The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell.
The Centers for Disease Control says that a preliminary COVID-19 vaccine "safety signal" has been identified and is investigating whether the Bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine creates an increased risk of ischemic stroke in people 65 and older.
US. District Court Judge Donald Molloy on Friday permanently blocked a section of a law that said it was discriminatory for most employers to require workers to be vaccinated against communicable diseases.
The FDA has authorized use of the tweaked shots starting at age 6 months, but just who is eligible depends on how many vaccinations they’ve already had.
The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress, ending a directive that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed recruitment and retention.
Dr. Fauci, who is just weeks away from retirement, had a consistent, familiar message for Americans during his last time at the podium — get your COVID shot.
Only about 13% of U.S. adults have gotten the updated booster.
With Thanksgiving two weeks away, public health officials are recommending that Americans get the new COVID-19 booster tweaked to target the most common omicron strain.
The WHO estimates 290,000 to 650,000 people worldwide die of flu-related causes every year. About 1.1 million people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19.
The needle-free vaccine is a mist that gets sucked in through the mouth.
Over 20 million people, including nearly 1 in 5 older people, have gotten the new vaccine, which was formulated to target the coronavirus variants most dominant in the United States.
Pfizer said the commercial pricing for adult COVID-19 vaccine doses could start in early 2023, depending on when the U.S. government phases out its program of buying the shots.
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax.
Only people who’ve gotten their initial Covid-19 vaccinations -- with any of the original-formula versions -- qualify for an updated booster.
The White House is warning of a "challenging" virus season ahead and urging eligible Americans to get the updated COVID-19 boosters by Halloween to have maximum protection against the coronavirus by Thanksgiving and the holidays
Elementary-aged children already received smaller doses of Pfizer’s original COVID-19 vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older.
Some Americans who plan to get the shot, designed to target the most common omicron strains, said they are waiting because they either had COVID-19 recently or another booster.
With flu season approaching in the U.S., as well as the availability of the new omicron-designed COVID-19 booster for everyone 12 and up, here are some answers to common questions about the shots.
The tweaked COVID booster, which was approved in a fast-tracked strategy, is expected to be available next week after Labor Day.
The federal government is emphasizing that anyone who wants a COVID-19 booster can get one for free.