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California plans to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine ‘as soon as Thursday’

California expects children ages 12 to 15 can begin being vaccinated with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine “as soon as Thursday,” the state’s top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly said Tuesday that the state expects the timeline after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Western States Scientific Safety Analysis Group of Experts to sign the vaccine as expected. …

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Main HHS Agency: Annual COVID booster shots may be required

Annual COVID-19 booster shots may be needed to continue the fight against the disease and may become as common as an annual flu shot, according to Gary Disbrow, director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the federal government’s primary biomedical research agency. “We are in the process right now working with our interagency colleagues as well as the …

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Churches, community centers, businesses can now host vaccine clinics

Restaurants, churches and community centers can now host their own private vaccination clinics. “Whether it’s a business, a church, a community group, a nonprofit, whatever it is, we’re going there and we want to vaccinate,” said David Morgan, a spokesman for the New Mexico Department of Health. Until now, the state and health care providers conducted vaccination clinics mostly in …

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Coronavirus in Oregon: 660 cases, 16 deaths; governor sets vaccination benchmarks for lifting restrictions

The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday reported 16 new COVID-19 deaths and 660 cases of coronavirus. Oregon’s litigation has been declining for two weeks and is now averaging less than 700 cases a day. Active admissions have stabilized, but climbed Tuesday and corresponded to the second-highest level in the spring. Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday described her plan to reduce …

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Oregon reports 16 new coronavirus-related deaths, 660 new cases – KATU

Oregon reports 16 new coronavirus-related deaths, 660 new cases KATU Oregon Health Authority reports 16 new deaths related to COVID-19, 660 additional cases KPTV.com Oregon reports 16 more COVID-19 related deaths, 660 new cases KTVZ Coronavirus in Oregon: 660 cases, 16 deaths; Governor sets vaccination benchmarks for lifting restrictions OregonLive 16 new COVID deaths in Oregon; almost 1.5 million fully …

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Cleveland Clinic finds 99.7% of caregivers who recently tested positive for COVID-19 were not fully vaccinated

CLEVELAND, Ohio – New data from the Cleveland Clinic show the effect of coronavirus vaccines on infections in healthcare professionals and patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The clinic found that 99.7% of its caregivers who tested positive for COVID-19 in the four months after the health system began offering vaccines were not fully vaccinated according to the data. In addition, 99.75% …

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