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This state allows a companion for seniors to get the vaccine too. It has spurred online scams, governor says

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Caregiver vaccine scams are popping up in Massachusetts after the state announced that companions who bring people over the age of 75 to an appointment can get vaccinated themselves. "We have heard some pretty dis...

Walmart promises to honor vaccine appointments after its website mistakenly allows those with comorbidities to register in Florida

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A mistake on Walmart's website allowed adults under the age of 65 with comorbidities to register for vaccination appointments in Florida. The error contravened Gov. Ron DeSantis' "Seniors First" vaccination plan, b...

Canada’s vaccine rollout stalls, confining seniors to their homes for months to come

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Ottawa, Canada Like most Canadian seniors, David and Carol Green have been patient and even good humored about the pandemic waves that have kept them house-bound for nearly a year. But their patience, if not their se...

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...

Tribal health providers have figured out the key to Covid-19 vaccine success. Here’s their secret

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Native people have been disproportionately hit by Covid-19, experiencing higher rates of infection, hospitalization and death than White people in the US. But when it comes to vaccine administration, tribal health p...

Kroger to pay workers $100 if they get the Covid-19 vaccine

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Kroger has joined a growing list of large US grocery store chains offering incentives for workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The company announced that its associates would get a one-time $ 100 payment if they sh...

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 ...

New data shows many Black Americans remain hesitant to get Covid-19 vaccine

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More than half of Black adults in the US remain hesitant to get the Covid-19 vaccine and experts say new data underscores the need to prioritize equitable access and redouble efforts to build trust within communitie...

SoulCycle instructor apologizes after being criticized for jumping the line to get Covid-19 vaccine

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A popular SoulCycle instructor is apologizing for "a terrible error in judgment" after getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Stacey Griffith, a New York-based instructor, said she drove one hour to Staten Island to get the ...

Biden administration expected to announce direct vaccine shipments to pharmacies

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The Biden administration is set to announce it will soon begin direct shipments of coronavirus vaccines to retail pharmacies, according to an official familiar with the matter, expanding points of access for America...

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...

White House cautions providers against holding back vaccine doses

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The Biden administration expressed concern on Monday that health care providers could essentially be hoarding Covid-19 vaccine doses for second shots that could be administered for initial shots, warning that that "...

China arrests more than 80 people in ‘fake vaccine’ ring crackdown

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China has said it is cracking down on a crime ring making "fake vaccines" for Covid-19 that has been running since September, state media report. Police departments in Jiangsu, Beijing and Shandong have arrested mo...

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...

White people traveled to a hard hit Latino neighborhood in New York and took many of the Covid-19 vaccine appointments

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A Covid-19 vaccination site in a Latino neighborhood in New York City hard hit by the pandemic saw an overwhelming number of White people from outside the community show up to get the shot this month, city leaders s...

What it was like trying to get my elderly parents a Covid-19 vaccine

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Carmen Sutherlin works in marketing and has spent over 25 years in the automotive industry. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opin...