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CVS now booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments for 570,000 in 17 states

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The bid to inoculate the country against a virus that has killed more than 500,000 Americans is picking up. CVS Health on Wednesday began booking appointments to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in a total of 17 states, with about 570,000 doses......

COVID vaccine reducing risk of hospitalisations, Scottish study suggests

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Deputy charge nurse Katie McIntosh administers the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, to Vivien McKay Clinical Nurse Manager at the Western General Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Edinburgh, Scotland Britain December 8, 2020. Andrew Milligan/Pool via......

Malaysia to start COVID-19 vaccination drive early as first doses arrive

Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia moved up its COVID-19 inoculation drive by two days as the first batch of vaccines arrived in the Southeast Asian nation on Sunday. Malaysia aims to vaccinate at least 80% of its 32 million people within a year as it pushes to revive an economy......

U.S. and Novavax Will Aid Global Vaccination Campaign

New York Times
WASHINGTON — An international effort to expedite the manufacturing and distribution of coronavirus vaccines around the globe got a lift on Thursday on two fronts: White House officials said the Biden administration would make good on a U.S. promise to donate $4 billion to the campaign over two years, and......

Biden to pledge billions in aid toward global Covid vaccination efforts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker applies a Sinovac’s CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine on an elderly citzen in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 18, 2021. Ricardo Moraes | Reuters President Joe Biden is expected to announce Friday that the......

South Africa launches COVID-19 vaccination programme with J&J shots

Reuters
By Wendell Roelf, Alexander Winning CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday, battling to tame a more infectious variant of the coronavirus with a roll-out of the Johnson & Johnson shot for the first time outside a clinical trial. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa......

90-year-old Seattle woman walks six miles through snow to get COVID-19 vaccination

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brooke Seipel A 90-year-old Seattle woman who woke up to snow on the day before her COVID-19 vaccination appointment didn’t let it stop her — she just walked six miles through the snow to make it.  Local Fox News affiliate Q13 reported that......

How Coronavirus Variants May Drive Reinfection and Shape Vaccination Efforts

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click to enlarge Baltimore County Government/FlickrCC Vaccine rollout in the United States has been undeniably slow. And while we wait, worrisome new coronavirus variants are emerging, heightening the urgency to control the pandemic. Some variants, including ones first identified in Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom, have mutations that......

Bankole Thompson: Duggan needs to enlist more Black churches for vaccination effort

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here It would behoove the mayor to seek the backing of dozens of pastors for an undertaking to mitigate the pandemic, Thompson writes         Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

New Yorkers With Many Health Conditions Are Now Eligible for Vaccination

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here New Yorkers with chronic health conditions that made them newly eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine flooded a state website and call center Sunday morning, leaving many unable to immediately schedule appointments at mass vaccination centers. State officials said......

U.P. counties are ahead of Michigan’s other regions in COVID vaccination

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has become a surprising success story for early vaccine distribution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic         Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here......

Biden school reopening guidance expected to focus on COVID mitigation, rather than teacher vaccination

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration’s guidance on how schools can “safely open” will come from multiple federal agencies and departments, according to several people familiar with the plan.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to release an......

Release COVID aid without strings or vaccination will ail

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that “time is of the essence” and urged the Republican-run Legislature to appropriate federal COVID-19 relief dollars without strings to better fund vaccination efforts.  The request comes after both the state House and......

India asks states to speed up COVID-19 vaccination

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker reacts as she receives a dose of AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine, produced by the Serum Institute of India, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign at a medical centre in Mumbai, India, January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s government urged states and union......

NFL tells White House it’s ready to make every stadium a vaccination site

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The offer comes as the Biden administration has promised the opening of mass vaccination sites as part of its push to ramp up the pace of Covid inoculations. “This is currently being done at seven NFL stadiums today,” Goodell......

NFL offers Biden all 32 football stadiums as mass Covid vaccination sites

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sofi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, California. Keith Birmingham | MediaNews Group | Getty Images The National Football League told President Joe Biden that it is making all of its 32 football stadiums available a mass......

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