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How To Register For The Coronavirus Vaccine In Your State
Saturday, February 20, 2021
The process to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines varies by place so NPR created a tool to help you understand how things work in your state and connect you with local resources.
Is It Ever OK To Jump Ahead In The Vaccine Line?
Saturday, February 06, 2021
With vaccine still scarce, and eligibility differing from place to place, some people have easier access to "extra" doses than others. Careful, ethicists warn. Going out of turn is a slippery slope.
Unpacking The Variations In Vaccine Efficacy Data
Sunday, January 31, 2021
What does it mean for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to be 66% effective, compared with the 95% efficacy of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines? We break down the numbers.
Biden Announces Plans To Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Supply
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
On Tuesday, President Biden announced a plan to boost the COVID-19 vaccine supply by 20% over the next three weeks and by hundreds of millions of doses by summer.
100 Million Shots In 100 Days: Is Biden's COVID-19 Vaccination Goal Achievable?
Friday, January 22, 2021
President Biden's goal is 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in 100 days. Health experts say it sounds ambitious, but it is within reach.
'You Can't Treat If You Can't Empathize': Black Doctors Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Black vaccine hesitancy goes back to history of distrust of medicine, say doctors and researchers. To help, it's important to empower people with knowledge to make their own choices.
Coronavirus FAQ: Do Airplane Passengers Not Know There's A Pandemic Going On?
Friday, January 15, 2021
Our correspondent took a flight Sunday and saw a number of concerning things in airports and on planes. So many questions were raised. We went in search of answers.
'We're In A War With This Virus': Biden Lays Out COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
Friday, January 15, 2021
President-Elect Joe Biden shares details of how his administration hopes to tackle the country's public health crisis. It's an aggressive plan that he needs Congress to fund.
Air Travelers To U.S. Must Test Negative For COVID-19 Before Boarding
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Any air passengers flying to the U.S. will have to test negative for COVID-19. The CDC policy takes effect later this month and require passengers to get tested within 3 days of their flight.
Trump Administration Urges States To Open COVID-19 Vaccination To Everyone Over 65
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
The federal government announced several big changes to its vaccine plans, upending earlier guidance about whom to prioritize for the next phase.
Here's How The U.S. Can Jump Start Its Sluggish COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Friday, January 08, 2021
With case and death counts still surging, the pressure is on to vaccinate as many people as possible. Here's what it will take to get more Americans their shots, fast.
What's The State Of COVID-19 Vaccination In The U.S.?
Thursday, January 07, 2021
The United States is now a few weeks into a massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign. And it has been going slower than health officials had hoped. NPR looks at solutions for speeding it up.
Black Doctors Use Social Media To Share Accurate Information About COVID-19 Vaccine
Friday, January 01, 2021
A third of Black Americans are hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Some Black doctors are finding creative ways to encourage vaccine acceptance.
More Than 1 Million People Have Received COVID-19 Vaccinations
Friday, December 25, 2020
That number may sound like a lot but it's short of the original goal. As the second week of vaccinations draws to an end, officials say there are "some hiccups," but things are going more smoothly.
Older People, Some Essential Workers Should Get Vaccines Next, CDC Panel Says
Sunday, December 20, 2020
A federal advisory committee voted to put adults 75 and older and frontline essential workers next in line for COVID-19 vaccines.
Revisiting With People Who Got Stuck In Months-Long Wuhan Lockdown
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Back in March, two people were stuck in Wuhan, China — the pandemic's first epicenter. We check in with them again as they navigate work and family life.
Challenges Related To The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The first COVID-19 vaccines are being administered. There are, however, still great challenges ahead when it comes to making sure that people receive the vaccine sooner rather than later.
CDC Advisers Agree With FDA: COVID-19 Vaccine Is OK For Public Use
Saturday, December 12, 2020
An independent federal advisory committee to the CDC recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for people over 16. But state health leaders say distribution and funding challenges remain.
When Might You Expect Your 1st COVID-19 Shot?
Thursday, December 10, 2020
In the U.S., front-line health care workers are likely first in line to get immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine, once the FDA says yes. But what about the rest of us? Here's what we know so far.
COVID-19 Data Release Shows Where Hospitals Around The Country Are Filling Up
Monday, December 07, 2020
The federal government has released detailed local data on where hospitals are starting to fill up with patients. Researchers and health leaders say this was urgently needed.