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Jeannie Wells had hoped that regular visits would resume at her elderly mother’s New York nursing home once all the residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Around Easter, her wish finally came true, and she was able to hold the 93-year-old’s hand more than a year after bringing her mother to the facility for rehabilitation for a fractured hip and knee.


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Moderna Inc (Nasdaq: MRNA) is asking the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for full approval of its COVID-19 vaccine for people age 18 and up, the company announced Tuesday.

The Massachusetts-based drugmaker began distributing its experimental double-dose vaccine in December 2020 under an FDA emergency use authorization (EUA), a temporary approval from regulators that requires only two months of clinical data.


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California is giving away the country’s largest pot of vaccine prize money — $116.5 million — in an attempt to get millions more inoculated before the most populous state fully reopens next month.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced the prizes, which include $1.5 million each for 10 Californians, the largest single award offered in any state.


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Belgium suspended the use of the Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine for citizens under age 41 following the death of a woman who received the one-dose shot.

In a statement Wednesday, the government said it was seeking advice from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Union’s drug regulator, before it would consider lifting the suspension.


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New York City's school system will require all 1.1 million of its students to attend classes in person this fall after more than a year of pandemic-induced disruption, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday, joining a nationwide back-to-school trend. read more

The city's plans to abandon virtual learning come as states and cities across the United States ease restrictions designed to slow new coronavirus infections. The trend reflects a sustained decline in COVID-19 cases, with a significant percentage of Americans now vaccinated.


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At least 25 states, plus Washington, DC, have now fully vaccinated at least half of their adult residents against COVID-19, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Those states are Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.


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United Airlines announced Monday it is giving passengers a chance to win a year of free flights in exchange for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

As part of the “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes, frequent fliers enrolled in the MileagePlus loyalty program who upload their vaccination records to United’s mobile app or website through June 22 are eligible to win a roundtrip flight for two passengers “to anywhere in the world United flies,” the Chicago-based airline said.


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Uber Technologies Inc and rival Lyft Inc on Monday launched COVID-19 vaccine ride programs in partnership with the White House, offering Americans free rides or discounts for their trips to and from a vaccination site.

Customers who have booked a vaccine appointment can request a ride through the Uber app and either incur no charges if the trip costs less than $25, or receive a $25 discount for their journey, the company said.


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A steady crowd of people flowed into the New England Patriots’ stadium for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week in Massachusetts, which is nearing its goal of vaccinating more than 4 million and plans to close its biggest clinics in little more than a month.

In the Deep South, meanwhile, one of the largest clinics in Alabama shut down Wednesday and others will follow in the coming weeks because demand for the shot has plunged.


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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume activities indoors and outdoors without wearing face masks or practicing social distancing in gatherings. 

According to the CDC, people vaccinated against COVID-19 now only need to wear face masks under certain circumstances, such as in healthcare settings, on public transportation or in areas where local or state governments mandate it.  They wil...