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    Washington (CNN)Divisions within the Biden administration persist over whether to ease some patent restrictions on vaccines, according to people familiar with the matter, as the President nears a decision on loosening some intellectual property rules on pharmaceutical products, a move that could expand global vaccine supply. Officials said an announcement on the administration's position could come over the next 48...
    Seychelles, the world's most Covid-vaccinated nation with more than 60 per cent of its adult population having received two jabs, has reintroduced restrictions because of a spike in cases. All schools have been closed and sporting activities cancelled for two weeks in the idyllic Indian Ocean archipelago, as infections continue to surge. Measures also include a ban on house-hold mixing, some...
    Washington — President Biden set a new target of having 160 million U.S. adults fully vaccinated and 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4, ramping up efforts to reach rural areas and communities where the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations has lagged. "As we anticipated, the pace of the vaccinations is slowing, now that a majority of American...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The UK is preparing to administer third vaccine doses to some of its residents.Everyone over the age of 50 will be offered a 3rd vaccine in the fall in hopes of stopping the spread entirely by the holidays.Right now trials are underway for two potential 3rd dose options.One specifically targets new variants.The other is a third...
    People aged 18 and over waiting to be inoculated against Covid-19 at a vaccination centre at Radha Soami Satsang grounds being run by BLK-Max hospital on May 4, 2021 in New Delhi, India.Hindustan Times | Hindustan Times | Getty Images With India experiencing a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, questions are being asked about how the country —...
    Millions of half-vaccinated Americans have missed their second shot, giving them only partial protection from COVID-19. But with a baseline protection against the virus, does the second shot even matter? Absolutely, health experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation. The second shot, they said, is the one that strengthens and extends your immunity, making it absolutely critical to receive....
    Pfizer, buoyed by a huge jump in sales for its COVID-19 vaccine and solid first-quarter performance across most of the company, hiked its 2021 financial forecast after sharply after blowing past Wall Street expectations. The company, along with its German partner BioNTech, now anticipate sustained revenue from their COVID-19 vaccine with the world far from herd immunity against the virus....
    U.S. President Joe Biden announced a new national COVID-19 vaccination goal of 70% of Americans having received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose by July 4 — a new benchmark for returning the country to a semblance of normalcy in conjunction with the celebration of the anniversary of America's independence.  "That means giving close to 100 million shots — some...
    President BidenJoe BidenGarland to emphasize national security, civil rights in first congressional appearance as attorney general Afghan president: 'Critically important' for US, NATO to fulfill security funding commitments Schumer 'exploring' passing immigration unilaterally if talks unravel MORE acknowledged Tuesday that the next phase of the U.S. vaccination effort will be more difficult, as it will mostly be out of his...
    While the Biden administration has been racing to maximize the number of Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, government researchers have also been working on what form the next generation of vaccines will take. They may be combined with the seasonal flu vaccine, or could come in the form of pills or patches instead of shots. Scientists also envision vaccines that might...
    President Joe Biden announced his administration intends to press businesses and sports leagues to give Americans discounts on merchandise and tickets if they get their coronavirus vaccine, aiming to reach skeptics in search of herd immunity. With the rate of shots going into arms slowing each day, the president and his team are entering a new phase of their vaccine...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden is setting a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one dose to 70% of adult Americans by July 4, the White House said Tuesday, as the administration pushes to make it easier for people to get shots and to bring the country closer to normalcy.The new goal, which also includes fully vaccinating 160 million...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden is setting a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one dose to 70% of adult Americans by July 4, the White House said Tuesday, as the administration pushes to make it easier for people to get shots and to bring the country closer to normalcy.The new goal, which also includes fully vaccinating 160 million...
    By Zeke Miller | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is setting a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one dose to 70% of adult Americans by July 4, the White House said Tuesday, as the administration pushes to make it easier for people to get shots and to bring the country closer to normalcy. The new...
    WASHINGTON (AP/KDKA) — President Joe Biden is setting a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one dose to 70% of adult Americans by July 4, the White House said Tuesday, as the administration pushes to make it easier for people to get shots and to bring the country closer to normalcy. The new goal, which also includes fully vaccinating...
    More On: COVID vaccine New data shows massive slowdown in NYC COVID-19 vaccinations Pfizer expects $26B in sales from COVID vaccine this year New Jersey offers free beer to residents who get vaccinated in May Yes, America can still beat the coronavirus — don’t buy the panic stories Use it or lose it. The Biden administration will begin reallocating...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden is setting a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one dose to 70% of adult Americans by July 4, the White House said Tuesday, as the administration pushes to make it easier for people to get shots and to bring the country closer to normalcy.The new goal, which also includes fully vaccinating 160 million...
    WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration will begin shifting how it allocates COVID-19 shots to states, moving doses from states with lower demand to those with stronger interest in vaccines, an administration official said Tuesday.The change away from a strict by-population allocation comes as demand for the coronavirus vaccines has dropped nationwide, but especially precipitously in some areas, with some states...
    Pharmacy giants Walgreens and CVS reportedly oversaw the waste of most of the country’s soiled coronavirus vaccine doses as of late March. Of 182,874 spoiled vaccines recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by March 30, CVS was responsible for about half and Walgreens was responsible for 21%, according to CDC data reported by Kaiser Health News....
