COVID vaccine mandate for NJ teachers, state workers takes effect

TRENTON, New Jersey (WPVI) — New Jersey’s vaccine mandate for school staff and state workers takes effect on Monday. The mandate requires pre-K-12 teachers and staff and state employees to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 or get COVID-19 testing once or twice a week. NEW: All preschool-through-12 school personnel are required to complete a … Read more

Fauci: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Probably Should Have Been 2 Shots

Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine “very likely” should have been two doses, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday after a federal health advisory panel recommended that J&J vaccine recipients get a booster shot at least two months after receiving their first. The White House chief medical adviser, speaking on ABC News’ “This Week,” said … Read more

LA County Urges Public To Avoid High-Risk Halloween Activities

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals dropped by 20 on Sunday to 638, one day after increasing by 20 people. The number of those patients in intensive care ticked up from 182 to 184, according to state figures. The county’s number of COVID patients has fluctuated in recent days after weeks … Read more

COVID Vaccination Count in San Mateo County Revised Down Due to Data Error

SAN BRUNO (KPIX) — As Bay Area counties look to increase their vaccination numbers San Mateo County just decreased the total number of its residents who’ve received at least one dose of the vaccine from around 94% to just under 90% or by about 36,000 people. Louise Rogers, the San Mateo County health chief, shared … Read more

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Emergency Use Authorization For Johnson & Johnson Booster

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An FDA advisory panel is giving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster vaccine a thumbs up. The panel is recommending emergency use authorization for the booster shot for people 18-years and older who have already received the J&J vaccine. The panel said it’s safe to get the booster as long as … Read more

LAUSD: 97% Of Administrators, Teachers Have Received At Least 1 Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Today was last day for Los Angeles Unified employees to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – and 97% of administrators and teachers have met that deadline. Earlier this week, LAUSD had extended its deadline for vaccination to Friday. District officials say that 97% of its administrators, 97% … Read more

States can reserve COVID-19 vaccines for younger children

U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized. Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is currently being given to people as young as 12 in the U.S. In the next three weeks, federal officials plan to discuss making smaller-dose … Read more

Vaccinated Foreign Visitors Will Be Allowed to Enter US Starting Nov. 8

The Biden administration announced Friday it will lift travel restrictions on Nov. 8 for fully vaccinated individuals arriving in the U.S. by air travel or by crossing land borders. White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz said in a tweet that the new policy applies to foreign national travelers from 33 countries who were previously … Read more

‘Super Majority’: 85% of NYC Adults Have Received at Least 1st Dose of COVID Vaccine

What to Know New York City is set to reach a milestone Thursday, as six million New Yorkers will have received at least the first dose of a COVID vaccine — a staggering 85 percent. Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to encourage those who have not gotten vaccinated to do so. At the rate the … Read more