FDA: Moderna Vaccine Safe for Kids 6 Months to 17 Years

U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers say Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children aged 6 months to 17 years, according to an FDA document made public on Friday. Two doses of the Moderna vaccine caused an immune response in clinical trial participants that was similar to the immune response […]

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Boosted Americans 97 Times Less Likely to Die of COVID Than Unvaccinated

Americans who have received a COVID-19 booster shot are 97 times less likely to die from the coronavirus than those who aren’t vaccinated, according to a new update from the CDC. In addition, fully vaccinated Americans — meaning those with up to two doses, but no booster — are 14 […]

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Moderna Reports Positive COVID-19 Vaccine Response in Kids Down to 6 Months

Moderna on Wednesday released interim results indicating that its mRNA-1273 COVID vaccine produced “robust” neutralizing antibody titers in children aged 6 months to 6 years — levels similar to those seen in adults. Vaccine efficacy against infection was 43.7% in children aged 6 months to 2 years and 37.5% among […]

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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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CDC Statement Following ACIP Moderna Vote

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for use of Moderna’s vaccine for people ages 18 years and older. This recommendation follows FDA’s decision earlier this weekexternal icon to approve the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for people ages 18 years and older. […]

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Moderna Launches Clinical Trials for HIV Vaccine

Human clinical trials have started for an experimental HIV vaccine that uses the same kind of mRNA technology found in Moderna’s successful COVID-19 vaccine, the drug company announced this week. The first vaccinations were given Thursday at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC, the company said […]

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COVID-19: Moderna vaccine may reduce infection risk more than Pfizer

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been highly effective at preventing COVID-19. In a new study, researchers looked at the differences in effectiveness between the two vaccines. They found that people who had received two doses of the Moderna vaccine were less likely to develop COVID-19 or become hospitalized with […]

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Comparative Effectiveness and Antibody Responses to Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines among Hospitalized Veterans — Five Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, United States, February 1–September 30, 2021

Summary What is already known about this topic? mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are effective in preventing severe COVID-19. Some studies have shown declines in vaccine effectiveness against severe COVID-19 with increasing time since vaccination. What is added by this report? During February 1–September 30, 2021, mRNA vaccine effectiveness in preventing COVID-19–associated […]

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How to choose which booster shot is right for you, between Pfizer and Moderna

Vials of the Moderna (R) and Pfizer (L) COVID-19 vaccines.Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images Most people who’ve gotten booster shots in the US have stuck with the same brand of vaccine they had initially. But, it’s also fine to switch it up. Some early studies suggest that Moderna’s vaccine is […]

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