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Coronavirus

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and ...

FEMA opens mass vaccine sites as bad weather hampers efforts

By EUGENE GARCIA and JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press FEMA opened its first COVID-19 mass vaccination sites Tuesday, setting up in Los Angeles and Oakland as part of an effort by the Biden administration to get shots into arms more quickly and reach minority communities hit hard by the ...

NMU is virus free

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University, as of Monday morning, has zero students in quarantine and no active positive cases of COVID-19. NMU’s live COVID-19 reporting dashboard featured “many zeros” on Monday, said NMU Chief Marketing Officer Derek Hall. “Zero active cases in our ...

UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Britain's newly established quarantine hotels received their first guests on Monday as the government tries to prevent new coronavirus variants from derailing its fast-moving vaccination drive. Passengers arriving at London's Heathrow Airport were escorted by security guards ...

Health department to begin calling people on pre-registration list Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Health Department on Friday afternoon said it will begin calling individuals from the COVID-19 vaccine clinic pre-registration list to schedule appointments beginning next week. MCHD staff will be calling those on the pre-registration list beginning on ...

Thousands respond to vaccination pre-registration

MARQUETTE — As of late Tuesday, over 4,700 Marquette County residents have responded to the COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration system. The Marquette County Health Department announced that the system for individuals age 65 and over launched at 10 a.m. Monday, and will continue to be ...