COVID-19 vaccine

Governor Ivey Signs Bill NOT Mandating Alabamians Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

On Monday, May 24, Governor Ivey signed House Bill 473. The bill is related to Opportunity Zones, and sponsored by Rep. Danny Garrett. Governor Ivey, also, signed Senate Bill 267 banning vaccine passports. The governor also issued the following comment in reference to the bill: “Since the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, both Dr. Harris and I have said that…

U.S. to Resume Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines Despite Rare Blood Clot Risk

FILE – (Johnson & Johnson via AP) U.S. health officials have lifted an 11-day pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccinations following a recommendation by an expert panel. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the benefits of the single-dose COVID-19 shot outweigh a rare risk of blood clots. Panel members said it’s critical that younger women…

Fauci Says He Expects Decision Soon on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

FILE – (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to meet Friday to discuss the pause in Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, and the top U.S. infectious disease expert says he’d be “very surprised if we don’t have a resumption in some form by Friday.” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that “a decision…

CDC: Half of U.S. Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Shot

Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The announcement on Sunday marks another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign. It also leaves more work to be done to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. The CDC says almost 130 million…