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Health Feb 26FDA advisory panel endorses single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson
The FDA is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J's shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Shipments of a few million doses could begin as early as Monday.
Health Feb 24FDA says Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot protects against COVID-19
An analysis by U.S. regulators says Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine provides strong protection against severe COVID-19.
Health Feb 04Johnson & Johnson asks U.S. regulators to approve its one-shot COVID-19 vaccine
Preliminary results from a massive study showed J&J's vaccine was safe and offered strong protection against moderate to severe COVID-19.
Health Dec 11U.S. greenlights first COVID-19 vaccine, launching a nationwide vaccination campaign
Shots for health workers and nursing home residents are expected to begin in the coming days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of what promises to be a strongly protective vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and its…
Health Nov 20Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.
Pfizer said Friday it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic…
Health Sep 18Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups
Companies are struggling to recruit diverse volunteers in final U.S. tests of possible COVID-19 vaccines. New recruitment efforts are gearing up, with the help of trusted voices in hard-hit communities of color, such as Spanish-speaking “health promoters” and Black pastors.
Politics May 11WATCH: Fauci warns senators of more death and economic damage if U.S. reopens too fast
Leading health officials who have coordinated the American response to the coronavirus pandemic will face questions on Tuesday about safely reopening schools and workplaces from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Watch live here on Tuesday at…
Health Feb 27U.S. reports worrisome new virus case in California after Trump urges calm
The person in California doesn't appear to have the usual risk factors of having traveled abroad or being exposed to another patient.
Health Jan 161st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest and most stubborn diseases. Now babies in three African nations are getting the first vaccine for malaria in an unusual pilot program.
Health Dec 17Proposed rules could shorten patient wait times for organ transplants
The rules proposed Tuesday aim to ease an organ shortage so severe that more than 113,000 Americans linger on the transplant waiting list — and about 20 die each day.