Divorced Sask. parents fight in court over COVID-19 vaccination for teen daughter

Divorced Sask. parents fight in court over COVID-19 vaccination for teen daughter

A judge has ruled the 13-year-old child of divorced Saskatoon parents should be vaccinated against COVID-19, despite legal opposition from the girl’s mother. The father said his daughter was initially excited to receive her shot, but was then “bombarded” with false information by her mother and his own parents. CBC News agreed to grant the father confidentiality in order to protect … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Push for mandatory vaccination for key health workers

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Push for mandatory vaccination for key health workers

Auckland shifted to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday after over a month under Alert Level 4 restrictions. Video / Jed Bradley / Mark Mitchell / Dean Purcell / Jason OxenhamCOVID LATEST:* The 90% Project: Phil Goff – Why Aucklanders should get vaccinated today* Surprise vaccine proposal catches Parliament unawares* Covid-19: Experts answer five questions we’re … Read more

Vaccine inequity mars global Covid-19 vaccination drive

NEW DELHI: At a time when the United States has approved Covid-19 booster shots, just 3.5 per cent of Africans are vaccinated, The Hindu reported on Sunday. Quoting World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Indian newspaper underlined Covid-19 vaccine inequity across the world. On Sept 14, Ghebreyesus revealed that “less than 3.5 … Read more

Queensland records no new COVID-19 cases as ‘super Pfizer weekend’ sees vaccination rates soar

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

There have been no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland as people turn out in large numbers to get vaccinated at walk-in hubs. The state also detected no new cases in hotel quarantine, making it a “double donut” day.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Saturday was a record day for vaccinations in Queensland, with 31,004 jabs … Read more

IMF, World Bank urge more COVID-19 vaccination doses to go to poor countries

IMF, World Bank urge more COVID-19 vaccination doses to go to poor countries

WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and other multilateral-organization leaders on Thursday urged countries with high COVID-19 vaccination rates to boost efforts to send doses to low- and middle-income countries.Georgieva and the heads of the World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization expressed concern in a … Read more

Victoria records 514 new COVID cases as state on cusp of vaccination milestone

Victoria records 514 new COVID cases as state on cusp of vaccination milestone

Victoria has recorded 514 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, as regional communities in the state transition in and out of lockdown.Contact tracers have linked just 148 of the new cases to known outbreaks.There were 61,961 test results received on Tuesday, and 41,758 doses of vaccine were administered at state-run sites.Around 68.3 per cent of Victorians … Read more

Queensland records no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as vaccination rollout extended to welcome walk-ins

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaks about COVID-19 in Parliament

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state government revealed the vaccination rollout will be expanded to encourage walk-ins this weekend.Key points:Hubs across Queensland will allow walk-in vaccinations this weekendQueenslanders aged 60 or older can now opt for the Pfizer vaccineAn extra 189,455 Pfizer doses arrived in Queensland this weekPremier Annastacia … Read more

Coronavirus Vaccination Rates Decline in Illinois After Summer Upswing – NBC Chicago

Coronavirus Vaccination Rates Decline in Illinois After Summer Upswing – NBC Chicago

After a run of increased vaccinations across the state, likely caused by concerns over a delta variant-driven surge in COVID cases, vaccination rates are rapidly declining, decreasing by more than half in the last 10 days. On Sept. 1, the state was averaging more than 40,000 new COVID vaccinations a day over a seven-day period. … Read more

ACT records 13 new COVID-19 infections, as vaccination bookings open for 12-15-year-olds

Four women wearing masks walk outdoors on a sunny day

The ACT has recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases.Of the new cases, only two were in quarantine for their entire infectious period.Ten people spent some time in the community while infectious, while the isolation status of one person is still under investigation.There are nine people with COVID-19 in hospital in the ACT, with three in intensive care and one person on … Read more

NFL pushing closer to COVID-19 vaccination goal, all but 5 teams have player vaccination rate of 90% or above

NFL pushing closer to COVID-19 vaccination goal, all but 5 teams have player vaccination rate of 90% or above

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is moving closer to its goal of getting as many players vaccinated as possible, with nearly 94% of all players on Week 1 rosters getting the COVID-19 vaccine.According to the NFL, 93.5% of all players and more than 99% of all club personnel are vaccinated. There are 17 teams … Read more

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination introduced for Queensland health workers

A masked nurse adjusts their blue plastic glove in an operation room.

Queensland Health Workers must get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 30 and be fully inoculated by the end of October.Key points:Health Minister Yvette D’Ath announced the mandate this morningShe said measured would be taken to address unvaccinated health workersSome measures include re-deployment in different roles for those not wanting to get … Read more

Queensland records one new locally acquired COVID-19 case, check-in app to include vaccination details

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at press conference in Crestmead factory

Queensland has recorded one new case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was detected in the 10-year-old brother of a four-year-old child from Beenleigh who tested positive last week.It comes as the Premier confirmed Queensland Check-In app will soon have the ability to show if someone has been vaccinated.”We’re working … Read more