Latest Immunizations News

Beijing mandates COVID vaccines to enter some public spaces

Jul. 07, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Chinese capital has issued a mandate requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before they can enter some public spaces including gyms, museums and libraries, drawing concern from city residents over the sudden policy announcement and its impact on their...

Health officials: Monkeypox likely spreading in King County

Jul. 06, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The monkeypox virus continues to circulate in Washington state's most populous county, which includes Seattle, and is now likely spreading between residents, local health officials said Wednesday. Public health leaders have identified nine King County infections...

Tina Kotek, candidate for governor, tests positive for COVID

Jul. 06, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Oregon governor Tina Kotek said Tuesday that she tested positive for COVID-19. Kotek said on Twitter she was resting and taking it easy for a few days and that she’s grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, KOIN-TV reported. ...

Proposed Ohio amendment would limit vaccine mandates

Jul. 06, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would limit vaccine mandates imposed by businesses, health care providers and governments is a step closer to the statewide ballot. The proposal would prohibit those entities from discriminating against...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 06, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Minnesota’s smart step to ease access to COVID drug The state is using an innovative strategy to fill Paxlovid prescriptions. Other states are lagging or worse. A pioneering move to ease access to a...

Saudi Arabia expecting 1 million in largest hajj since virus

Jul. 06, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — One million Muslim pilgrims were converging on Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on Wednesday for the largest hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam’s five pillars. Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow some 850,000...

Canada to throw out 13.6M doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Jul. 05, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — Canada is going to throw out about 13.6 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it couldn’t find any takers for it either at home or abroad. Canada signed a contract with AstraZeneca in 2020 to get 20 million doses of its vaccine, and 2.3...

Germany's CureVac files suit against vaccine rival BioNTech

Jul. 05, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German biotech company CureVac said Tuesday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival BioNTech for work that it says contributed to the development of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. BioNTech said its work is original and it would “vigorously” contest the...

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 03, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. ...

From one July Fourth to the next, a steep slide for Biden

Jul. 03, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last Fourth of July, President Joe Biden gathered hundreds of people outside the White House for an event that would have been unthinkable for many Americans the previous year. With the coronavirus in retreat, they ate hamburgers and watched fireworks over the National Mall. ...