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EXPLAINER: Why Japan has been slow to roll out vaccinations

May. 14, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's rollout of COVID-19 vaccines began belatedly in mid-February, months behind the United States and many other countries. Officials blamed a shortage of Pfizer Inc. vaccine from Europe as the main culprit in the delay. But three months later, with shipments stabilized and...

Nevada adopts new CDC guidance easing mask requirements

May. 13, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is adopting new mask-wearing guidance the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. The updated guidance is...

Navajo Nation reports 14 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death

May. 13, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one additional death. It was the first reported coronavirus-related death in four days. Tribal health officials said the latest figures pushed the...

Kids ages 12 through 15 can begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine

May. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Children ages 12 through 15 were set to begin receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots in Massachusetts on Thursday. The state began allowing shots into the arms of the 400,000 Massachusetts kids who fall into that age category after an advisory panel to...

Kids 12 and up are eligible for COVID vaccine in Virginia

May. 13, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Children ages 12 to 15 were expected to start getting the coronavirus vaccine in Virginia on Thursday, with state health officials stressing that inoculating that age group will help prevent the overall spread of the disease in the state. Many...

Kansas follows guidance on mask wearing, COVID-19 vaccines

May. 13, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer need to wear masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings, effective immediately, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday. The state will follow guidance announced Thursday by the...

State health officer touts vaccines for children 12 to 15

May. 13, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine is now available for children ages 12 to 15 in Mississippi for the first time, a development the state's top health official told residents he hopes will “shake us out of our complacency” in battling COVID-19. “I want...

Rhode Island to offer vaccines to out-of-state visitors

May. 13, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

Anyone who visits Rhode Island will soon be able to get a coronavirus vaccine, and nightclubs will be allowed to open at full capacity by the end of May if patrons can prove they have received their shot, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Thursday. Until now, only residents and...

Vaccine registration opens to Vermonters ages 12 to 15

May. 13, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermonters ages 12 to 15 can now get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after U.S. health advisers endorsed its use for those ages. Registration for vaccine appointments opened Thursday morning. Pfizer’s...

Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations

May. 13, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow. In Japan, South Korea and...