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New vaccine plan looks to reward more efficient states with more doses

Jan 13, 2021
Critics say the new approach won't address underlying problems some states are having with vaccine rollout.
A 72-year-old long-term care patient receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 21, 2020, in Chula Vista, California.
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Restaurant workers in D.C. next up for vaccination

Jan 8, 2021
If you are a restaurant worker in Washington, D.C., you will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination in February.
A waiter serves customers at a restaurant.
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How to speed up vaccine rollout

Jan 8, 2021
About 6 million people have gotten a first dose, short of the government’s goal to vaccinate 20 million by the end of 2020.
"I'm hopeful that additional funding to public health will allow public health officials to start setting up publicly accessible, large-scale vaccination clinics," says Dr. Kelly Moore, deputy director of the Immunization Action Coalition.
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Retail pharmacy chains will face challenges for vaccine rollout

Jan 5, 2021
Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have to consider storage requirements, more staffing and store layout for vaccine distribution.
A CVS pharmacist administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a nurse at a senior living facility in Kirkland, Washington.
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As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, researchers still seek diverse pool for clinical trials

Dec 30, 2020
Latinx and Black participants are underrepresented in typical clinical vaccine trials.
A sign calling for trial volunteers at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, in August.
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Relief and confusion as COVID-19 vaccines reach nursing homes

Dec 23, 2020
The vaccine rollout will be a heavy lift for many homes that have been dealing with outbreaks, equipment shortages and labor challenges.
An 88-year-old nursing home resident in Florida prepares to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech  vaccine.
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Teachers move near the front of the line for vaccine

Dec 21, 2020
It's up to states to decide if teachers qualify as frontline essential workers, given that they're able to work remotely.
A teacher helps her first-grade student during in-person class at an elementary school in Stamford, Connecticut, in September.
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As ultra-cold Pfizer vaccines ship out, dry ice supplies tighten in Northeast

Dec 21, 2020
The question is whether there’s enough dry ice to store and transport vaccine to neighborhoods and remote places.
A worker pours dry ice into boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as they are prepared to be shipped in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Dec. 13, 2020.
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Indonesia faces multiple challenges

Dec 21, 2020
Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, is awaiting emergency authorization for China's Sinovac vaccine.
Before inoculations begin in Indonesia, the country's food and drug regulator must first give approval to China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine.
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Pharmacy chains will lead vaccine delivery to seniors in long-term care

Dec 16, 2020
Many of the companies already work with those facilities to supply drugs and provide flu shots for residents.
A man holds his wife's hands through the wall of a plastic "hug tent" outside a Colorado nursing facility. Elderly people in long-term care are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination.
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