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Mass vaccination clinic that was to use J&J vaccine canceled

Apr. 22, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A mass vaccination clinic that was planned at the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play has been canceled due to the suspension of the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The problem was that Arrowhead Stadium and the...

Iowa sees increase in people hospitalized with virus

Apr. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials reported a rise in coronavirus-related hospitalizations Thursday with a 36% increase in patients admitted in the last 24 hours and a slight increase in patients remaining in hospitals fighting the virus. Iowa...

Arkansas marks 1 million virus vaccine shots administered

Apr. 22, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Thursday marked 1 million coronavirus vaccine shots administered in the state so far, though the governor acknowledged more needs to be done to increase demand. Gov. Asa Hutchinson was on hand as health officials administered the...

Over 2M in Arizona fully vaccinated against coronavirus

Apr. 22, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of people in Arizona who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus has topped 2 million, the state reported Thursday as it opened another mass vaccination site in metro Phoenix. The 2,024,440 people in Arizona who are fully vaccinated,...

COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens

Apr. 22, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged 80% since the start of the year, dramatic proof the vaccination campaign is working. Now the trick is to get more of the nation's younger people to roll up their sleeves. The drop-off in...

COVID vaccine increasingly available without appointments

Apr. 22, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties are increasingly allowing people to walk in to get a coronavirus vaccine without an appointment as interest wanes. In the Lawrence area, mass vaccination clinics at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, which had been immunizing almost...

Iowa officials say 77 prisoners got virus vaccine overdoses

Apr. 22, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Administration of the coronavirus vaccine has been halted at a Fort Madison prison after nursing staff there incorrectly gave 77 inmates overdoses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the Iowa Department of Corrections said. The incident happened...

The Latest: Virus harms during pregnancy detailed in study

Apr. 22, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

A multi-country study suggests pregnant women who get COVID-19 have higher risks for death, intensive-care stays, preterm birth and other complications. Pregnancy causes various changes in the body that may make women vulnerable to harm from the coronavirus. Pregnant...

Indiana bill approved to ban government vaccine passports

Apr. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State or local governments in Indiana will be prohibited from issuing or requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports under a bill approved by state lawmakers. The Republican-dominated House and Senate voted Thursday by wide margins to approve a wide-ranging...

Governor: state needs to step up outreach as demand ebbs

Apr. 22, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor says the state needs to step up its outreach as demand for the vaccine is starting to slow. The Providence Journal reports thousands of new appointments made available earlier this week went largely unclaimed on the...