Latest Immunizations News

New Hampshire schools face virus-related loss of funds

Jan. 23, 2021 3:53 PM EST

School districts across New Hampshire are losing money because the state’s funding formula is based on metrics heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Sixteen mayors and school board leaders wrote to Gov. Chris Sununu and legislative leaders this week expressing their concerns. They explained that...

More than 12,300 new virus cases, 150 new deaths in Florida

Jan. 23, 2021 3:37 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported an additional 12,311 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, as well as more than 150 new deaths from the virus. As of Saturday, Florida has had more than 1.6 million virus cases and 25,561 deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. Florida had a...

A health worker of Rocket Testing, conducts a test at the COVID-19 testing site at the Hawthorn Mall parking lot in Vernon Hills, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. A new drive-up rapid COVID-19 testing facility has opened in Vernon Hills. Rocket Testing, which currently has seven locations in the Chicago area. No appointment is necessary, and test can remain in the car while people wait, according to the Rocket Testing Facebook page. The test takes just minutes, and results are typically available in 15 minutes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Latest: Chicago opens restaurants, some bars with limits

Jan. 23, 2021 3:22 PM EST

CHICAGO — Restaurants and certain bars across Chicago and suburban Cook County have opened their doors to customers for the first time since late October after winning approval Saturday from Illinois health officials. With the city and county moving up to Tier I of the state’s coronavirus...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters during a news conference at a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site in the William Reid Apartments Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)

EXPLAINER: Supplies thin, but New York not out of vaccine

Jan. 23, 2021 3:22 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned this week that New York was about to “exhaust” its coronavirus vaccine supply, with only a few thousand doses left. But is it really running on empty? Not entirely. Here's how the math breaks down: The Democrat said Friday that after administering...

Kansas pharmacies gear up for expanded COVID-19 rollout

Jan. 23, 2021 2:53 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds, potentially thousands, of pharmacy workers could inject vaccines into the arms of Kansans in the coming months. New rules, at least for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, now let an additional class of workers vaccinate more people faster. Pharmacists could already...

Walgreens pharmacist Stephanie Rosado, left, administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shot to Peter Murdakes, a housing board member at the AHEPA apartments in Merrillville, on Monday./The Times via AP)

Indiana COVID-19 death toll grows by 50, nears 9,700

Jan. 23, 2021 12:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of Indiana residents who have died from the coronavirus grew by 50 Saturday after the Indiana Department of Health released new statistics on the pandemic. Nearly 9,700 Hoosiers now are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 or suspected of dying from it based on clinical...

Alaska officials to consider sooner vaccines for teachers

Jan. 23, 2021 11:52 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials say they are considering bumping up teachers on the state's vaccine list as more students have restarted in-person instruction. Tessa Walker Linderman, a top vaccine official with the state Department of Health and Social Services, made the announcement on...

A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

Jan. 23, 2021 11:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A major British doctors' group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by the manufacturer and the World Health...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021 file photo medical staff members walk between traffic cones at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

Hodgepodge systems, confusion mar California vaccine rollout

Jan. 23, 2021 11:35 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than five weeks into its vaccination program, California doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver the...

The exterior of the Findlay Toyota Center is shown in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on May 12, 2020. A multipurpose arena in Prescott Valley will be the latest large venue in Arizona to become a COVID-19 vaccination site. Cottonwood-based Spectrum Healthcare on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, will open an appointment-only setup called

COVID-19 vaccination site to open in Prescott Valley arena

Jan. 23, 2021 11:17 AM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A multipurpose arena in Prescott Valley will be the latest large venue in Arizona to become a COVID-19 vaccination site. Cottonwood-based Spectrum Healthcare on Monday will open an appointment-only setup called “Vaccination Station" inside Findlay Toyota Center, a...