New round of COVID-19 booster shots on the way after CDC recommendation
WASHINGTON — Americans older than six months should get an updated COVID-19 booster this fall, according to a recommendation the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued Tuesday. The vaccine should be available by later this week, the CDC said in a statement. “We have more tools than ever to prevent the worst outcomes from […]
Next generation of COVID-19 vaccines and therapies gets a $1.4 billion boost
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday announced a $1.4 billion investment in developing the so-called next generation of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell made the announcement, saying the funding is part of the $5 billion program they hope will […]
As the COVID public health emergency ends, prepping for a new pandemic is next
Uninsured people will continue to have access to the vaccine after the country transitions out of the emergency through a bridge program.
At hearing, U.S. Senators condemn Moderna’s plan to boost COVID jab to $130 a dose
Even with the hike, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel pledged to keep the vaccine and boosters free for uninsured or underinsured Americans.
CDC endorses updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters for this fall
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday signed off on the approval from the agency’s independent vaccine advisers that recommended an updated coronavirus vaccine booster this fall. The CDC recommended boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for those who are 12 years old and older and from Moderna for those who are 18 and older. These […]
Pa. says providers ready to give COVID jab to kids as young as six months old | Monday Coffee
Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Now that the federal government has cleared the way, Pennsylvania providers are ready to start administering the COVID-19 vaccine to kids as young six months old, state health officials said Sunday. The shots for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers will become available this week, according to the Associated Press. The federal government […]
FDA greenlights emergency use of COVID vaccines for kids under 5
The decision leaves just one hurdle, a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID vaccine for kids under 5 delayed until at least April
The pharmaceutical companies and the Food and Drug Administration released separate statements Friday saying a review of the vaccine for children under 5 years old will likely not take place until early April.
Our vaccine debate is now an episode of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ | Dick Polman
Except the actions of vax curmudgeons have real life implications.
Fauci declines to predict COVID vaccine timetable for kids under 5
WASHINGTON — Parents hoping to vaccinate their young children against COVID-19 will need to be patient, Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned Wednesday. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said while he expects the vaccine regimen for children under 5 will be three doses, he couldn’t provide a timeline on when the […]
Biden administration drops vaccine-or-test workplace rule
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will withdraw an emergency mandate that would have required employees at large businesses to get the COVID-19 vaccine or test regularly for the virus. The decision from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which will take effect Wednesday, follows a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this […]
Vaccine mandates have always faced resistance and saved lives | Opinion
Please don’t let distractions keep you and your loved ones from using or getting protection we know works to improve survival for everyone.