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Vaccination rate for LA public safety workers below average

Jun. 19, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — COVID-19 vaccination rates for police and firefighting personnel in Los Angeles and prison employees across California are significantly lower than the state's average for other adults, raising concerns among medical ethicists and public safety leaders about whether...

Top US health official visits Colorado to promote vaccines

Jun. 18, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited a mobile vaccine clinic near Denver on Friday to promote COVID-19 shots among underserved communities of color that have some of the nation's lowest vaccination rates. He also met with...

NY to shift vaccination push to least vaccinated communities

Jun. 18, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York plans to downscale its mass vaccination sites to focus on communities where the fewest percentage of New Yorkers are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Cuomo said New York will close down mass vaccination sites in...

Nearly half of eligible Hoosiers now vaccinated for COVID-19

Jun. 18, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly half of Indiana residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus despite a continuing drop in the number of Hoosiers getting the jab each day. As of Friday, about 2.73 million Hoosiers had been fully...

Counties with lower COVID-19 vaccinations have higher cases

Jun. 18, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say a handful of Minnesota counties with low COVID-19 vaccination rates have slightly higher cases of the coronavirus. Among the 10 counties with COVID-19 rates of 5 per 10,000 people or higher in the week ending June 5, none...

Georgia promises hundreds of vaccine events to boost uptake

Jun. 17, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN. Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials say state health workers and others will participate in more than 370 community vaccination events between now and July 4th, trying to push up the state's lagging rate of COVID-19 vaccination. Gov Brian Kemp spoke to reporters...

Russian regions make vaccines mandatory for many workers

Jun. 17, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in four Russian regions have made coronavirus vaccines mandatory this week for workers in retail, education and other service sectors, part of an effort to boost the country's low immunization rates as COVID-19 infections continue to soar. ...

Get a jab, win a condo: Hong Kong tries vaccine incentives

Jun. 17, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Like many in Hong Kong, Jason Chan had no immediate plans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. For the finance professional, there seemed to be no pressing need, with travel restrictions still in place and no major outbreak at home. But Chan had a change...

The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas

Jun. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

O’FALLON, Mo. — A swath of southern Missouri is seeing a big rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at just the wrong time — as tourists eager to get out after being cooped up for a year make their way to popular destinations like Branson and Lake of the Ozarks. ...

Virus cases drop, health officials warn of fall resurgence

Jun. 16, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials warned Wednesday that despite coronavirus cases declining to the lowest rates since the early days of the pandemic, the state could see a resurgence of the virus in the fall if not enough people are vaccinated against COVID-19. ...