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Putin tests experimental nasal vaccine against COVID-19

Nov. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he has taken an experimental nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, three days after he received his booster shot. Russia is facing its worst surge of infections and deaths since the pandemic began and is struggling...

AstraZeneca opens research center as UK builds science hub

Nov. 23, 2021 14:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles praised Cambridge as a center of scientific collaboration Tuesday as the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca opened a 1 billion-pound ($1.34 billion) research center, hoping to build on work in developing one of the first COVID-19 vaccines. ...

Vaccine requirement for Louisiana schools drawing GOP anger

Nov. 23, 2021 12:21 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican legislative leaders are outraged about a plan by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration to start requiring some students to get the coronavirus vaccination or submit a written dissent to attend school. ...

Canada approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Nov. 19, 2021 19:30 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada’s health regulator approved Pfizer’s kid-size COVID-19 shot on Friday and announced it will allow Canadians returning from short trips abroad to use a quicker, less-expensive test for the coronavirus. Health Canada authorized the...

Florida woman who sued for ivermectin dies from COVID

Nov. 16, 2021 11:00 AM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla (AP) — A Florida teacher hospitalized with COVID-19 has died after her husband unsuccessfully sued to force doctors to treat her with ivermectin, a drug popular among some skeptics of accepted coronavirus treatments despite a lack of studies proving its...

Foreign citizens seek US-approved shots as travel resumes

Nov. 07, 2021 05:20 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As COVID-19 ravaged Hungary in April, Budapest resident Akos Sipos received his second vaccine dose, believing he was doing the right thing for his own health and to help end the pandemic. But Sipos, 46, soon discovered that the vaccine he...

AstraZeneca pulls request for Swiss approval of COVID shot

Nov. 04, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — AstraZeneca said Thursday that it is withdrawing its application for approval of its COVID-19 vaccine in Switzerland because the country's medical regulator wanted to restrict its use to people over age 50. Switzerland has cleared the BioNTech-Pfizer,...

Arizona doctors emphasize COVID-19 vaccine is safe for kids

Oct. 31, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children and presents the best way to get past the inconveniences brought by the pandemic, Arizona doctors said as they look to reassure parents ahead of anticipated approval by the federal government. While most children...

Parents, schools bracing for vaccination delays for kids

Oct. 29, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Sides is so eager to get her three children — ages 5, 8 and 10 — vaccinated that she looked into enrolling her youngest in a clinical trial. Now, facing likely delays in scheduling shots, she’s considering crossing state lines if allowed. ...

Mississippi pre-ordering 50,000 doses of vaccine for kids

Oct. 28, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi has pre-ordered almost 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in anticipation of the shots being approved for 5 to 11-year-olds early next week, State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said Thursday. Earlier this week, an advisory...