Latest COVID-19 vaccine rollout News

Asian shares mixed amid cautious outlook for global economy

Apr. 18, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark quickly lost early gains and fell 0.1% to 29,642.79, the first market reaction after a summit by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga...

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Apr. 18, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. ...

The Latest: Michigan governor: State's surge may be ending

Apr. 18, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her state could be seeing a drop in infections after leading the nation’s COVID-19 daily case rate for weeks. Whitmer has extended a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public, but...

Vaccine milestones reached in Maine and Massachusetts

Apr. 18, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

Half of Maine’s population of age 16 and up has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Janet Mills said Sunday. That amount includes 38% of eligible residents who received their final dose, Mills said in a news release. “We’re...

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

Apr. 18, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked the U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to speed up his country's inoculation drive, which lags behind many other nations. Suga, after holding talks with President Joe...

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Apr. 17, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The number of lives lost, as...

Alaska to offer tourists COVID-19 vaccines starting June 1

Apr. 16, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Friday that COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1, in unveiling plans aimed at bolstering the state's pandemic-battered tourist industry. Dunleavy, a Republican,...

The Latest: Vaccines to be made available at Alaska airports

Apr. 16, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1. He made the announcement Friday, as he unveiled plans aimed at bolstering Alaska’s pandemic-battered tourist industry. ...

Kentucky reports 714 COVID-19 cases, higher positivity rate

Apr. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported more than 700 new coronavirus cases and 15 additional virus-related deaths on Friday, along with a slightly higher rate of positive cases. More than 1.6 million Kentuckians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Gov....

Massachusetts falls just shy of vaccination goal for week

Apr. 16, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has fallen just short of a prediction by Gov. Charlie Baker that 2 million residents would be reported fully vaccinated by Friday. On Monday, the Republican said the state was on track to cross the 2 million mark by week’s end in...