Vaccine

CDC endorses updated COVID boosters, shots to begin soon

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed updated COIVD-19 boosters. The decision opens the way for a fall vaccination campaign that could blunt a winter surge if enough Americans roll up their…

CDC advisers endorse more traditional Novavax COVID shot

U.S. adults who haven’t gotten any COVID-19 shots yet should consider a new option from Novavax -- a more traditional kind of vaccine, influential government advisers said Tuesday. Regulators authorized the nation’s first so-called protein vaccine against COVID-19 last week, but…

Shots for tots: COVID vaccinations start for US kids

By LINDSEY TANNER and ANGIE WANG Associated Press The nation’s youngest children are getting their chance at vaccines for COVID-19. Shots began Monday at a few locations, though they were expected to ramp up after the Juneteenth federal holiday. The…

Officials: Millions of COVID-19 shots ordered for youngest

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been ordered for small children in anticipation of possible federal authorization next week, White House officials say. The government allowed pharmacies and states to start placing orders last week, with…

Lynn Meadows hosting vaccine event

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is partnering with Memorial Hospital to host a community vaccine drive tonight from 5 to 7. The Pfizer vaccine will be available for anyone 12 years and…

Memorial Reopens Walk-in Clinic for COVID-19 Vaccines Only

The Memorial Walk-in Clinic - Wal Mart Lane has reopened as a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic only. All 3 vaccines (Comirnaty (formerly known as Pfizer-BioNTech), Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) are available as options for vaccination. This will be a walk-in…

Memorial closes walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Due to increased demand in COVID-19 testing, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport will be closing its walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics as of 5 p.m. today. The clinics, located in Biloxi at 189 C Wal Mart Lane, and in Bay St. Louis…

Scarlet Pearl reinstates mask mandate for employees

A file video posted earlier provided outdated information on casino's vaccination rate. Scarlet Pearl is the first casino in the nation to have a 100 percent vaccination rate, officials said. Scarlet Pearl has reinstated its mask mandate for casino employees.…

Mississippi public universities nix staff vaccine mandates

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi public universities are withdrawing policies requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after an injunction from a federal judge prohibiting the Biden administration from enforcing its vaccination mandate for federal contractors. Spokespersons for the University…