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CDC advisory panel signs off on Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids...

WASHINGTON — A federal advisory panel is recommending that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine be administered to adolescents between 12 and 15 years old, making it the...

Idaho further opens, going to Stage 4 to allow gatherings of...

Idaho is moving to Stage 4 in its plan for reopening the state's economy during the coronavirus pandemic. That means Idahoans will be allowed...

FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12...

What’s behind vaccine hesitancy in Idaho? It’s not just political.

It’s a novel coronavirus. The only thing that could stop it was a novel vaccine. An estimated one-third of Idaho’s population was infected by the...

States with higher vaccine demand will be able to request more...

WASHINGTON — With demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropping in many states, the federal government is changing how those doses are allocated. Under the new policy, any...

Only 1 vaccine is OK for older teens. It’s also the...

As states expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to allow shots for 16- and 17-year-olds, teens in rural America may have trouble getting them. Of the three...

Idaho inmates worked at food plants. They got COVID. So did...

Idaho inmates who worked in the community likely got COVID-19 at those jobs and brought the coronavirus back into their correctional facilities and dorms. A...

Biden calls for paid time off for vaccinations as U.S. hits...

WASHINGTON — Federal and state officials now face trying to reach Americans unable or unwilling to get the COVID-19 vaccine, after meeting President Joe...

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of...

With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against COVID-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed...

Pushback against ‘vaccine passports’ puts colleges in a quandary

WASHINGTON — Florida’s Nova Southeastern University joined a small group of U.S. colleges on April 1, when the private research university announced that it...

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