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San Diego’s 65 and older are eligible for county vaccinations

All residents aged 65 and over are not eligible to be vaccinated at the vaccination superstation near Petco Park. Photo by Chris Stone Public health officials on Saturday expanded the category of those eligible to receive coronavirus vaccination on San Diego County sites to all residents age 65 and older. “As I suggested a few weeks ago, the county expected …

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Michigan health officials urge residents to be tested as more cases of COVID variant confirmed

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services underscores the importance of COVID-19 testing with additional cases of variant B.1.1.7 detected in a Wayne County resident and among individuals affiliated with the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. January 23, 2021: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 548,069; The death toll now at 14,291 Health officials identified a confirmed variant condition …

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US virus cases Top 25 million

Epidemiologists say the true number of infections is likely to be much higher than the official figures. Even with much more widespread testing now than in the early months of the pandemic, they say many people who have never experienced symptoms may not have been tested or counted. Ira Longini, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Florida, estimates …

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The coronavirus variants are here. Can the vaccines keep up?

As vaccine rollout increases – or in some cases stumbles forward – in countries around the world, the SARS-CoV-2 strain has rolled out some new features by itself, primarily in the form of rapid genetic mutations. Some evidence suggests that variants of recent months have made the virus more contagious or in one case possibly more deadly. Virus variants are …

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Washtenaw County Health Department warns public of possible exposures to COVID-19 variant, calls for testing

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Washington Department of Health announced on Saturday that it is aware of a possible public exposure to COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. A total of five cases of the variant have been identified, and further sequencing continues for other possible cases already positive for COVID-19, according to a January 23 press release from the health department. Officials …

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First case of UK COVID-19 variant found in Washington

A sign outside the UW Medicine Research facilities in South Lake Union on December 10, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Karen Ducey / Getty Images) The Washington State Department of Health along with the Snohomish Health District and UW Medicine Virology Lab have found the first cases of the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 – first discovered in the UK …

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Why Virginia is Changing the Vaccine Distribution Method

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia State Vaccine Coordinator said the Virginia Department of Health will change how it distributes doses of the COVID-19 vaccine due to the continued shortage of the vaccine and that if supply does not increase, it could take between two and three months to complete the vaccination of those eligible during phase 1A and 1B of the …

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San Diego County says those 65 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego County officials announced Saturday that COVID-19 vaccines will now be available for those 65 and older. The state of California approved immediate access to COVID-19 vaccines for all residents 65 and older last week following new guidance from the federal government. RELATED: California opens COVID-19 vaccine for 65 and older However, county officials said …

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First case of UK COVID-19 variant found in Washington

A sign outside the UW Medicine Research facilities in South Lake Union on December 10, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Karen Ducey / Getty Images) The Washington State Department of Health along with the Snohomish Health District and UW Medicine Virology Lab have found the first cases of the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 – first discovered in the UK …

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Here are the hospitals in the Houston area that receive the COVID-19 vaccine

HOUSTON – The Texas Department of State Health Services announced its COVID-19 vaccination award for the week of January 25th. The list includes only the first doses of the vaccine. Here are the locations of the Houston area to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, not necessarily where vaccinations occur: Chambers County Health Department Anahuac, 102 Airport Road, Anahuac: 1,200 doses Fort …

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