Stories tagged: "vaccine"


FILE - Customers sit in a booth at the Penrose Diner, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in south Philadelphia. Philadelphia officials announced Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 that proof of vaccination will be required starting Jan. 3 for bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events, movie theaters and other places where people eat indoors close to each other. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Philadelphia Lifts Vaccine Mandate for Indoor Dining, Mask Mandate Remains

The city’s vaccine mandate for indoor dining and other places serving food and drink was lifted Wednesday A new restriction system based on case counts, positivity rates, and hospitalizations is in place.

FILE - The Supreme Court shown Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job. The court's order Thursday during a spike in coronavirus cases deals a blow to the administration's efforts to boost the vaccination rate among Americans.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for US Businesses

The court's conservative majority concluded the Biden administration overstepped its authority by seeking to impose a vaccine-or-test rule on businesses with at least 100 employees.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Wolf: Strategy to Fight COVID-19 Is Vaccines, Not Shutdowns

The Health Department is pushing more residents to get vaccinated and taking steps to support hospitals hit by severe staffing shortages and a growing tide of COVID-19 patients.

FILE - Customers sit in a booth at the Penrose Diner, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in south Philadelphia. Philadelphia officials announced Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 that proof of vaccination will be required starting Jan. 3 for bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events, movie theaters and other places where people eat indoors close to each other. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Philadelphia to Require Proof of Vaccine for Indoor Dining, Entertainment

Patrons and employees will have to start showing their vaccination cards on Jan. 3 to enter establishments where people eat together indoors, including movie theaters and cafes or bars inside larger establishments like stores or hotels.

FILE - In this Friday, March 6, 2020, file photo, the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shown in Atlanta, Georgia. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)
Data Correction Drops COVID Vaccine Rates in Pennsylvania

The data correction comes as infections, hospitalizations, and intensive-care unit cases are rising in Pennsylvania and many other states.

In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event in Mechanicsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
State Employees Who Get Vaccinated to Get 5 Paid Days Off

The Wolf administration is offering five days of "verification leave" to state employees who get vaccinated against COVID-19. GOP lawmakers called the decision fiscally irresponsible.

Karen McKnight stands in her backyard on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Sammamish, Wash., holding two books written by her brother Ross Bagne of Cheyenne, Wyo. Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the United States now are in people who weren’t vaccinated like Bagne, a staggering demonstration of how effective the vaccines have been (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Nearly All COVID Deaths in US Are Now Among Unvaccinated

Only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people. Deaths could again increase in the fall in communities that aren't vaccinated.