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Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

Oct. 23, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island nation gears up to further ease COVID-19 restrictions. Starting Nov. 1, workers in the health, security, airport and...

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

Oct. 22, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters. ...

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

Oct. 22, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes got its first chance Friday to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in a blood-testing technology. The technology heralded as a...

Idaho clinics rush to train staff for COVID booster rollout

Oct. 22, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With expanded access to coronavirus boosters approved and vaccinations for younger kids on the horizon, family physicians are fielding phone calls from people eager to get the shots. But this round of vaccinations is more complicated than the last — with mix-and-match...

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

Oct. 20, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food...

Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x more likely to die from COVID

Oct. 20, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Unvaccinated Minnesotans are 15 times more likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 and 30 times more likely to die from the disease than vaccinated residents, Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said Wednesday. The commissioner gave those figures...

Maryland congressman says he prescribes ivermectin for COVID

Oct. 20, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland congressman who is a practicing anesthesiologist said on a radio show that he prescribed a medication typically used to treat parasites in livestock and humans as a treatment for COVID-19. Republican Rep. Andy Harris, who represents...

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

Oct. 20, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for elementary school...

UK encourages booster jabs, resists new virus restrictions

Oct. 20, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Under pressure from rising infections and worried health experts, the British government on Wednesday urged millions of people to get booster vaccine shots but resisted calls to reimpose coronavirus restrictions such as mandatory mask-wearing. Health...

Florida chief fired for not forcing firefighter vaccinations

Oct. 20, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida battalion chief has been fired for refusing to discipline workers who hadn't gotten a COVID-19 vaccine in violation of a requirement for county employees. Orange County Fire Rescue battalion chief Stephen Davis was fired Tuesday for...