Latest Immunizations News

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Apr. 21, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ April 21 The Brunswick News on vaccine scams: Most people have no problem putting in a hard day’s work and being rewarded for their effort. It is, in many ways,...

First batch of COVID vaccines lands in opposition-held Syria

Apr. 21, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

IDLIB, Syria (AP) — Syria's last rebel-held enclave received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, with a refrigerated truck offloading over 50,000 of United Nations-secured jabs in the overcrowded province. The AstraZeneca vaccines were delivered to Idlib...

The Latest: Pakistan counts more deaths in latest virus wave

Apr. 21, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reported 148 deaths from COVID-19, one of the country's highest daily death tolls in recent months. Pakistan is currently in the middle of a third wave of coronavirus infections amid widespread violations of social...

Hitting latest vaccine milestone, Biden pushes shots for all

Apr. 21, 2021 06:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is set to meet President Joe Biden's latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million coronavirus shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public. With more than 50% of adults...

China says 200 million citizens have been vaccinated

Apr. 21, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Around 200 million Chinese, or 14.29% of the population, have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far, with an emphasis on front-line workers, university students and people living in border areas, a health official said Wednesday. China is ramping up...

Putin, in annual address, lauds Russia's vaccine work

Apr. 21, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the nation Wednesday amid a sweeping Kremlin crackdown on opposition protests and soaring tensions with the West. Putin began his state-of-the-nation speech by hailing the nation's response...

Maine: College requires COVID-19 shots; Walk-ups in Windham

Apr. 21, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Another private college in Maine has said it will require students and staff to be vaccinated against coronavirus this fall. College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor joined Bowdoin College, which was the first college in Maine to require the new...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Apr. 21, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. April 20, 2021. Editorial: SD Vaccination Rates: Here’s The Hard Part As noted here last week, South Dakota — and South Dakotans — have done an excellent job so far in getting themselves vaccinated with one of the...

Hawaii to begin vaccine passports for travel between islands

Apr. 20, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials will allow state residents who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to skip pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements for flights between islands. Hawaii becomes the second state in the nation after New York to...

The Latest: Hawaii eases virus rules for inter-island travel

Apr. 20, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are moving forward with a plan to allow people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to skip pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements for flights between islands. The rule, for now, is only for people who have received...