covid-vaccine

CDC endorses updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters for this fall

BY: - September 2, 2022

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 […]

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Pa. says providers ready to give COVID jab to kids as young as six months old | Monday Coffee

BY: - June 20, 2022

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

BY: - June 17, 2022

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

BY: - February 11, 2022

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. 

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Our vaccine debate is now an episode of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ | Dick Polman

BY: - January 31, 2022

Except the actions of vax curmudgeons have real life implications.

Fauci declines to predict COVID vaccine timetable for kids under 5

BY: - January 27, 2022

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

BY: - January 25, 2022

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 […]

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Vaccine mandates have always faced resistance and saved lives | Opinion

BY: - January 24, 2022

Please don’t let distractions keep you and your loved ones from using or getting protection we know works to improve survival for everyone.

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Pa. Health Dept. adds new free COVID-19 testing sites | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 20, 2022

The new sites in Greene and Pike counties complement existing free testing sites across the commonwealth.

From Oregon to Pennsylvania, legislatures across country split on pandemic protocols | Analysis

BY: - January 19, 2022

In many states, as voting sessions resume for 2022, you’d hardly know that the U.S. is entering the third year of a pandemic

Pitt disenrolls unvaccinated students as W.Pa. universities grapple with COVID requirements

BY: - January 14, 2022

Disenrolled students may apply for a tuition refund, and, if they choose to get vaccinated, will be allowed to re-enroll, according to a published report.

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Show medical workers you care: Wear a mask, get vaccinated, be unselfish | Roger Chesley

BY: - January 14, 2022

Exhausted by the pandemic, the health-care sector has lost nearly half a million workers since February 2020.