March 23rd 2023
The provision requiring various preventive coverages is being challenged in court
March 3rd 2023
Retail giant expanding into two new states, with additional growth in Texas.
February 27th 2023
A conversation with AAFP President Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
February 14th 2023
Steps toward improvement include more access to primary care.
February 8th 2023
BD says results could be available within two hours.
White House report: COVID-19 vaccine mandates working
The Biden administration says that vaccination mandates are not leading to the mass resignations in health that some expected.
Pfizer submits application for child COVID-19 vaccine EUA
The drug has proven effective in patients between 5 and 11 years old, according to Pfizer.
Survey: Uptick in COVID-19 vaccination tied to Delta, hospitalizations, deaths
The leading causes of the bump in COVID-19 vaccination are tied to the impact of the disease.
CDC gives go ahead to Pfizer COVID-19 boosters
CDC Director Walensky overrode an agency panel to recommend the shots for healthcare workers.
FDA authorizes Pfizer boosters for patients over 65, at high risk of COVID-19
The agency did not recommend the additional shots for the general public.
Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 booster proves effective
A study shows an additional dose of the vaccine gives the patient 94 percent protection against symptomatic COVID-19 in the U.S.
UPDATE: FDA committee votes against COVID-19 boosters for most
The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted against recommending the extra shots for the general public.
ACP gives employers, others greenlight on vaccine mandates
The organization says the government’s requirements are appropriate.
FDA sets meeting for Pfizer COVID-19 booster authorization
The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will meet Sept. 17.
Report: Vaccination rates rise as Delta sweeps the U.S.
August saw a rise in COVID-19 vaccination rates as people seek to avoid the more transmissible Delta variant.
How many lives have been saved by COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S.?
While the vaccine rollout has snagged, the effort has already saved thousands.
Johnson and Johnson: Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine boosts antibodies
Trials have shown a booster of the single-dose vaccine produces a robust increase in spike-binding antibodies.
AAP warns against off-label COVID-19 vaccination for patients under 12
The organization says the medical community should wait for results from the clinical trials for vaccinating patients under 12.
COVID-19 boosters to be offered starting Sept. 20
The Biden administration will make the additional doses of two COVID-19 vaccines available to combat the Delta variant.
AAFP calls for FDA authorization of children’s COVID-19 shots
The organization wants the current emergency use authorization to be expanded to include patients under 12.
Biden administration to advise all get COVID-19 boosters
The rollout of the boosters is expected to follow a similar track to that used in the first round of immunizations.
FDA expected to authorize COVID-19 boosters for the immunocompromised
The authorization would cover both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Study: Flu shot offers protection against COVID-19
The flu shot was shown to reduce the number of patients with COVID-19 who required treatment from an emergency department or the intensive care unit.
What’s driving vaccine denial?
A Polish study found that most vaccine deniers offer only a vague reasoning for avoiding the shots.
WHO pushes moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots
The organization cites a lack of data and says nations should prioritize vaccinating more of the world’s population before turning to boosters.
Report: FDA to give Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine final approval soon
The move is expected to clear the way for more vaccine mandates.
AMA releases provisional CPT code for third dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
As additional vaccinations may become necessary this code will ensure physicians can get paid.
Pfizer continues push for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots
The Biden administration has maintained that the third shot is not necessary.
AHA supports mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for hospital staff
The association says that the vaccines are safe and effective at reducing the risk of infection and transmission.
Study: Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine less effective against Delta
A new study claims the single-dose vaccine is less effective against emerging variants than previously believed.
Regulators mull boosters as delta variant rages
The CDC is examining booster shots against COVID-19 for immunocompromised patients.
Organizations call for healthcare employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements
A statement calls for vaccination requirements for employees of hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.
Vaccine hesitancy among the young hampering herd COVID-19 immunity
A large portion of young adults are still saying they likely won’t get the shots.
Pfizer to seek approval of COVID-19 booster
The FDA and CDC say the booster isn’t currently necessary.
Study: Vaccination push cut U.S. COVID-19 deaths
Without the COVID-19 vaccine nearly twice as many people in the U.S. would have died of the disease this year.
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