UPDATED: 2/26 at 5 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.
Baptist Health says it has reached a major milestone — administering more than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses (and counting) to patients in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health have expanded phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people with serious medical conditions, in line with federal guidance.
"We need to reframe this entire discussion. What will help Americans the most is not vaccinating every American first," one expert said.
The health department has been offering expanded testing in community locations since Oct. 5 through a pilot program with the state.
Both mass vaccination sites the health department runs operate Monday through Saturday each week, when vaccine supplies are available.
Crittenden Community Hospital began vaccinating people 65 and older Thursday, and plans to open up vaccine registration to those in Phase 1C next week.
The six regional sites are among 119 new vaccine sites the governor announced Thursday, bringing the total number of provider locations to 410.
"We have to remember even though maybe we're trying to come back and resume traditional daily life, we have to remember we're still dealing with this pandemic," a local school superintendent says.
While Kentucky's COVID-19 positivity rate continued to decline Wednesday, the state reported 51 additional virus-related deaths.
The Biden administration said it would send more than 25 million masks to community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens across the country in order to reach some of the nation's most vulnerable populations.
Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic.
Kroger Health reminds the public that Kentucky is still in phase 1B of its vaccine plan this week, which includes people ages 70 and older, K-12 educators, child care workers, and first responders.
It's hard to get your kids to take a break from the computer when they have to use it for virtual learning. Some studies show the pandemic is causing kids vision to get worse.
On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced those in phase 1C will be eligible for vaccination as early March 1. Not all of our local vaccination sites will be ready by then. Providers share their plans moving forward.
All school districts in Kentucky are recommended to offer some form of in-person instruction after their employees have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday.
The Christian County Health Department has appointments available at the Bruce Convention Center for people ages 70 and older.
The FDA says leftover Covid-19 vaccine cannot be combined because neither Moderna's nor Pfizer's products contain preservatives to prevent contamination.
With sunset remarks and a national moment of silence, President Joe Biden on Monday confronted head-on the country’s once-unimaginable loss — half a million Americans in the COVID-19 pandemic — as he tried to strike a balance between mourning and hope.
She lost her father to cancer and family members to COVID-19. But she remains focused, determined, and would like to help save lives in the future. Meet Paducah Tilghman junior Maci Robinson, one of six students selected for the PaxtonScholars program.
While COVID-19 vaccination appointments continue to fill up fast, some west Kentucky locations still had available slots as of Monday.
During the 2019-2020 flu season, about 400,000 people went to the hospital for the flu. With about two months remaining in the 2020-2021 season, the CDC is reporting only 173 flu related hospital stays.
President Joe Biden honored the 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus on Monday, speaking of the collective grief of a nation and in personal terms.
Making that announcement during a briefing on COVID-19 in Kentucky on Monday, Beshear said local health departments will also begin vaccinating individuals in phase 1C of the state's plan. But, the health departments will still be asked to be more targeted in their approach — continuing to prioritize phase 1A and 1B.
More than 497,600 people have died from Covid-19 in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In a post to its official Facebook page, the city says local government leaders and the Kiwanis Club discussed the issue and decided to cancel the local festival for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
That brings to 1,170,902 cases since the coronavirus pandemic reached Illinois a year ago. The illness has claimed 20,192 lives.
Some are elderly, others have disabilities, and they are among those at the highest risk for complications from COVID-19. So on Thursday, a Paducah pharmacy brought vaccines directly to them.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge says he'll extend a temporary order blocking a state law restricting the governor's authority to combat COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced six new regional COVID-19 vaccine sites in Kentucky on Thursday, including one in Trigg County and one in Crittenden County.