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Health Feb 03Study finds AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission
The study also suggested that a single dose of the AstraZeneca formula provides protection for 12 weeks, which could vindicate the British government's controversial strategy of delaying the second shot.
Health Jan 05Fauci says U.S. could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day
Fauci said vaccinations already have begun speeding up. And with the holidays over, he expects that pace to pick up to a million or more daily.
Health Jan 05FDA dismisses idea of stretching doses by delaying booster shot
The first Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 are getting their second dose, while Britain has decided to postpone boosters and focus instead on giving more people a first shot — international differences that are adding to public confusion.
Health Dec 18U.S. clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19
The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day.
Health Dec 16WATCH: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine set for approval in U.S. with panel endorsement
The FDA reviewers said that the two-dose vaccine “was highly effective” in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 from occurring “at least 14 days after the receipt of the second dose.”…
Health Dec 14U.S. health workers start receiving COVID-19 vaccine
Hospitals are rolling out the first small shipments, as boxes of precious frozen vials arrive at locations around the country — a day of hope amid grief as the nation’s death roll nears 300,000.
Nation Dec 12US says COVID-19 vaccine to start arriving in states Monday
The nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in states Monday morning, U.S. officials said Saturday, after the government gave the final go-ahead to the shots needed to end an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans.
Health Dec 08WATCH: FDA advisers endorse Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency authorization
A U.S. government advisory panel has endorsed Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, in a major step toward an epic vaccination campaign that could finally conquer the outbreak.
Health Dec 07Years of research laid groundwork for speedy COVID-19 vaccines
How could scientists race out COVID-19 vaccines so fast without cutting corners? A head start helped. Over a decade of behind-the-scenes research had new vaccine technology poised for a challenge.
Health Oct 22U.S. regulators, experts take up thorny vaccine study issues
With vaccines against COVID-19 inching closer, U.S. regulators took an unusual step Thursday in asking outside scientists: Are the government's standards high enough to adequately judge the shots?…