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Nation Dec 09FDA expands Pfizer COVID booster, opens extra dose to age 16
The U.S. and many other nations already urge adults to get a booster to pump up their immunity months after initial vaccination.
Health Dec 01Mysteries of omicron variant could take weeks to decipher
Up to now, the world has been slow to react to each coronavirus curveball. This time an early warning from South Africa and Botswana might have offered important head start.
Health Nov 19FDA expands COVID boosters to all adults, final hurdle ahead
If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees, tens of millions more Americans could have three doses of protection ahead of the new year. Anyone who got the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine can already get a booster.
Health Oct 25Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11
Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer moves toward expanding shots to children.
Health Sep 23WATCH: CDC advisory committee supports Pfizer booster shots for vulnerable groups
The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 is poised for a major new phase: Government advisers on Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for millions of Americans.
Health Jan 29Johnson & Johnson’ single-shot vaccine is 66 percent effective against COVID-19
With vaccinations off to a rocky start globally, experts had been counting on a one-dose vaccine that would stretch scarce supplies and avoid the logistics nightmare of getting people to return for boosters.
Politics Nov 14AP FACT CHECK: Trump relies on falsehoods to deny Biden win
President Donald Trump rebelled this past week against Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election with denial, delay and outright misrepresentation. Trump raged about widespread cases of fake ballots that aren’t so and undertook legal challenges that even state GOP…
Health Sep 09WATCH: NIH says halted vaccine study shows ‘no compromises’ on safety
The National Institutes of Health director is telling Congress that AstraZeneca's suspension of its COVID-19 vaccine study shows there will be "no compromises" on safety in developing the shots.
Health Sep 08AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study paused after one illness
"This is not something to be alarmed about," Fuller said. Instead, it's reassuring that the company is pausing the study to figure out what's happening and carefully monitoring the health of study participants.
Politics May 15WATCH: Trump expresses confidence in ‘warp speed’ vaccine push as studies ramp up
Trump expressed his confidence in the test from Abbott Laboratories after a preliminary study by New York University researchers reported problems with it.