COVID vaccination required for Denver city employees, school and health care workers

Denver’s more than 10,000 employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as first responders, people who work in health care, correctional facilities and schools, Mayor Michael Hancock announced Monday. The change comes amid rising concerns over the fast-spreading delta variant of COVID-19, leading to a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country. Hancock said masks and social distancing […]

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Routine vaccination rates in Victoria unaffected by COVID-19

Researchers, led by Dr. Frank Beard, Associate Director of the National Center for Immunization Research and Surveillance and the University of Sydney, and Mr Brynley Hull, a Research Fellow at the NCIRS and the University of Sydney, compared vaccination activity in Victoria in 2019 and 2020 by analyzing de-identified Australian Immunization Register (AIR) surveillance data. “Neither stage 3 nor stage […]

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COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy highest among Hispanic, Black adults in US, study shows

New research from a New Mexico State University professor shows hesitancy toward the COVID-19 vaccine is much more prevalent among Hispanic and Black adults in the United States when compared to the overall hesitancy rate for the general American population. Jagdish Khubchandani, professor of public health sciences at NMSU, analyzed 13 studies conducted in the U.S. that examined COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Colorado mass vaccination sites to take walk-ins in bid to boost flagging demand for shots

All six drive-thru mass vaccination sites in Colorado are now taking walk-ins as the state tries to boost flagging demand for shots and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise. About one-third of Coloradans are fully vaccinated, but the number of people receiving the shots each week has dropped since early April. Gov. Jared Polis attributed the drop-off to people taking a wait-and-see […]

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Using thumbprints and vaccination records to save children’s lives

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts ramp up in developing nations, accurate and accessible vaccination records are critical for children who often lack official identification necessary for the delivery of government or medical assistance. Fortunately, the solution to this problem and the broader need for child identification has been researched for years now by Anil Jain, a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor […]

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Colorado mass vaccination sites: COVID vaccinations offered in Denver, across the state

Colorado’s first long-term COVID-19 mass vaccination sites will open Wednesday morning in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction — and four more are slated to be up and running in Denver, Commerce City, Loveland and Pueblo by early April. The Colorado Springs location, which the state is launching in partnership with Centura Health at Broadmoor World Arena, will only be open […]

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Yankees stadium becomes vaccination site for New York’s poor

Defying the cold and rain, hundreds of people bundled up in thick coats came to get vaccinated Friday in the famous Yankees baseball stadium in the Bronx, a New York borough that has been particularly badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s like a choice between life and death,” said Ines Figueroa, 64, a Puerto Rican resident of the Bronx, […]

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UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses—even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that three-quarters of the U.K.’s over-80s have received a vaccine shot. He said three-quarters of nursing home residents have also had their first […]

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Colorado COVID-19 vaccination data shows another layer of racial inequity

As early data shows Coloradans of color are being immunized less than their white peers, state and local public health officials said Friday that they are working to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 shots. The state health department also said it will issue a new public health order to require providers like hospitals and pharmacies to report demographic data, including […]

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