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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?…
Health Aug 02Debate begins for who’s first in line for COVID-19 vaccine
Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision.
Health Jun 28Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race
People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works.