    The White House told governors Tuesday morning it will begin redistributing vaccine doses from states where they are going unused to other areas where there is higher demand as the number of new shots administered dropped to its lowest point in three months. The new procedure, first reported by The Washington Post, will make sure unused doses do not carry...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden's coronavirus advisers told governors during a call Tuesday that they plan to redistribute vaccine doses should states not order all the vaccines allocated to them each week, a senior administration official told CNN.States will still get allocations based on their population, but the change means if a certain state does not order all of the doses available...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – In an effort to reach more people, Walgreens this week will begin offering same-day COVID-19 vaccine appointments at all its stores. The retail giant announced that, starting Wednesday, it will offer same day appointments at all its stores and will take walk-ins without appointments at certain select stores, depending on availability. Rite Aid also announced Friday...
    Pfizer said Tuesday it expects to do $26 billion in sales this year from its two-shot COVID-19 vaccine alone. That’s up more than 70 percent from its last forecast, largely thanks to new contracts signed with countries struggling to get their hands on vaccine doses.  The estimate assumes that Pfizer will deliver 1.6 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in...
    White House officials on Tuesday told states that if they do not order their full allocation of vaccine doses in the coming weeks, those doses will be reallocated as the administration shifts how it gets the shot to areas most in need. The White House outlined the new policy in a call with governors, according to an official on the...
    New Delhi — A month after the second wave of coronavirus infections started sweeping over India, the country is mired in grief, and it could be weeks, even months before the situation improves. On Tuesday, yet another grim milestone was crossed: 20 million cases of COVID-19 registered since the start of the pandemic. About seven million of those were confirmed over...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland adds 501 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths Tuesday morning as hospitalizations drop down again. Over 4.9 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the state so far, with over 2.1 million Marylanders fully vaccinated. READ MORE: Reopening Maryland: Baltimore City Senior Centers Back Open May 17 For In-Person Activities At 50% Capacity Hospitalizations...
    The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for administration to adolescents by early next week, according to a federal health official with knowledge of the agency's plans. The move would allow many American middle- and high-school students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 well before the start of the next school year, using a shot Pfizer...
    Medical staff at a Walgreens can administer the COVID vaccine to customers as part of the US's nationwide vaccine rollout. Spencer Platt/Getty Images New CDC data shows CVS and Walgreens were responsible for around 70% of US COVID-19 vaccine wastage. The data suggests that the two companies wasted more doses than the combined total of most states. CVS...
    The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for administration to adolescents by early next week, according to a federal health official with knowledge of the agency's plans. The move would allow many American middle- and high-school students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 well before the start of the next school year, using a shot Pfizer...
    Many sites in the city and county of Los Angeles are now offering opportunities for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine without having to make an appointment. Officials say the additional walk-up availability is aimed at lowering a potential barrier to vaccine access — as not everyone has the time or technological resources to navigate online booking platforms. ...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A citywide emergency alert was sent to cell phones in Los Angeles Monday to remind people to get a free COVID-19 vaccine. “We’re using every tool at our disposal to encourage Angelenos to get vaccinated,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter Monday morning. READ MORE: 60 Minutes" Bill Whitaker To Debut As Jeopardy! Guest Host Were...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, more than 13,000 vaccine doses wound up in the trash instead of in the arms of Pennsylvanians. This news comes as the CDC reports more than 180,000 wasted doses as of late March. The state Department of Health says they plan to release official breakdown information about who is wasting...
    The Nutmeg State reached a momentous milestone over the weekend as it continues to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination program at among the fastest rates in the country. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Monday, May 3 that the state became the first in the nation to fully vaccinate more than half of its adults over the age of 18,...
    Walgreens and CVS have wasted more doses of COVID-19 vaccines than most U.S. state vaccination programs combined, a Kaiser Health News report finds.  Together, the pair of pharmacies had thrown out more than 128,000 doses - more than half of the total wasted vaccines doses in the U.S. - as of March, according to a Kaiser Health News investigation.  But...
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has almost reached his administration’s goal of vaccinating more than four million residents in the Commonwealth. Baker said that Massachusetts is on track to meet its goal of vaccinating 4.1 million people by early June, with the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that 3.9 million people have been fully or...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A citywide emergency alert will be sent to cell phones in Los Angeles Monday to remind people to get a free COVID-19 vaccine. “We’re using every tool at our disposal to encourage Angelenos to get vaccinated,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter Monday morning. READ MORE: California Supreme Court Reverses Death Sentence Of Sandi Nieves In...
    As the pace of vaccinations continues to slow across the country, more than 20 states are not ordering all the available COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to them by the federal government, according to a CBS News tally.  The figure is the latest sign of lessening demand for vaccinations around the country, as health officials shift from triaging a flood of...
    Moderna announced Monday it will supply the COVAX vaccine sharing program with up to 500 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2022. The news comes simultaneously as Sweden announced it would send one million doses of the AstraZeneca shot as well.     Under the deal, Moderna will work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to supply...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health says over half of the state’s population has gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. READ MORE: Christian Band MercyMe To Play At PPG Paints Arena This Fall It comes as the Health Department reported a two-day total of 4,381 new Coronavirus cases and 23...