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Doctors in Chicago are making house calls to give vulnerable patients the Covid-19 vaccine

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Chicago Hattie Blumenberg can't easily get to a mass vaccination center. The 90-year-old woman has limited transportation, and leaving her Chicago home would require someone physically carrying her from the house to ...

Great apes at the San Diego Zoo receive a Covid-19 vaccine for animals

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Several great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against Covid-19 a few weeks after the zoo's gorillas tested positive for the virus. Members of the zoo's bonobo and orangutan troops were vaccinated usi...

White House and Detroit officials seek to limit fallout after mayor initially declines Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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White House and Detroit officials tried to limit fallout after Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan initially declined to accept a distribution of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The move is at odds with federal health...

One Arizona county has so many vaccine doses, it’s now able to offer them to anyone over 18

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Concerned that there weren't enough people signing up to get vaccinated against Covid-19, officials in one small Arizona county changed the vaccine eligibility requirement to encourage more people to make appointmen...

California to reserve 40% of vaccine doses for underserved communities

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California will set aside 40% of its vaccines for underserved communities in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus and hasten the reopening of the economy. The state has the most Covid-19 cases in the country....

Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time

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Italy has invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug giant AstraZeneca. The country's move marks t...

‘They just were not all in’: How the White House convinced two pharmaceutical giants to collaborate on a vaccine

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Washington President Joe Biden's coronavirus response team learned two things his first week in office: Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine was highly effective -- but the company was millions of dos...

Dolly Parton has received her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

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Dolly Parton is showing everyone how it's done by receiving her first Covid-19 vaccination shot. The country music star got the shot at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and recorded the whole thing...

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine given to first patients in Ohio

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The long-awaited, one-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has now been administered in the United States. Barbara Schmalenberger, 86, was the first to receive the vaccine at the Schottenstein Center, in Colu...

Trump’s surgeon general questions guidance about getting 2 Covid-19 vaccine shots

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Former US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on Monday questioned the Biden administration's current guidance on getting both Covid-19 vaccine shots for the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines -- which were tested an...

Ecuador’s health minister resigns after vaccine access scandal

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Ecuador's health minister Juan Carlos Zevallos stepped down Friday, after his department allowed a university official receive a Covid-19 vaccine ahead of other priority groups. President Lenin Moreno announced Zev...

The Florida official who set up a vaccine site for affluent ZIP codes and created a VIP list is under investigation, sheriff’s office says

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A Florida sheriff's office is investigating whether a Manatee County official broke the law when she organized a Covid-19 vaccine drive limited to two of the county's most affluent ZIP codes. The Manatee County She...

Australian Open fans criticized for booing Covid-19 vaccine announcement

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Australia's government has condemned the "disgusting" behavior of spectators at the Australian Open tennis tournament Sunday, after sections of the crowd loudly booed a speech praising the rollout of the Covid-19 va...

A 90-year-old Seattle woman walks six miles in snow to get her Covid-19 vaccine

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Many people in the US are determined to get their Covid-19 vaccine, but a 90-year-old Seattle resident showed just how motivated she was by walking six miles in snow to make her appointment. Fran Goldman told CNN t...

Trudeau warns of a dangerous third wave as Canada copes with a vaccine ‘drought’

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Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that public health measures, including restrictions on indoor social gatherings, would have to continue for weeks to comes as new Covid-19 variants, and a slow va...

People of color are underrepresented in US vaccine trials, study finds

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People of color have been vastly underrepresented in US-based vaccine trials for the last decade, according to a new study released Friday by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Harvard, Emory and...

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