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States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week

Oct. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized. Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is currently being given to people as...

Oklahoma health update to add more than 1,000 COVID deaths

Oct. 15, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health says it would reconcile its reported COVID-19 deaths with those reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resulting in more than 1,000 additional deaths. “This is part of our annual...

Next on FDA's agenda: Booster shots of Moderna, J&J vaccines

Oct. 12, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously to learn when it's their turn. Federal regulators begin...

Salmonella outbreak tied to seafood sickens 82 in Colorado

Oct. 09, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A salmonella outbreak tied to seafood that Denver-based Northeast Seafood Products Inc. processed or manufactured has sickened at least 82 Coloradans in 14 counties. Of 102 people in 14 states who got sick from salmonella, all but two live in Colorado or...

GOP doc dispenses sketchy medical advice on virus immunity

Oct. 09, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Roger Marshall won't let people forget he's a doctor, putting “Doc” in the letterhead of his U.S. Senate office's news releases. But when he talks about COVID-19 vaccines, some doctors and experts say the Kansas Republican sounds far more like a politician than a...

Does 1918 pandemic offer clues on emerging from COVID-19?

Oct. 09, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Karen Baldridge rolled up her sleeve to get her covid-19 booster vaccine. “I’m trying to baby myself and (am) doing everything that I can to keep healthy,” she said this past week while at Excela Square at Norwin. “I feel there’s about a 90%...

US health experts urge flu shots to avoid 'twindemic'

Oct. 07, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

The U.S. is gearing up in case of a bad flu season on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, with a plea Thursday for Americans to get vaccinated against both. “I get it: We are all tired of talking about vaccines,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers...

What to expect as US weighs COVID shots for younger kids

Oct. 07, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to allow COVID-19 vaccinations in children ages 5 to 11 — using kid-sized doses. Until now, only people 12 and older could be vaccinated in the U.S., with shots made by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech. That's been...

Africa welcomes new malaria vaccine as a 'game-changer'

Oct. 07, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — African health officials are optimistic that the world’s first malaria vaccine endorsed by the World Health Organization will “dramatically change” the way the continent of 1.3 billion people fights the disease. The new malaria vaccine is...

Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time?

Oct. 07, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time? Yes, you can get the shots in the same visit. When COVID-19 vaccines were first rolling out in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended waiting 14...