The Centers for Disease Control says that a preliminary COVID-19 vaccine "safety signal" has been identified and is investigating whether the Bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine creates an increased risk of ischemic stroke in people 65 and older.
The mandate was lifted under an $858 billion defense spending bill passed by Congress and signed into law Friday by President Joe Biden.
The White House is warning of a "challenging" virus season ahead and urging eligible Americans to get the updated COVID-19 boosters by Halloween to have maximum protection against the coronavirus by Thanksgiving and the holidays
Vaccinations are lower than health professionals hoped: about 60% for pre-teens and teenagers and only about half of that at 30% for kids 5-11. The concern is we could experience a fall and winter wave of COVID-19 cases.
Roughly 1,100 doses of the latest COVID-19 booster shots have been delivered to 114 pharmacies in Tarrant County: 600 Pfizer and 500 Moderna. Tarrant County’s vaccine finder website lists daily clinics run by public health as well as dozens of additional vaccination locations.
The hope is that the modified boosters will slow another surge this winter.
The FDA is taking a gamble with a fast-tracked approval of the updated shot, hoping to beat out any more virus mutations before the fall and winter surge hits.
About 261 million Americans have received at least one COVID-19 shot, but only 108 million have received a booster.
Health officials say U.S. adults who haven’t gotten any COVID-19 shots yet should consider a new option from Novavax.
Novavax makes a more traditional type of shot than the three other COVID-19 vaccines available for use in the U.S. -- and one that’s already available in Europe and multiple other countries.
"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.