The U.S. Army says it will immediately begin discharging soldiers who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, putting more than 3,300 service members at risk of being thrown out.
About 4 million federal workers, from FBI agents to Bureau of Prisons guards to U.S. Food and Drug Administration workers, are to be vaccinated by Nov. 22 under the president’s executive order aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
A federal appeals court has temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers.
Alabama state officials have argued in a lawsuit challenging the federal vaccine requirements that many university and state agency employees would leave their jobs if required to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Food and Drug Administration has paved the way for children ages 5 to 11 to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
U.S. health advisers have endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger children.
Auburn coach Bryan Harsin declined to address his vaccination status days after the university imposed a mandate requiring all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
The University of Alabama System and Auburn University have announced that all employees on their campuses must be vaccinated by December 8 to follow new federal government requirements.
U.S. health officials have announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling.
Some preachers are praying for more inoculations and hosting vaccination clinics. Others are skirting the topic of vaccines or openly preaching against them in a region that’s both deeply religious and reeling from a spike in cases.