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Moderna, Pfizer Want FDA to OK Second Boosters

Moderna and Pfizer are seeking FDA approval for second COVID-19 booster shots. On Thursday, Moderna formally requested the FDA grant emergency authorization for a second booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine for all adults over 18 who’ve received approved vaccines. Earlier this week, on Tuesday, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech […]

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WHO Says COVID Boosters Needed, Reversing Previous Advice

A World Health Organization advisory group said Tuesday it “strongly supports urgent and broad access” to COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, especially for people who face high risks for severe disease. The recommendation reverses previous statements from the WHO that stressed worldwide vaccine equity for first doses over booster distribution in […]

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Young People of Color Lag in Getting COVID Boosters

Young people of color are not getting COVID vaccine booster shots at the same rate as young white people,USA Todayreported. That alarms federal health authorities. In an attempt to close the gap, the Biden administration plans to turn to churches and community health centers for help,  USA Today  said. “We need to […]

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4th shots and COVID-19 boosters: Why and when best to get it

Studies indicate that immunity conferred by a past Omicron infection is not enough to prevent reinfection or protect against other variants. Real-world data show that a third dose is needed for better protection against severe disease or hospitalization due to Omicron. A fourth dose may not be needed for everyone, […]

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Mayo expert clears up confusion about COVID-19 boosters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to expand the use of a single booster dose to 12- to 15-year-olds. The Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization earlier this week. “Everyone at age 12 and up is approved for a booster after they’ve […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Plan for Annual Boosters, but It’s Not Clear They’ll Be Needed

Millions of people in the US and other countries have already received an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose months after their primary vaccination. In the parlance of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials, these doses are booster shots, a term that suggests they’ll […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age and older after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. The […]

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