California will require health care workers to get booster shots by Feb. 1, officials announced on Wednesday, as part of a series of measures intended to stave off a surge of hospitalizations and to keep schools open despite the unsettlingly
Pfizer to Seek FDA Approval for COVID Boosters for Ages 16–17
Caitlyn Jendrejas, 15, receives her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine from pharmacist Shane Dixon at the Watson Pharmacy in Fordyce, Ark., August 12, 2021. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) Pfizer and BioNTech are expected to request approval from the Food and Drug
Children and teens are less likely to need Covid-19 boosters, Fauci says. Here’s why
Currently, a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines are recommended for all adults who completed the original two-dose series of those shots at least six months ago, and a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The F.D.A. could authorize Moderna boosters for all adults as early as this week.
Moderna has asked federal regulators to authorize booster shots of its coronavirus vaccine for all adults, a request that the Food and Drug Administration could grant as early as this week along with a similar request from Pfizer, according to
Some U.S. states aren’t waiting for the government to approve boosters for all adults.
Arkansas on Monday joined Colorado, California and New Mexico in broadening access to Covid-19 boosters, getting ahead of federal regulators who are close to making a decision on expanded eligibility. Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said at a news conference
Colorado makes all adults eligible for vaccine boosters as cases rise.
The order comes as Colorado faces its highest surge of virus cases in a year. As of Wednesday, the daily average of new cases was up 42 percent and average new deaths were up 52 percent over the past two
An F.D.A. panel is set to meet on Moderna boosters.
A key federal advisory committee is set to begin two days of meetings that are expected to strongly influence decisions on whether at least some recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines will soon be eligible for
Following expert advice, FDA authorizes boosters for people 65+, high risk
Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The US Food and Drug Administration late Wednesday authorized booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 65 and up. Also
FDA advisors green-light Pfizer boosters for people 65+ and at-risk groups
Enlarge / Vials with COVID-19 Vaccine labels showing logos of pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories A committee of independent advisors for the Food and Drug Administration has voted unanimously (18 to 0)
Tension over boosters rises as FDA regulators quit and publicly blast Biden’s plan
Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. Two leading vaccine regulators who had previously announced their resignations from the Food and Drug Administration have now come out against the Biden administration’s plan to offer COVID-19