Latest COVID-19 vaccine rollout News

LSU urges state to require COVID-19 vaccines at its schools

Jun. 19, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's governing board is urging the state Department of Health to add COVID-19 shots to a list of required vaccinations for college students once federal regulators give full approval to the shots. Friday's 9-2 vote came after the LSU Board of...

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

Jun. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the...

Get enrolled, get jabbed: Community college makes it easy

Jun. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Prospective students interested in taking classes at the Community College of Rhode Island can get enrolled and get vaccinated at the same time. The event scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the school’s Warwick campus will offer those interested in attending CCRI the...

Nearly half of eligible Hoosiers now vaccinated for COVID-19

Jun. 18, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly half of Indiana residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus despite a continuing drop in the number of Hoosiers getting the jab each day. As of Friday, about 2.73 million Hoosiers had been fully...

Nevada to offer $5M in cash prizes to boost vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new kind of jackpot is coming to Nevada, the governor said Thursday, but only for state residents who have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced a broad effort to encourage reluctant or forgetful...

Canada: Pfizer, Moderna preferred 2nd dose after AstraZeneca

Jun. 17, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot. On June 1, committee had said AstraZeneca recipients...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

Governor unveils plan to spend $2.8B in federal relief funds

Jun. 17, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he hopes to use nearly $3 billion in federal pandemic-relief funds to support homeownership, economic development, job training, health care and infrastructure with a focus on populations and areas that suffered the most...

Can you mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?

Jun. 17, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 vaccines? It's likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure. The authorized COVID-19 shots around the world are all designed to stimulate your immune system to produce...

UK records over 10,000 virus cases for first time since Feb

Jun. 17, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s latest surge in coronavirus infections gathered pace Thursday with new confirmed cases rising above 10,000 for the first time in nearly four months as a result of the spread of the more contagious delta variant. Government figures showed another...