Pfizer asks FDA to allow COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer on Tuesday asked the U.S. to authorize extra-low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, potentially opening the way for the very youngest Americans to start receiving shots as early as March. In an extraordinary move, the Food and Drug Administration had urged Pfizer and its partner BioNTech to […]

US urges COVID boosters starting at age 12 to fight omicron

Washington, D.C., January 6 – The U.S. is urging that everyone 12 and older get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they’re eligible, to help fight back the hugely contagious omicron mutant that’s ripping through the country. Boosters already were encouraged for all Americans 16 and older, but Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Djokovic given medical exemption to play at Australian Open

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic will get a chance to defend his Australian Open title after receiving a medical exemption to travel to Melbourne, ending months of uncertainty about his participation because of the strict COVID-19 vaccination requirements in place for the tournament. The top-ranked Djokovic wrote on Instagram on Tuesday he has “an […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Governor Abbott to sue Biden Administration to protect Texas National Guard from vaccine mandate

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Governor Abbott to sue Biden Administration to protect Texas National Guard from vaccine mandate

Image: Texas Governor Greg Abbott. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, January 5 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday sent a letter announcing his intention to sue the federal government over its unconstitutional vaccine mandate for the Texas National Guard. In the letter, the Governor reminded Major General Tracy Norris, the National Guard’s Commander, in […]

US to require vaccines for all border crossers in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on January 22, the administration planned to announce. A senior administration official said the requirement, which the White House previewed in October, brings the rules for […]

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

AUSTIN (AP) — With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or undercut President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers before the regulations are even issued. The growing battle over what some see as overreach by the federal government is firing up a segment […]

Texas Governor Abbott – by executive order – prohibits private businesses from requiring vaccines among employees, consumers, adds issue to Special Session call

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 12 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott went far beyond the bounds of Texas law by issuing an executive order stating that no entity – including private businesses – in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to […]

Some fear boosters will hurt drive to reach the unvaccinated

NEW YORK (AP) — The spread of COVID-19 vaccination requirements across the U.S. hasn’t had the desired effect so far, with the number of Americans getting their first shots plunging in recent weeks. And some experts worry that the move to dispense boosters could just make matters worse. The fear is that the rollout of […]

Paxton, 23 other state attorneys general oppose Biden administration’s proposed vaccine mandate regulations

Paxton, 23 other state attorneys general oppose Biden administration’s proposed vaccine mandate regulations

Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton met with former President Donald Trump and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick at the Texas border with Mexico on June 30, 2021. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, D.C., and Austin, September 22 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Attorneys General of twenty-three (23) other states wrote a […]

As COVID-19 vaccine mandates rise, religious exemptions grow

Los Angeles (AP), September 16 – An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And in Arkansas, a hospital has been swamped with so many such requests from employees that […]