COVID vaccine

Season's greetings? Vaxxed face 'low' risk at holiday gatherings: surgeon general

US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Sunday said that vaccinated Americans can still gather for the holidays with "low" risk amid the spread of the concerning, new Omicron variant.

FDA in talks to streamline authorization of Omicron-specific vaccine

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that federal regulators are in talks to fast-track the authorization process for an Omicron-specific vaccine.

Connecticut confirms first Omicron case, linked back to NYC convention

A fully vaccinated man in his 60s from Hartford County developed "mild symptoms" on Nov. 27 after coming in contact with a family member who had been to New York...

De Blasio considers requiring booster shots for indoor eating, concerts

Mayor de Blasio says he may require people to get COVID-19 booster shots if they want to attend concerts, restaurants and similar indoor venues, as the Omicron variant spreads.

More than half of UK's Omicron cases are in fully vaccinated people

A total of 134 cases of Omicron were confirmed in the UK as of Friday night.

Hundreds of city jail guards put on unpaid leave for refusing vax

More than 500 officers with the already depleted city Department of Corrections are still refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain on unpaid leave.

Merkel's final message to Germans: 'Get vaccinated'

Germany's outgoing chancellor used her likely last weekly video message to the nation to urge her country to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports.

Brazilian court investigates Bolsonaro comments linking vaccines, AIDS

Bolsonaro, who is not vaccinated and has questioned the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, made the comments on an Oct. 24 Facebook livestream.

Prez's lost war on COVID: Biden still trying to 'beat' virus — and failing

President Joe Biden has badly responded to the pandemic with vaccine mandates and constant restrictions -- after touting how much he would do better than his predecessor, Kimberley Strassel writes.

New Jersey confirms first Omicron case in woman who traveled to South Africa

New Jersey officials announced the state’s first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant Omicron on Friday in a woman who had recently traveled to South Africa. The patient, a fully-vaccinated...