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White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

Oct. 20, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for elementary school...

Arkansas AG hopeful proposes court action on COVID misinfo

Sep. 27, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Democrat running for attorney general in Arkansas, where health officials have struggled with resistance to the coronavirus vaccine, on Monday vowed if elected to take social media companies to court for spreading COVID-19 misinformation. ...

Top doctors say not so fast to Biden's boosters-for-all plan

Sep. 18, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all Americans. But after campaigning for the White House on a pledge to “follow the science,” Biden found himself...

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

Sep. 17, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 11, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Manchin, Murthy; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark. ___ ...

Questioning a catchphrase: 'Pandemic of the unvaccinated'

Sep. 01, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This summer’s coronavirus resurgence has been labeled a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” by government officials from President Joe Biden on down. The sound bite captures the glaring reality that unvaccinated people overwhelmingly account for new...

The Latest: U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 22, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON — U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas says that he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and has moderate symptoms. Nehls, a Republican from the Houston area, said Saturday that he is fully vaccinated and hopes the symptoms pass soon. “All Americans are free to make...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 21, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin; Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — White House...

Do I need a booster if I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

Aug. 20, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

Do I need a booster if I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Probably at some point, but health officials still are collecting the data needed to decide. With boosters being planned in the U.S. as early as the fall for those who got the two-shot...

US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

Aug. 18, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials Wednesday announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and signs that the vaccines' effectiveness is slipping. The plan, as outlined by the chief...