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Brazil authorizes two Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use

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Sao Paulo, Brazil Amid a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus in parts of Brazil, federal health officials have finally voted to authorize two vaccines for emergency use. Sunday, Brazilian regulatory agency Anvi...

Philippines offers to let nurses work in Britain and Germany in exchange for coronavirus vaccines

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The Philippines will let thousands of its health care workers, mostly nurses, take up jobs in Britain and Germany if the two countries agree to donate coronavirus vaccines, a senior official said on Tuesday. Britain...

Pope Francis calls on countries to share Covid-19 vaccines in Christmas message

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Rome Pope Francis used his Christmas message to say that coronavirus vaccines must be available for all, and pleaded with states to cooperate in the race to emerge from the pandemic. "Today, in this time of darkness ...

How a Bay Area clinic is helping provide vaccines to people experiencing homelessness

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Oakland While some people nationwide have successfully booked their vaccine appointments online, many others -- including people who are experiencing homelessness -- are struggling to even get access to the booking s...

Biden raises the bar on vaccines and suggests US will get to 1.5 million a day

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President Joe Biden said Monday that he expects that the US will soon be able to vaccinate 1.5 million people a day, raising the bar by roughly 500,000 more vaccinations than its target of 1 million per day in his f...

‘SNL’ has Dr. Fauci hand out coronavirus vaccines on a game show

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New York (CNN Business)As more coronavirus vaccines begin to roll out, it may be difficult to know if you're eligible or not, so "Saturday Night Live" tried to help a few lucky folks on Saturday. The NBC variety show...

NY health care provider may have fraudulently obtained Covid-19 vaccines, state says

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A New York-based health care provider may have fraudulently obtained Covid-19 vaccines and transferred and administered the vaccine to members of the public contrary to state guidelines, according to a statement rel...

Chicago Teachers Union asks for delay of high school reopenings, wants vaccines for students and families

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Chicago Public Schools has set a target date for high school students to return to the classroom on April 19, but the Chicago Teacher's Union has pushed back on the idea, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic...

Shutout by allies, Canada will produce its own vaccines by the end of 2021

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Ottawa Canada says it has signed a tentative agreement with US vaccine firm Novavax to produce millions of doses of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate at a facility in Montreal. The agreement, announced Tuesday by Canadi...

Covid-19 vaccines needed to be rescued by boat as heavy rain caused flooding in Kentucky

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A batch of Covid-19 vaccines had to be rescued by boat after heavy rains threatened the power supply at a Kentucky health facility, according to Gov. Andy Beshear. The doses were rescued from the Lee County Health D...

Veterans nursing home where at least 76 died of Covid-19 administers its first vaccines

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The Massachusetts nursing home for US military veterans where at least 76 people died of coronavirus this spring administered its first Covid-19 vaccines Tuesday. Health care workers at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home ga...

COVID-19 vaccines effective against California coronavirus variant: study

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The study, led by researchers with Duke University, found that the Moderna coronavirus vaccine, as well as a vaccine candidate from Novavax that has not yet been approved for emergency use in the U.S., were both effe...

Prisoners in Massachusetts are getting their Covid-19 vaccines — and reduced sentences

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Prisoners in Massachusetts have a special incentive to get the Covid-19 vaccine. If they receive both doses, watch and read educational materials and submit a form for approval, they could shorten their sentence, th...

Whole towns are refusing Covid-19 vaccines in Mexico

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For Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, vaccinating all Mexicans is a matter of responsible national health policy as well as social justice. "Vaccines will start arriving little by little," he said on ...

New York’s governor wants to make it a crime to sell or administer Covid-19 vaccines to people trying to skip the line

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New York New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make it a crime to sell or administer the Covid-19 vaccine to anyone trying to skip ahead in the line. The governor said in a news conference Monday that any entity misrep...

Biden administration denies Whitmer’s request for extra vaccines as COVID cases surge in Michigan

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Michigan is currently leading the country in infections and hospitalizations for coronavirus.  Whitmer said in a news briefing Thursday that she had spoken with the president directly to ask for extra doses. The Whit...

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