Jimmy Kimmel Flexes Suspiciously Fit Bicep as He Gets ‘#Jaccinated

Jimmy Kimmel’s COVID-19 vaccine had some interesting “side effects”! The 53-year-old late-night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live took to Instagram on Tuesday to share that he’d joined the group of stars who have recently gotten vaccinated against COVID-19. “#jaccinated,” Kimmel captioned a photo of himself sporting an extremely muscular bare arm getting the injection. He… Continue reading Jimmy Kimmel Flexes Suspiciously Fit Bicep as He Gets ‘#Jaccinated

A Mystery Under Study: How, Why And When COVID Vaccines Aren’t Fully Protective

Ginger Eatman thought she was safe after getting her second COVID-19 vaccination in February. But she kept wearing her mask, using hand sanitizer and wiping down the carts at the grocery store anyway. A few weeks later, she noticed a scratchy throat. “By Wednesday morning, St. Patrick’s Day, I was sick. I had congestion —… Continue reading A Mystery Under Study: How, Why And When COVID Vaccines Aren’t Fully Protective

The Country That Vaccinated 93% Of Adults In Under 2 Weeks

It took less than two weeks for the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to vaccinate almost all of its eligible population. The country’s vaccination campaign kicked off on March 27. By April 8, according to the Ministry of Health, 93% of eligible adults had gotten their first dose. Officials said 472,139 people between ages 18 and… Continue reading The Country That Vaccinated 93% Of Adults In Under 2 Weeks

Stalled At First Jab: COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Hit World’s Poorest Countries

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help them are blocked until as late as June. COVAX, the global initiative to provide vaccines to countries lacking the… Continue reading Stalled At First Jab: COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Hit World’s Poorest Countries

Scientists Race To Develop Next Generation Of COVID Vaccines

The three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are safe and effective and were made in record time. But they aren’t ideal. An ideal vaccine — besides being safe and effective — would have a few other desirable characteristics, says Deborah Fuller, a vaccine researcher at the University of Washington. Such a vaccine would… Continue reading Scientists Race To Develop Next Generation Of COVID Vaccines

Johnson & Johnson Reports Vaccine Batch Ruined At Baltimore Factory

A batch of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine failed quality standards and can’t be used, the drug giant said late Wednesday. The drugmaker didn’t say how many doses were lost, and it wasn’t clear how the problem would impact future deliveries. A vaccine ingredient made by Emergent BioSolutions — one of about 10 companies that… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson Reports Vaccine Batch Ruined At Baltimore Factory

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents

New clinical trials showed that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine elicits “100% efficacy and robust antibody responses” in adolescents from 12-15 years old, the drug company announced Wednesday. The trial included 2,260 trial participants; the results are even better than earlier responses from participants ages 16-25. Pfizer and its vaccine partner BioNTech say they will submit the… Continue reading Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents

Racial Equity In Vaccination? Dialysis Centers Can Help With That

Frankie Shaw was diabetic by age 22, had a stroke at 35, and for the last five years has been on dialysis, a grueling treatment regime that requires either multiple visits to a clinic each week or hours a day, multiple days a week on a home machine. Over the past year, fear of COVID-19… Continue reading Racial Equity In Vaccination? Dialysis Centers Can Help With That

New York Launches First COVID-19 Vaccination, Test Result App For Event Attendance

New Yorkers will become the first Americans to try out a new digital pass that shows their vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. It’s an effort to help venues open up to larger groups, says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo announced Friday that the state’s health status certification, called the Excelsior Pass, will help… Continue reading New York Launches First COVID-19 Vaccination, Test Result App For Event Attendance

Nearly Half Of States Will Make All Adults COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible By April 15

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 11: Syringes containing a dose of the new one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are viewed at a vaccination event at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Los Angeles on March 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The event was hosted by California health officials and FEMA. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is now the third coronavirus vaccine to receive emergency approval for use in the United States. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Nearly half of U.S. states will have opened COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults by April 15, officials said Friday, putting them weeks ahead of the May 1 deadline that President Biden announced earlier this month. Jeff Zients, Biden’s COVID-19 czar, said that 46 states and Washington, D.C., have announced plans to expand eligibility to all… Continue reading Nearly Half Of States Will Make All Adults COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible By April 15