June 21st 2023
President taps internal medicine physician with government experience.
May 22nd 2023
Seasonal influenza kills hundreds of thousands of people every year due to a constantly changing virus and highly inefficient vaccine production. A universal flu vaccine could deal with the first problem, and mRNA technology with the second.
May 3rd 2023
Approval is for use among adults 60 and older
April 21st 2023
Agency authorizes single-shot bivalent vaccinations, ends authorization for monovalent vaccines
March 23rd 2023
The provision requiring various preventive coverages is being challenged in court
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.
A snapshot: The state of COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S.
Results from an ongoing research project tracking Americans’ experiences with, and attitudes towards, COVID-19 vaccinations.
Study: COVID-19 vaccine lotteries not effective
Researchers say Ohio’s “Vax-a-Million” lottery wasn’t associated with an increased number of vaccinations.
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine proves effective in trials
In a U.K trial, the drug proved 96 percent efficacy against the original strain of COVID-19.
ACP releases policy on ethics of global COVID-19 vaccine distribution
The policy says physicians have an ethical obligation to advocate for the health and wellbeing of patients globally.
Becerra warns against charging patients for COVID-19 vaccination
In a letter to physicians and insurers, the HHS head reminds that patients can’t be charged for the vaccine.
Moderna seeks expanded COVID-19 vaccine EUA
Moderna will seek to expand their EUA cover administering the vaccine to children under 18 years old.
CDC: Masks not necessary in most places for the vaccinated
The move is expected to spur more Americans to get the jabs.
FDA expands Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine EUA
The Pfizer vaccine can now be administered to adolescents between the age of 12 and 15.
Pfizer seeking FDA approval of COVID-19 vaccine
The drug maker has started the biologics license application process.
COVID-19 CPT codes updated
The new codes will be for use if the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine candidate is approved or receives an EUA.
Biden to set July 4 vaccination goal
The White House says the administration will ramp up vaccination efforts to hit at least 160 million fully vaccinated adults by July 4.
Coronavirus vaccine and case numbers in the United States: April 27, 2021
Data from the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control.
Feds lift pause on Johnson and Johnson vaccine, hesitancy remains
A federal advisory committee says the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, but many Americans says they won’t take it.
Billions in NIH funding enabled COVID-19 vaccines
The NIH’s investments in vaccine technology before the pandemic paid dividends in the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
Pfizer chief says COVID-19 booster likely needed
The CEO of the drug company says that a booster followed by annual vaccinations will likely be needed to defeat the pandemic.
Drug advisory committee needs more time on Johnson and Johnson vaccine decision
ACIP delayed a vote on lifting a federal pause on the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
FDA, CDC call for pause on Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. regulators is taking a pause on administering the vaccine while experts study a small number of blood clots.
CDC: Fully vaccinated people can travel
Travel restrictions have been loosened for those who’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.
FDA amends Moderna COVID-19 vaccine EUA
The move clarifies the number of doses that can be administered from each vial and approves larger vials.
Coronavirus case numbers in the United States: April 5, 2021 update
AMA calls for practices to play greater part in COVID-19 vaccinations
AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, says it is time for physicians to take a more commanding position in the vaccination effort.
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in adolescents
An analysis by the drug maker shows the vaccine may be more effective in adolescent patients than in adults.
HHS to make COVID-19 vaccines more available to older adults, disabled people
Agencies will provide about $100 million in grants to aging and disability networks across the country.
AstraZeneca releases updated COVID-19 vaccine data
The updated data was released after U.S. regulators questioned a release earlier this week.
Half opposed COVID-19 vaccine in late 2020
An online survey conducted in late-2020 shows what drove vaccine hesitancy.
Updated: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine candidate proves effective in Phase III trial
The vaccine candidate met the primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19 in an interim analysis.
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