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New Jersey to require COVID shot for teachers, state workers

August 23, 2021

By MIKE CATALINI TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey joined a small but growing list of places Monday to require COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers and state workers or for them to undergo regular testing. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, announced the new mandate during a news conference, saying that pre-K-12 teachers and staff and state…

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US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

August 23, 2021

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Monday, a milestone that could lift public confidence in the shots and spur more companies, universities and local governments to make vaccinations mandatory. The Pentagon immediately announced it will press ahead with plans to require members of…

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US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

August 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: An information sign regarding COVID-19 vaccines is seen outside of a CVS store in Chicago, Ill., Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval Friday to start administering Covid-19 booster shots to Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients hours after a key panel unanimously voted to endorse third…

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Philadelphia: Colleges, health care workers must get vaccine

August 20, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia health care workers, college students and higher education employees will be required to be vaccinated by mid-October under new mandates announced by the city’s Public Health Department last Friday. The mandates were passed last Thursday night by the Board of Health, which provides guidance to the city’s health department, said…

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AP Source: Biden to require vaccines for nursing home staff

August 18, 2021

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will require that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for those facilities to continue receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funding. Biden will announce the move Wednesday afternoon in a White House address as the administration continues to look for ways to use…

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Sources: US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months

August 17, 2021

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection against the coronavirus as the delta variant spreads across the country. Federal health officials have been actively looking at…

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San Francisco to require vaccine proof at indoor venues

August 13, 2021

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and DAISY NGUYEN SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Worried that the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus could derail San Francisco’s economic rebound, Mayor London Breed announced Thursday that the city will require proof of full vaccination at indoor restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment venues to help keep businesses open. “This…

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