Latest Immunizations News

COVID-19 at Wimbledon: 3 top-20 men out after positive tests

Jun. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic famously decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — which prevented him from playing at the Australian Open in January following a legal saga that ended with his deportation from that country, and, as things currently...

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

Jun. 30, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives. The Food and Drug Administration said the original vaccines would be used for anyone still getting their first series of...

Guard could lose 600 Minnesotans after vaccine deadline

Jun. 30, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard could lose hundreds of soldiers if they don’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 immediately. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the U.S. Department of Defense’s deadline for getting shots is Thursday. More than 95% of the...

Rays put LH Raley, RH Thompson on restricted list

Jun. 30, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays put left-hander Brooks Raley and right-hander Ryan Thompson on the restricted list Thursday before opening a five-game series in Toronto against the Blue Jays. Tampa Bay added righties Javy Guerra and Phoenix Sanders from Triple-A Durham. ...

Canada official warns of possible COVID resurgence ahead

Jun. 30, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — Canada’s chief public health officer is warning of a possible COVID-19 resurgence in the fall and winter. Theresa Tam said Thursday the circulating omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are even more transmissible and able to evade immunity than previous versions,...

Montana's health department getting new leadership

Jun. 30, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana's largest department is getting new leadership, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Thursday. Adam Meier is leaving as director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services on Aug. 12 due to an ongoing family health issue, the governor's...

NH's mobile vaccination clinics, home program ending

Jun. 30, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The state-managed COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics and homebased vaccination program are ending, to coincide with the end of federal funding, New Hampshire officials said Thursday. The clinics began in July 2021 with one mobile vaccination van, and...

High court rejects COVID-19 shot mandate case from New York

Jun. 30, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined on Thursday to take up a case involving a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers in New York that does not offer an exemption for religious reasons. The court's action follows a decision in December in which the justices...

Walgreens earnings slide as number of vaccinations wane

Jun. 30, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

A big opioid settlement and a COVID-19 vaccine slowdown dragged on third-quarter earnings for Walgreens, but the drugstore chain still topped expectations. Net income slid to $289 million in the quarter that ended May 31, the company said Thursday. That’s down from about $1.2...

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

Jun. 30, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. health agency said in its latest weekly report on the pandemic that the worldwide number of...