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Families lined up for COVID testing to attended the Elf on the Shelf performance at Boch Center in Boston.  The line began on Tremont Street and swept around the block.

For a child-friendly holiday show, the Boch Center fails the (rapid COVID) test

Hundreds of people, many of them small children, waited in a line to see “The Elf on the Shelf” that stretched over four blocks for rapid COVID tests.

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan.

US white supremacists blamed for targeting Aboriginal Australians with COVID vaccine misinformation

The leader of Western Australia has blamed white supremacists in the United States for spreading online misinformation about coronavirus vaccines among Aboriginal people in his state.

Soldiers, sailors, and Marines at Naval Station Guantánamo Bay in Cuba lined up on Sept. 22, 2021, for vaccination against the coronavirus.

Vaccine holdouts in Navy, Marines hit 19,000 as deadline passes to comply with mandate

As many as 19,000 active-duty Marines and Navy sailors chose not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by their shared Nov. 28 deadline, a dilemma for military leaders who have threatened to expel personnel refusing to comply with the Biden administration’s mandate.

Leah Perkins, of Worcester, Mass., center, stood in line to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 2, 2021, at a mobile vaccination clinic, in Worcester.

Most COVID vaccines will work as boosters, study suggests

People looking for a booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine probably don’t need to fret about what brand it is: Many combinations of shots are likely to provide strong protection, according to a large new study.

Graduate student Catherine Jacob-Dolan worked at the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

‘I don’t think we’re back to square one.’ Beth Israel races to find out how much vaccines protect against Omicron

The hospital’s researchers are part of a global effort to understand the fast-spreading variant.

See how many people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in your Mass. town

See who has been vaccinated in your community.

Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?

The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.

The health director of the city of San Francisco, Dr. Grant Colfax, talks about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus during a news conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021.

Delays in US’s genomic surveillance system may have been factor in slow detection of Omicron cases

Just a day after South African scientists first announced the discovery of the Omicron variant, Europe reported its first case. Before the weekend was out, Australia, Britain, Canada, and other countries had all found cases. But in the United States, scientists kept searching.