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A photo illustration of a syringe and a Pfizer vial. The dose for children will be one-third the dose used for adolescents and adults. Smaller needles will also be used.

Kids could soon be able to get COVID-19 shots. Here’s what you need to know.

The White House is preparing a nationwide push to vaccinate children who are 5 to 11 years old against COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.

Members of Orange County Fire Rescue passing out PPE which consisted of disposable masks and hand sanitizer Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.

Florida chief fired for not forcing firefighter vaccinations

A Florida battalion chief has been fired for refusing to discipline workers who hadn’t gotten a COVID-19 vaccine in violation of a requirement for county employees.

People sit on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have declined to the point where the islands are ready to welcome travelers once again, the governor said Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Hawaii wants vaccinated tourists to return, starting Nov. 1

In August, as the Delta surge overwhelmed Hawaii hospitals, Gov. David Ige, D, had a message for the tourists who were pouring into the state: "Now is not the time to visit the islands."

A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the first round of staff vaccinations at a hospital in Denver.

FDA official: Booster announcements coming Wednesday

US regulators expect to rule Wednesday on authorizing booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, a Food and Drug Administration official said at a government meeting.

Visitors look out over the city skyline and the Chain Bridge at night in Budapest.

Lockdowns are back as EU’s east pays for low vaccination rates

The coronavirus is resurgent in the European Union’s less-vaccinated east -- bringing with it the return of lockdowns.

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Anthony Flint rides an exercise bike as part of his physical therapy during his recovery from Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

I got a rare condition after the Johnson & Johnson shot. I still think everyone needs to be vaccinated

In July, the FDA said about 100 of 12.8 million people who got the J&J vaccine had developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome. I was part of that extremely unlucky 0.0008 percent.

Jair Bolsonaro speaks during an Independence Day rally in Brasilia on Sept. 7.

Brazil Senate report recommends charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Brazil Senate report recommends charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus October 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden spoke about the coronavirus pandemic and encouraged states and businesses to support vaccine mandates to avoid a surge in cases of Covid-19.

As White House tries to finalize vaccine mandate, dozens of groups seek last-minute meetings

Federal officials are plowing through meetings requested by more than 40 groups and individuals that have raised questions and concerns about the coming rule that will require many companies to implement coronavirus vaccination or testing protocols for their workers, according to records posted on a government website.

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