FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID vaccine for teens 12-15
May 11, 2021
The much-expected decision increases the likelihood that schools in the United States will fully reopen in the fall – a goal of both the Biden and Trump administrations.
FDA set to okay Pfizer vaccine in younger teens
May 4, 2021
Pfizer submitted data to the FDA showing its mRNA vaccine was 100% effective at preventing COVID-19 infection in children ages 12 to 15.
No link seen between heart inflammation and COVID shots, CDC says
April 29, 2021
“We have not seen a signal and we’ve actually looked intentionally for the signal in the over 200 million doses we’ve given,” says CDC director Rochelle Walensky.
CDC guidelines coming on long COVID
April 29, 2021
“I can’t overstate how serious this issue is for the health of our nation,” NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, said.
CDC: Vaccinated people can mostly drop masks outdoors
April 27, 2021
It is a minor – but still significant – step toward the end of pandemic restrictions.
J&J COVID-19 vaccine reviewed for links to additional reports of severe side effects: CDC
April 21, 2021
“We are encouraged that it hasn’t been an overwhelming number of cases, but we’re looking and seeing what’s come in.”
How some COVID-19 vaccines could cause rare blood clots
April 14, 2021
Six cases of a rare but serious event in patients who got the J&J vaccine are being reviewed.
FDA, CDC urge pause of J&J COVID vaccine
April 13, 2021
Treatment for traditional blood clots, such as the drug heparin, should not be used for these clots.
List of COVID-19 high-risk comorbidities expanded
April 6, 2021
Underlying conditions increase the risk of severe outcomes for patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.
CDC adds new medical conditions to COVID-19 high-risk list
March 31, 2021
The CDC refers to the medical conditions list as phase 1c in regard to COVID-19 vaccine prioritization.