ACIP: Health workers, long-term care residents first tier for COVID-19 vaccine
December 2, 2020
State health departments are expected to rely on the recommendation, but ultimately can make their own decisions on how to allocate vaccine in their states.
CDC panel delves into priorities for COVID vaccine distribution
November 25, 2020
The meeting served as a forum for experts to discuss the thorny issues ahead.
AMA creates COVID-19 CPT codes for Pfizer, Moderna vaccines
November 13, 2020
AMA plans to introduce more vaccine-specific CPT codes as more vaccine candidates approach FDA review.
FDA grants emergency use authorization to Lilly’s antibody COVID-19 therapy
November 10, 2020
“We have supplies to distribute now. Product distribution will begin this week.”
Pfizer vaccine data show 90% efficacy in early results
November 9, 2020
BTN162b2, a messenger RNA–based vaccine candidate that requires two doses, is being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech SE.
Few women hospitalized for influenza have been vaccinated
October 27, 2020
“A provider recommendation, combined with an offer to administer a flu vaccine at the time of visit, remains one of the best ways” to increase flu vaccination among pregnant women.
Survey: Acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine dips below 50%
October 21, 2020
Willingness to get such a vaccine has been steadily dropping since April.
Fauci: Cautious optimism for COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020
October 18, 2020
Top health official is “cautiously optimistic” for vaccine distribution before end of year, pending favorable safety and efficacy data.
Flu vaccine significantly cuts pediatric hospitalizations
October 13, 2020
More than half (58%) of hospitalized children had underlying medical conditions and 38% had at least one hospitalization in the past year.
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy ‘somewhat understandable,’ expert says
October 8, 2020
Dr. Offit predicts a vaccine may be able to be 75%-80% effective at preventing mild to moderate disease.