"This is science at its toughest," FDA vaccine chief Dr. Peter Mark said of whether to offer modified COVID-19 booster shots this fall due to the changing coronavirus.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced that Elmo had gotten vaccinated in public service announcement posted to YouTube.
Some U.S. adults are a step closer to getting updated COVID-19 boosters this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it’s time to tweak shots to better match the most recent virus variants.
With COVID-19 vaccines now available for children as young as 6 months old, leaders in Dallas and Tarrant counties are encouraging parents to get their children their first doses.
The nation’s youngest children are getting their chance at vaccines for COVID-19. Shots began Monday at a few locations, though they were expected to ramp up after the Juneteenth federal holiday.
From the local health department to doctors offices and clinics, the push is on to get children as young as 6 months old vaccinated for COVID-19.
The FDA gave the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children under the age of 5 "emergency use authorization" Friday, and the CDC is expected to give the final okay this weekend.
The CDC recommends how to use vaccines and its vaccine advisers are set to discuss the shots for the youngest kids Friday and vote on Saturday.
COVID-19 shots for U.S. infants, toddlers and preschoolers moved a step closer Wednesday.
An FDA advisory panel endorsed on Tuesday Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for teenagers and school-aged children.
The Biden administration says children under 5 may be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination doses as soon as June 21, if federal regulators authorize shots for the age group as expected.
Pfizer says it plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week. The 18 million tots under 5 are the only group in the U.S. not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.
A fourth cadet who had refused the vaccine until about a week ago decided to be vaccinated and will graduate and become an Air Force officer.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shot for U.S. kids ages 5 to 11 has been approved by the FDA. Next, it will need the CDC’s final sign-off.
U.S. regulators are strictly limiting who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to a rare but serious risk of blood clots.
COVID-19 cases have been slowly increasing in nearly every state as the highly contagious BA.2 subvariant spreads in the U.S. Most of those cases have been relatively mild, and experts say vaccination continues to provide strong protection against severe illness. But it's the ability of the virus to change that makes arresting COVID-19 challenging.
A recent CDC report estimated that 75% of U.S. kids have likely had COVID-19. Here’s why experts say vaccines are still important, despite having recovered from a previous infection.
Children under 5 are the only group in the U.S. not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.
Moderna hopes to offer updated COVID-19 boosters in the fall that combine the original vaccine with protection against the latest variant.
Pfizer said new data shows its kid-sized COVID-19 booster could help healthy elementary-aged children rev up virus-fighting antibodies and plans to seek authorization soon.