In Guatemala, shortages of syringes have slowed vaccination efforts. In Haiti, logistical and security challenges after the devastating Aug. 14 earthquake have contributed to making it the country with the lowest vaccination coverage in the world. And across the Caribbean, countries are grappling with unequal distribution of doses and vaccineContinue Reading

In their struggle to convince holdouts to get vaccinated against Covid, governments around the world are embracing vaccine mandates. The push to get people vaccinated has largely shifted from offering incentives, like cash payouts or free drinks, to issuing mandates and restricting the access of the unvaccinated to many venuesContinue Reading

(CNN) — All foreign nationals entering New Zealand will need to be fully vaccinated from November 1, the government announced Sunday. Travelers will have to declare their vaccination status when registering with the country’s isolation system and provide proof of vaccination or exemption to their airline and customs officers onContinue Reading

The African countries that have had the most success acquired doses through several channels, including initiatives like Covax and the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Trust, direct purchases from manufacturers, and donations. For Eswatini, a landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, a July donation of more than 300,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccine dosesContinue Reading

People demonstrate against Italy’s “green pass” on Saturday in Rome. Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images People demonstrate against Italy’s “green pass” on Saturday in Rome. Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images In the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19 and toContinue Reading

Clinics nationwide will begin offering vaccinations against monkeypox to anyone who may have been exposed to the virus, federal health officials announced on Tuesday. Until now, immunizations were offered only to people with a known exposure. States will receive doses of a safer and newer monkeypox vaccine called Jynneos fromContinue Reading

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced that New Yorkers ages 50 or older who received their booster shots at least four months ago, or adults who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are now eligible for a second booster dose. New Yorkers who are at least 12 years old andContinue Reading

Five southeastern African countries are set to begin vaccination drives against polio after an outbreak was declared in Malawi last month, the World Health Organization has said, highlighting the multiple health challenges facing countries on the continent as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Polio is an infectious disease thatContinue Reading