Latest Immunizations News

Palestinians call off 1M dose vaccine exchange with Israel

Jun. 18, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority called off an agreement whereby Israel would transfer 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to it in exchange for a similar number later this year, hours after the deal was announced on Friday. The Palestinians said the...

New Mexico Governor: Opening day will be July 1

Jun. 18, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that all remaining public health restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activity in the state will be lifted July 1. She made the declaration as state health officials continued to crunch...

California offers digital record of coronavirus vaccination

Jun. 18, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday started offering residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccinations that they can use to access businesses or events that require proof they got the shots. The state’s public health and technology departments...

US-Canada border restrictions extended until July 21

Jun. 18, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Border restrictions on nonessential travel with the United States will be extended until July 21, officials said Wednesday, as Canada works to get a higher percentage of Canadians fully vaccinated. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the move has been...

NJ hits 4.7M adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Jun. 18, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Friday hit Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's goal of vaccinating 4.7 million people. Murphy announced what he cast as a milestone at University Hospital in Newark, where the state's first COVID-19 vaccine was administered about six months...

Top U.S. health official visits Colorado to promote vaccines

Jun. 18, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra met with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Friday on a visit to Denver that is part of the Biden administration's effort to promote vaccines among hesitant minority communities that have some of the lowest inoculation rates. ...

Palestinian Authority calls off million-dose vaccine exchange with Israel, says doses sent by Israel expire too soon

Jun. 18, 2021 13:22 PM EDT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority calls off million-dose vaccine exchange with Israel, says doses sent by Israel expire too soon.

The Latest: WH: 300M COVID-19 shots given since inauguration

Jun. 18, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Joe Biden will announce 300 million COVID-19 shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office on Jan. 20. But as Biden marks a new milestone in the fight against COVID-19 on Friday, another goal may fall...

Biden to announce 300M COVID-19 shots given in 150 days

Jun. 18, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is marking another milestone in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control and help Americans return to a more normal way of life. Biden will announce that 300 million COVID-19 shots have been administered in the 150...

Delta variant blamed for southwest Missouri virus increase

Jun. 18, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated health officials in the Springfield area are imploring residents to get COVID-19 vaccinations as the faster-spreading Delta variant pushes case numbers and hospitalizations higher. Random testing of virus samples have determined that...