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Vaccination rate rises among Utahns as health officials make shot more accessible

Efforts to offer easy access to the COVID-19 vaccine remain a top priority for local medical professionals as the Delta variant, combined with the return to class for universities and the anticipation of a more aggressive flu season, are quickly approaching across the state.
1 year ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah vaccination rates rise modestly this summer

While healthcare professionals continue to urge the unvaccinated to get their COVID-19 shot, Utah has seen a modest uptick in vaccinations during the past month. 
1 year ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah health experts share their thoughts on the FDA’s approval of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Doctors at Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health said they hope the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Monday will lead to a surge in vaccinations in our community.
1 year ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Third Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended For Immunocompromised People

People with weakened immune systems will soon be eligible to get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to improve their protection.
1 year ago
FILE - Gov. Cox said even though case counts are dropping it's important that residents keep gettin...
Ladd Egan & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Utah Education Association Reacts To Calls For Teacher Vaccine Mandates

As the debate over wearing masks in schools continues, there’s also a new nationwide debate of whether teachers should be mandated to get the vaccine to protect young children who are not eligible to get the shot. KSL-TV spoke with Utah's largest teachers' union about it and what their concerns are for the upcoming year.
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Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Utah Family Shares Regret Over Not Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

A Utah County woman was convinced her faith-based decision to keep her family-of-six unvaccinated was right, but that feeling didn’t last long after her husband contracted a severe case of COVID-19. Now, he's fighting for his life in the hospital.
1 year ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Health Officials: There Is Still Time Before School Starts To Get Eligible Students Vaccinated

With the start of school just weeks away, the Utah County Health Department is reminding people that the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available, and that there is still time for eligible students to get their first dose before school starts.
1 year ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah Hospitals Filling Up With Unvaccinated COVID-19 Patients

The latest update from health officials showed the COVID-19 pandemic was still headed in the wrong direction as new cases and hospitalizations climbed in Utah and across the country.  
1 year ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Southern Utah COVID-19 Cases Surge, Vaccinations Decline 

Southern Utah's current COVID-19 surge has nearly filled the Intensive Care Unit with patients at Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital.  
1 year ago
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HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and RICHARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press

Vaccinations Rise In Some States With Soaring Infections

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge is getting the attention of vaccine-hesitant Americans as hospitals in the South are being overrun with patients.
1 year ago
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Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

COVID-19 Surge Causes University Of Utah To Postpone Nonemergency Surgeries 

The University of Utah hospital announced a small number of nonemergency surgeries have been postponed due to the growing number of people hospitalized with COVID-19. 
1 year ago
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HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JIM SALTER Associated Press

US Virus Cases Nearly Triple In 2 Weeks Amid Misinformation

COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray.
1 year ago
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Jed Boal & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah Legislature Has Final Word On COVID-19 Restrictions

As case counts and hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to climb, mask mandates have returned in a couple of cities in the western United States, including Los Angeles and Las Vegas. But is that likely to return in Utah, or is it even possible?
1 year ago
FILE - Gov. Cox said even though case counts are dropping it's important that residents keep gettin...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah Doctors Urge Eligible Students To Get Vaccinated Before School Returns

One month before children return to school, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Utah and across the country. Pediatricians from University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare urged parents to get eligible children vaccinated, if they haven’t already.
1 year ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Doctors Concerned As COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Spike In Utah

State data shows new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have risen sharply over the last month. Doctors with Intermountain Healthcare said the surge is fueled mainly by the Delta variant among unvaccinated people, so they urged residents, including those who had the virus, to get their shot. 
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MATTHEW PERRONE & MIKE STOBBE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

FDA Adds Warning Of Rare Reaction Risk To J&J COVID Vaccine

U.S. regulators on Monday added a new warning to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine about links to a rare and potentially dangerous neurological reaction, but said it’s not entirely clear the shot caused the problem.
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Garna Mejia, KSL TV

Utah Nurse Practitioner Shares Story After Getting COVID-19

One nurse practitioner in Utah shared the fears of many in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but he never imagined the flip side of the coin — how his body would handle the virus. That's why he wanted to share his story. 
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Barbara Hart tested positive for COVID-19 months after getting fully vaccinated. (KSL TV)...
Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

‘I was feeling awful’: Breakthrough Patient Describes COVID-19 Battle

A Utah woman recently tested positive for COVID-19 just months after getting her vaccine. Barabara Hart works in healthcare and was fully vaccinated by the end of January.  
1 year ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Doctors Concerned About Delta Variant, Unvaccinated Utah Population

A rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Utah over the last three weeks has left doctors at University of Utah Health very concerned. The highly transmissible Delta variant is one reason. Doctors also urged unvaccinated people to get their shots to avoid catching the virus. 
1 year ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Get Vaccinated At Smith’s, Become Eligible For $1 Million Prizes, Free Groceries

Smith's Food and Drug's parent company has given customers 5 million reasons to get the COVID-19 shot.
1 year ago
KSL's Ladd Egan sat down with Alejandra Gonzalez to learn what helped her decide to get the COVID-1...
Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah Woman Discusses What Helped Her Decide To Get Vaccinated

Experts said compassion, understanding and trusted information were the keys to helping someone make a decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. One Utah woman who was initially hesitant to get the vaccine shared what changed her mind.
1 year ago
Arleth Antonio, a senior at Granger High School in West Valley City, and her mother, Elizabeth Sór...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Local Therapist Reassures Utahns That Post COVID-19 Re-Entry Anxiety Is Normal 

Considering the mental and emotional toll of the pandemic, it's only natural to feel apprehensive about getting back to normal, and some will need more time than others. One Utah doctor said taking these steps will make "getting back" a little easier.  
1 year ago
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Madison Swenson & Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Utah Reports Three Additional Deaths, 272 New COVID-19 Cases 

The Utah Department of Health on Friday said three more Utahns have died from COVID-19 while 272 additional residents have tested positive for the virus.
1 year ago
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Shelby Hintze, KSL TV

Utah Reports Two Additional Deaths, 309 New COVID-19 Cases

The Utah Department of Health on Thursday said 309 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19. That is up 43 cases from last Thursday. For the last ten days, the state has seen daily decreases in week-to-week cases, with that streak of decreases breaking today.
1 year ago
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