Officials from Moderna and Pfizer are assessing their responses to the new COVID-19 variant omicron and say it will take months to develop a tweaked shot if needed.
"Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial J&J vaccine," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. Last year, it chose “pandemic.”
“I have a lot of debilitating nausea, dizziness and a racing heart. I can't comprehend words at times,” 26-year old Isiah said in one video after getting COVID-19 in October 2020.
Ten preteens from around New York have won college scholarships for 5-to-11-year-olds who get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Pfizer said if any coronavirus variant ever evades the protection offered by its COVID-19 vaccine, it expects to be able to produce a “tailor-made” adapted version of its vaccine to fight that variant in approximately 100 days, pending approval from federal regulators.
A bomb scare temporarily halted production at a factory making COVID-19 vaccines in the U.K. earlier this year. This week, the man convicted of the crime received his jail sentence.
The European Union has authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children as young as 5 years old.
Between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, nearly 142,000 child cases were added — an increase of about 32% from two weeks ago and making up 25.1 percent of all the cases reported that week, AAP reported.
City of Phoenix officials say they will reconsider a decision to enact a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its employees amid concerns over negative impact on city services.
On Tuesday, one day after the deadline for compliance, 92% of the 3.5 million federal workers covered by Biden’s mandate reported to the government that they are at least partially vaccinated, according to White House officials.
The definition of being fully vaccinated could change as boosters become more widely available to adults in the U.S. but that’s only if the data shows it is necessary, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Gov. Doug Ducey’s COVID-19 adviser and hospital leaders held a briefing Tuesday afternoon on "how Arizonans can help preserve hospital capacity during the holiday season."
The rules pertain to non-U.S. nationals. American citizens and permanent residents may still enter the U.S. regardless of their vaccination status.
Scientists say vaccinating kids should not only slow the spread of the coronavirus but also help prevent potentially-dangerous variants from emerging. Each new infection brings another opportunity for the virus to mutate and evolve dangerous new traits.
More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one COVID-19 shot by President Biden's Monday deadline, a U.S. official said.
Nick Caturano, who runs the website GoofyVaccine.com confirmed that an internal memo was sent out to employees, notifying them of the pause.
Employees with the City of Phoenix have until January 2022 to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a letter sent by city officials.
The FDA has authorized Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots to all U.S. adults, ahead of approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. booster campaign is getting a lot simpler now that regulators have opened extra vaccine shots to all adults. The Food and Drug Administration’s Dr. Peter Marks says the new approach will streamline booster decisions as COVID-19 cases begin rising again across the country.