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Private practice doctors flag concerns on when they and their patients will receive Covid-19 vaccine

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(KHN)Dr. Andrew Carroll — a family doctor in Chandler, Arizona — wants to help his patients get immunized against Covid-19, so he paid more than $ 4,000 to buy an ultra-low-temperature freezer from eBay needed to s...

Every country has vaccine skeptics. In Russia, doctors are in their ranks

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Moscow News of the first takers of the desperately awaited Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine spurred some hope and excitement amid new lockdowns and spiraling infections in much of the US and the UK. But in Russia,...

How older adults with chronic illnesses can assess whether to get the Covid-19 vaccine

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(KHN)As public demand grows for limited supplies of Covid-19 vaccines, questions remain about the vaccines' appropriateness for older adults with various illnesses. Among them are cancer patients receiving active tr...

More than 80% of Alabama’s Black population lived in a county where life expectancy didn’t meet vaccine eligibility, CNN analysis shows

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At least 83% of Alabama's Black population lived in counties where life expectancy among Black people did not meet age requirements for vaccine eligibility, according to a CNN analysis. Before Monday, only frontlin...

CEO of Howard University Hospital got the Covid-19 vaccine to encourage staff to follow her lead

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When Anita Jenkins sat down to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, she was sending a clear message to her staff. The CEO of Howard University Hospital, a major health care provider for the African American community in Wa...

The vaccine rollout and civil unrest is keeping the National Guard busy after an ‘unprecedented’ 2020

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The US National Guard was so busy last year with "unprecedented" domestic deployments -- helping with Covid-19, civil unrest and natural disasters -- it referred to 2020 as Year of the Guard. So far, this year is no...

‘SNL’ brings out its own Dr. Fauci to talk about the coronavirus vaccine roll out

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New York (CNN Business)"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its latest episode with its own Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, who were trying to talk about the coronavirus vaccine while Fauci got hit in the face wi...

UK mulling vaccine trials that deliberately expose volunteers to Covid-19

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The British government is exploring the possibility of clinical trials in which volunteers are deliberately exposed to coronavirus to test the effectiveness of vaccine candidates, the UK Department for Business, Ene...

Fauci: US Covid-19 vaccine distribution will ‘get better very quickly’

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Washington Dr. Anthony Fauci vowed Monday evening that US Covid-19 vaccine distribution will "get better very quickly" as the Biden administration rolls out a series of measures aimed at ramping up inoculation. "Obv...

Chief Justice John Roberts has received both doses of Covid vaccine, court says

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Chief Justice John Roberts has received his two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the Supreme Court said Monday. "The Chief Justice has taken steps to protect against infection, including minimizing contact with sta...

Deputy health commissioner resigns in the wake of ‘Philly Fighting COVID’ testing and vaccine rift

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Philadelphia's acting deputy health commissioner has resigned, days after the city's failed partnership with the organization Philly Fighting COVID (PFC) came to light. The city cut ties with PFC Tuesday amid report...

Millions have a real fear of needles. Overcoming that is critical for the vaccine rollout

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As a fourth-year medical student at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Amanda Walker knows that vaccinations are both safe and essential. Getting one, however, is still an ordeal for Walker, who has needl...

Seattle hospital cancels Covid-19 vaccine appointments after concerns about equity

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Seattle Children's Hospital canceled 1,300 Covid-19 vaccine appointments out of concern over equal access to sign up. "Shortly after releasing appointments, we decided we needed broader communication to the greater ...

Houston hospital system is offering its employees a $500 bonus if they get Covid-19 vaccine

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Houston Methodist, a Texas hospital system with more than 26,000 employees, is offering a $ 500 bonus to workers if they get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Houston Methodist employees are eligible for a ...

Harris reflects on ‘full circle’ moment after receiving vaccine dose at NIH building her late mother frequented

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Washington Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday spoke in personal terms about a "full circle" moment after receiving the second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the same National Institutes of Health buildi...

Teachers and school employees will be in the next round of people to get a Covid-19 vaccine in Ohio

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The next group of people to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Ohio will be the state's teachers and school staff. Ohio teachers and school staff including cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians and clerical worke...

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