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The U.S. May Soon Have Access to Novavax, a Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine Option

A new COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by biotech company Novavax, could be available soon in the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted unanimously (with one abstention) to approve the vaccine for people 18 or older, bringing it one step closer to receiving emergency use authorization […]

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The WHO Just Endorsed the Antiviral Paxlovid for High-Risk People

On Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) provided a “strong recommendation” for the use of Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pills, for high-risk patients. “WHO made a strong recommendation for nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, sold under the name Paxlovid, for mild and moderate COVID-19 patients at highest risk of hospital admission, calling it the best therapeutic choice for […]

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Starbucks Just Announced a New COVID-19 Policy for Employees

Ahead of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate set to take effect in February, Starbucks just released a new COVID-19 workplace policy: Get the vaccine or get tested weekly, CNN reports.  Showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is becoming an increasingly common part of life. From traveling to dining out, depending on where […]

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17 Vaccine Card Holders That Keep Your Record Safe

If you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (bless), then you’ve by now realized that proof of your Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson shot comes in the form of a small vaccine record card—a card that, despite its importance in reopening the economy and traveling, is made of very easily damaged paper that’s small enough to […]

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Eric Church Gets COVID-19 Vaccine Shot For Billboard Magazine’s Cover

Eric Church delivered a powerful statement about COVID-19 vaccinations this week with a wink to none other than Elvis Presley.  The country singer-songwriter was photographed receiving a COVID-19 vaccine for the cover of Billboard magazine’s April 3 issue. In the accompanying interview, he describes the vaccines as “a godsent miracle” and urges fans from both sides of the political […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine & Kids

After more than a year, the end of the COVID-19 pandemic may finally be in sight. Three COVID-19 vaccines are currently authorized for emergency use in the U.S., and millions of American adults are rolling up their sleeves every day to get their shots. In March, President Joe Biden directed states to make all U.S. adults […]

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AstraZeneca: UK and EU clot reviews confirm safety of vaccine

Getty Images There is no evidence the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine causes blood clots, the UK’s medicines regulator says after a “thorough and careful review”. The MHRA says people can have confidence in the vaccine’s benefits and should get immunised when invited, despite some countries suspending use. But anyone with a headache lasting more than four […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine & Fertility

It’s understandable if you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. And if you’re contemplating pregnancy, or actively trying to get pregnant, recent social media posts may have caused you to feel concerned about possible side effects. In particular, you may have seen viral social media posts warning women that the COVID-19 vaccines may make you infertile, which […]

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CDC Panel Endorses Third Vaccine Option From Johnson & Johnson

WASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted overwhelmingly to recommend the vaccine for adults 18 years old and up. The ruling followed […]

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FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Vaccine For COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration approved Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Saturday, the third such vaccine available for use in the U.S. and the first to require only a single dose. After a panel of experts met Friday and voted to recommend the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19, the FDA […]

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Johnson & Johnson’s One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Effective, Safe: FDA Staff

(Reuters) — Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff said in documents published on Wednesday, paving the way for its approval for emergency use. The FDA’s panel of independent experts meets on Friday to decide whether to approve the shot. While it is […]

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Man Offered COVID-19 Vaccine Early After Medical Records List Height As 6.2 Centimeters

A journalist in England was mistakenly offered the COVID-19 vaccine early after an administrative error listed his height in his medical records as just 6.2 centimeters ― less than 2.5 inches. Liam Thorp is actually the 6-foot-2 political editor of the Liverpool Echo. His Lilliputian height listing wrongly deemed him to have a body mass […]