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FILE - Health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Pacoima, Calif. The rapid expansion of vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.
JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman is vaccinated by San Diego Fire Rescue Paramedic Program Clinical Coordinator Carolyn Gates.

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!

JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the outstanding “Vax Up” edition of the “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement series.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Begin at Disneyland (CA) Parking Lot

This is a pivotal step toward the goal of delivering 1.5 million shots per month, Orange County officials said.
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant?

What Should You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women
Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve been infected?

Should I Get a COVID-19 Vaccine If I’ve Had the Virus?

Regardless of previous infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people should plan on getting vaccinated when it's their turn.
University of Scranton nursing student Glen Johnson administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a medical professional during a clinic at the Throop Civic Center in Throop, Pa. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

Vaccine Rollout Confirms Public Health Officials’ Warnings

Operation Warp Speed, the federal vaccine program, had promised to distribute enough doses to immunize 20 million people in the U.S. in December. It missed that target.
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Sacramento (CA) Firefighters Get Inoculated

Sacramento's COVID-19 vaccine program took a notable step forward this week, expanding to include shots for thousands of firefighters and paramedics.
In this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, file photo, a healthcare worker receives a second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at Beaumont Health in Southfield, Mich.

Pfizer Study Suggests Vaccine Works Against Virus Variant

New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two highly contagious variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa.

How Quickly Do I Need a Second COVID-19 Vaccine Shot?

How quickly do I need a second COVID-19 vaccine shot? The first COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. require two doses a few weeks apart.
FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Pfizer announced Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, more results in its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study that suggest the shots are 95% effective a month after the first dose. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

Virginia Beach (VA) EMS Helps to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

A total of 1,000 medical workers and emergency responders will get vaccinated at an Virginia Beach EMS station by Thursday.