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Vaccine lotteries and personal appeals: The medically vulnerable find their priority status slipping away

Federal guidelines recommend that people with underlying conditions putting them at increased risk from the coronavirus be prioritized for vaccination. But states are charting their own paths, and access to a shot comes down to where you live.
  • Feb 26, 2021

Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccine for 300 million people by end of July

The administration used options in existing contracts to purchase another 200 million doses, increasing supply by 50 percent.
  • Feb 11, 2021

Masks should fit better or be doubled up to protect against coronavirus variants, CDC says

The CDC also found that improving the fit of a single surgical mask boosted protection.
  • Feb 10, 2021

States redistribute hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses unused by nursing homes

Excess doses allocated for elder-care facilities are now being shared with the general public.
  • Feb 5, 2021

Your questions about coronavirus vaccines, answered

With two coronavirus vaccines receiving federal clearance, we answer your questions — from when you should get vaccinated to how they work and how they were made so quickly.
  • Feb 2, 2021

Some U.S. pharmacies to begin getting direct shipments of coronavirus vaccine

The White House also announced a modest additional increase in the vaccine supplies being sent to states.
  • Feb 2, 2021

Essential workers get lost in the vaccine scrum as states prioritize the elderly

As states try to speed rollout of coronavirus vaccines by adding people 65 and older to near the front of the line, front-line essential workers, who often face the highest risk of exposure to the virus, will be waiting longer to get protected, experts, union officials and workers say.
  • Feb 1, 2021

At first coronavirus briefing, White House acknowledges vaccinations will take months

The briefing illustrates a Biden promise that medical and other experts will speak to the public.
  • Jan 27, 2021

Biden sticks to vaccine goals nearly met by his predecessor

The accelerating pace of inoculations suggests that he inherited a program poised to meet his target of 100 million doses in 100 days.
  • Jan 22, 2021

CDC says 2nd coronavirus vaccine shot may be scheduled up to 6 weeks later

The updated guidance comes as the United States and other countries seek to ramp up vaccination efforts as health officials warn of broader circulation of more transmissible variants of the coronavirus.
  • Jan 22, 2021