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Shots for shots: New Orleans bars offer vaccines

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Bars in New Orleans are doing their part to battle the coronavirus pandemicByThe Associated PressApril 9, 2021, 9:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW ORLEANS -- Bars in New Orleans are doing their part to battle the coronavirus pandemic.Local media reported that two of the city’s bars are holding events where patrons can get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.The Dragon’s Den, which is located near the beginning of the music club-lined Frenchmen Street, posted on its Facebook page that Friday evening people could come and get the vaccine and then a complimentary shot. The vaccines are being administered on the median in front of the bar by Crescent Care, a federally qualified health center in the city.Dr. Jason Halperin, an infectious disease exp...
Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?

Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J’s shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Vaccinations are picking up speed, but new supplies are urgently needed to stay ahead of a mutating virus that has killed more than 500,000 Americans.After daylong discussions, the FDA panelists voted unanimously that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks for adults. If the FDA agrees, shipments of a few million doses could begin as early as Monday.More than 47 million people in the U.S., or 14% of the population, ...
Iran starts limited COVID vaccinations with Russian shots

Iran starts limited COVID vaccinations with Russian shots

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Iran has launched a coronavirus inoculation campaign among healthcare professionals with recently delivered Russian Sputnik V vaccines as the country struggles to stem the worst outbreak of the pandemic in the Middle EastByThe Associated PressFebruary 9, 2021, 9:40 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- Iran on Tuesday launched a coronavirus inoculation campaign among healthcare professionals with recently delivered Russian Sputnik V vaccines as the country struggles to stem the worst outbreak of the pandemic in the Middle East with its death toll nearing 59,000.At a ceremony marking the start of the campaign, Parsa Namaki, son of Health Minister Saeed Namaki, received his first dose. The minister said the vaccination would be simultaneously carrie...
Study: Mandating flu shots for hospital workers reduces viral spread, deaths

Study: Mandating flu shots for hospital workers reduces viral spread, deaths

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Jan. 4 (UPI) -- States with laws mandating flu shots for hospital workers saw reductions in deaths from influenza and pneumonia annually across their populations, a study published Friday by the Annals of Internal Medicine found. During the 2016-17 season alone, researchers estimate that nearly 2,000 deaths were averted in the 15 U.S. states that had implemented mandatory vaccination laws at that time, the data showed. Advertisement The findings suggest that health-worker vaccination laws may be a good way to protect the country's most vulnerable populations. This includes the elderly and those who are chronically ill, as they are at increased risk for exposure to these viruses when visiting healthcare facilities, according to the researchers. It's possible that similar benefits could al...

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

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People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works -- and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus beyond their borders, testing potential vaccines in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates because there are too few new infections at home to get clear answers. The U.S. is set to open the largest trials -- 30,000 people to test a government-created shot starting in July, followed about a month later with another 30,000 expected to test a British one. Those likely will be divided among Americans and volunteers in other countries such as Brazil or South Africa, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the N...