The change is the result of nationwide shipping delays caused by severe winter weather.
Precautions will be necessary until enough people have been vaccinated against COVID to reach herd immunity, and transmission of the coronavirus has been further reduced.
Two women were caught trying to get second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine by dressing up as "grannies," the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said Thursday.
The change takes effect Saturday. The Health Department will also extend the hours of its Saturday vaccination clinic, operated with Creighton University, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
As states ease restrictions because of falling case numbers, public health officials say authorities are overlooking potentially more dangerous COVID-19 variants quietly spreading through the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — As states lift mask rules and ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of falling case numbers, public health officials say authorities are overlooking potentially more dangerous COVID-19 variants that are quietly spreading through the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. government researchers found that two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up.
The CDC is updating its guidance to address wearing two masks. If done correctly, a cloth mask worn over a surgical mask can tighten the gaps around the mask's edges.
The U.S. has entered a tricky phase of the COVID-19 vaccination effort as providers try to ramp up the number of people getting first shots while also ensuring a growing number of others get second doses just when millions more Americans are becoming eligible to receive vaccines.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Coronavirus cases have dropped at U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care facilities over the past few weeks, offering a glimmer of hope that health officials attribute to the start of vaccinations, an easing of the post-holiday surge and better prevention, among other reasons.
Nebraska is awaiting information from federal officials regarding how many doses of COVID vaccine one program will bring to retail pharmacies in the state.
During a public hearing, public health officials asked the Omaha City Council to extend the city’s indoor mask mandate, while opponents questioned the science behind masks.
Some meatpacking workers, including immigrants and refugees, distrust the government about the COVID vaccine. Their employers are trying to answer their questions and concerns — and offering cash.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new variant of the coronavirus emerged Thursday in the United States, posing yet another public health challenge in a country already losing more than 3,000 people to COVID-19 every day.
More than 27,000 people had signed up for the Douglas County Health Department's online COVID-19 vaccine notification system by early Wednesday.
With a slew of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the pandemic.
State Sen. Tony Vargas, who lost his father to COVID-19 in April, introduced a bill that would free local health departments from having to seek state approval for directed health measures.
The addition of people 65 and older to the COVID-19 vaccination priority list has created uncertainty among some people who had been next in line.
The addition of people 65 and up and those with some medical issues will add about 400,000 Nebraskans to the list of those next in line to be vaccinated against COVID.
City, county or health officials could enact the moratoriums, which would also prohibit penalties or late fees during the emergency and six months afterward.
Nebraska will start vaccinating anyone 65 years and older as part of its next phase in administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
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According to the CDC's vaccine tracker, Nebraska was among the top tier in getting the COVID-19 vaccine doses it has received out to its residents.
As 2020 nears its end, the US still is setting one-day records for Covid-19 deaths and the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals.
The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado. Scientists believe the new virus variant is more contagious.