Latest Immunizations News

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Apr. 17, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The number of lives lost, as...

A year into COVID, Smithfield workers still have questions

Apr. 17, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sandra Silbert wasn’t taking any chances. She asked for a mask in March 2020 at the Smithfield Foods meatpacking plant in Sioux Falls. When she didn’t get one, she made them herself out of an extra set of curtains at home. ...

Northern Indiana Amish see hurdles getting COVID-19 vaccines

Apr. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — The local Amish population faces barriers to getting vaccinated for COVID-19 that other groups do not, as Hoosiers generally need to make vaccination appointments online or by phone and clinics are located in towns and cities. About 26,000 Amish...

Mexico says 14 townships refuse coronavirus vaccines

Apr. 16, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities said Friday that 14 of the country’s roughly 2,600 townships have refused to allow vaccination teams to administer anti-coronavirus doses there, and a convoy transporting vaccines came under an armed attack in another part of the country. ...

Ontario to limit outdoor gatherings amid wave of infections

Apr. 16, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s most populous province is limiting outdoor gatherings to those in the same household and will close playgrounds and golf courses amid a record wave of coronavirus infections fueled by variants, Ontario's premier announced Friday. The decision sparked widespread...

Alaska to offer tourists COVID-19 vaccines starting June 1

Apr. 16, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Friday that COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1, in unveiling plans aimed at bolstering the state's pandemic-battered tourist industry. Dunleavy, a Republican,...

Chicago opening COVID-19 vaccine clinic at errant hospital

Apr. 16, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago announced plans Friday to open a COVID-19 vaccination program at a hospital where vaccine shipments were paused after reports the hospital acted with favoritism in dispensing the treatment. Officials say the Department of Public...

The Latest: Vaccines to be made available at Alaska airports

Apr. 16, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1. He made the announcement Friday, as he unveiled plans aimed at bolstering Alaska’s pandemic-battered tourist industry. ...

Celebrities make a stand for COVID vaccines on TV special

Apr. 16, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and a slew of celebrities including Billy Crystal, Jennifer Hudson and Lin-Manuel Miranda are part of a special aimed at boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates. “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” airing at 7...

New Mexico COVID-19 cases tick up as death toll tops 4K

Apr. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 cases is ticking up again in New Mexico as the death toll reached another milestone Friday. State health officials reported that four more people have succumbed to the virus, pushing the total to 4,001 since the...