Latest COVID-19 vaccine rollout News

The Latest: Italy requiring regional travel vaccination pass

Aug. 05, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

MILAN — Italy will require a vaccination pass on long-distance transportation, including high-speed trains and ferries between regions, from Sept. 1. Italian government ministers met Thursday to decide additional requirements for the so-called Green Pass, which will be...

Australia's 2nd largest city, Melbourne, enters 6th lockdown

Aug. 05, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, went into a sixth lockdown on Thursday, with a state government leader blaming the nation’s slow COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Melbourne joins Sydney and Brisbane, Australia’s most populous and...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine tallies more than $4B in Q2 sales

Aug. 05, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine brought in more than $4 billion in second-quarter sales, helping to push the vaccine developer into a profit. The company also said Thursday an analysis showed that its vaccine remains 93% effective as much as six months after the second...

The Latest: Sydney reports worst day of its current outbreak

Aug. 04, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state is reporting the worst day of its outbreak of the coronavirus delta variant, with a record 262 new local infections and five deaths from COVID-19. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Thursday that four of the...

Missouri health leaders warn of COVID-19 increase in kids

Aug. 04, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Springfield and St. Louis area health leaders are asking adults to wear masks and get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect children as hospitals report admitting more young patients with the disease, including some in intensive care. Spring Schmidt, deputy director of the St....

San Francisco to provide extra COVID-19 vaccination shots

Aug. 03, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will provide an extra dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson variety but public health officials aren't calling it a booster, authorities said Tuesday. In a possibly unique decision in...

9 Massachusetts counties now subject to CDC masking guidance

Aug. 02, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated mask guidance now applies to nine Massachusetts counties, according to data released Monday. That is up from five counties last week. The guidance issued last week recommends...

Germany to offer COVID-19 shots for all kids over 12

Aug. 02, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will start offering coronavirus vaccinations for all children and teenagers aged 12 and older, top health officials said Monday. German Health Minister Jens Spahn said after a meeting with the 16 German state health ministers that “we keep our...

Iran records highest number of daily COVID cases in pandemic

Aug. 02, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday reported more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country's single-day record so far in the pandemic, state media reported. State TV said health workers registered 37,189 new COVID-19 cases since Sunday — surpassing the...

The Latest: Arizona reports over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases

Aug. 01, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day. They say the 2,306 new cases and five additional deaths pushed the state’s totals to 929,541 cases and 18,251 known deaths since the pandemic...