Coronavirus

New COVID-19 Alabama School Dashboard Released

ADPH School Dashboard for the Week of April 16, 2021 The Alabama Department of Public Health has released a new school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of April 16. The latest report shows a increase from last week. Overall, there were 334 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama’s public schools for the week, up from 257 the week before. The dashboard doesn’t…

Biden Administration Announces $1.7 Billion Investment to Fight COVID-19 Variants

The original strain of COVID-19 comprises only about half of all cases in America today. New and potentially dangerous strains of the virus make up the other half. In order to improve the detection, monitoring, and mitigation of these COVID-19 variants, the Biden Administration is rapidly investing $1.7 billion from the American Rescue Plan to help states and other jurisdictions…

Red States on U.S. Electoral Map Lagging on Vaccinations

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) – A look at which U.S. states are leading at vaccinating against the coronavirus and which states are struggling is beginning to resemble America’s electoral map. Vaccination numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show states that tend to vote Democratic at the top in terms of the percentage of…

Vaccinations Available at Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Vaughan Regional Medical Center held a mass drive-up vaccination clinic Wednesday at Bloch Park in Selma. The first dose of the Moderna vaccine was available for anyone eligible to be vaccinated. About a thousand doses were on-hand at the clinic. Vaughan has already administered about 6000 doses of COVID vaccine to people in the area….

Alabama Veterans Homes Establishes COVID-19 Vaccination Program

The Alabama State Veterans Homes has established a new COVID-19 vaccination program. The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs said the new program is in line with the CDC and will allow the four long-term facilities in the state to receive, store, and administer vaccinations directly to residents and staff members. A resident at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home receives the…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

(Johnson & Johnson via AP, File) Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a statement on the federal government recommendation that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be paused. In a joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in…

Jackson Hospital Pausing Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Jackson Hospital says it will follow the government recommendation that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be paused. In a joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. More than 6.8 million…

Winn-Dixie Suspending Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

With the U.S. recommending a pause in giving out the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, Winn-Dixie Stores across Alabama says it will join others in suspending using the vaccine at its free clinics. In a joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in…

U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Case

 (Johnson & Johnson via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in…