Clinics in Roanoke and the New River Valley will administer 13,000 doses of the J&J vaccine.
The director of the US Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday said she hopes people will decide to individually "do the right thing" about distancing and wearing masks, even in states moving to eliminate restrictions against the CDC's recommendations.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated — and he pushed states to get at least one shot into the arms of teachers by the end of March to hasten school reopenings.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated.
The Roanoke and Alleghany Health Districts expect within two weeks to be able reach all adults 65 and older who want the vaccines and to make headway on essential workers.
Merck will help produce rival Johnson and Johnson's newly approved vaccine in an effort to expand supply more quickly, a Biden administration official has confirmed.
SAO PAULO — Brazilian health officials are urging nationwide lockdowns and curfews because hospitals are running short of intensive-care unit beds as COVID-19 claims more than 1,000 lives each day in the country.
US health officials warn against reopening too quickly as virus variants spread. “We stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground that we have gained,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC.
CVS and Walgreens are finishing delivering doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Virginia's long-term care residents and staff under the federal pharmacy plan. The state has made arrangements to continue vaccinating people who are moving into facilities or those who changed their minds and now want it. It is not known yet what percentage of residents and staff have asked to be vaccinated.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June, Chinese health experts said Monday.
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The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson and Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.
U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday. Formal authorization is expected soon, with distribution coming within days.
Virginia reported high death counts this week, a result of January's peak cases leading to both a lag in recording deaths and to people dying after weeks of hospitalizations.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast on Friday became the second country in the world to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX initiative, with 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India.
Virus update: Days after marking a solemn milestone in the pandemic, President Joe Biden is celebrating the pace of his efforts to end it. Plus, more Americans will soon be eligible for unemployment benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after marking a solemn milestone in the pandemic, President Joe Biden is celebrating the pace of his efforts to end it.