Latest Immunizations News

The Latest: More data confirm single dose of 2 vaccines work

Apr. 23, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

LONDON — Scientists at Oxford University have released more data that confirm coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca both significantly cut the risk of infection after a single dose. In studies published on Friday, researchers said there was no...

Drop in vaccine demand has some places turning down doses

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Louisiana has stopped asking the federal government for its full allotment of COVID-19 vaccine. About three-quarters of Kansas counties have turned down new shipments of the vaccine at least once over the past month. And in Mississippi, officials asked the federal...

Jill Biden hears from Navajo women on needs, priorities

Apr. 22, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Jill Biden spent the first day of a two-day trip to the Navajo Nation on Thursday hearing from female leaders about the needs and priorities of the country’s largest Native American reservation, including more law enforcement and medical resources. ...

Japan to issue 3rd virus emergency in Tokyo, Osaka area

Apr. 22, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to issue a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western urban prefectures amid skepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus resurgence ahead of the Olympics in July. Health and economy ministers in charge of the virus...

Topless clubs among businesses that can reopen in Vegas

Apr. 22, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again, under rules accepted Thursday by a state COVID-19 task force. But masks still will be required for adult entertainment employees and...

Gov. Inslee: WA has entered 4th surge of COVID-19

Apr. 22, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that Washington state has entered its fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Inslee pointed to data showing rising cases, hospitalizations and the spread of virus variants, including the more contagious variant...

Oregon: CDC investigating woman's death after J&J vaccine

Apr. 22, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials said Thursday that federal officials are investigating the death of a woman in her 50s who developed a rare blood clot and low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19. The...

The Latest: Las Vegas strip clubs given OK to reopen May 1

Apr. 22, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions beginning next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again. But masks still will be required for adult entertainment employees and recommended for customers under rules accepted Thursday by...

California goes from worst to first in virus infections

Apr. 22, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just a few months ago, California was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Hospitals in Los Angeles were drowning in patients, and ambulances were idling outside with people struggling to breathe, waiting for beds to open. The death...

Edwards worries about decline in COVID-19 vaccine interest

Apr. 22, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Fewer than two weeks after officials hailed the opening of a federal mass vaccination site in Louisiana's capital city, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday that the location isn't seeing enough traffic from people seeking the thousands of coronavirus vaccine doses...