U.S. FDA advisors reject COVID-19 booster shot approval, but may vote for older adults

A panel of expert outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted against broadly approving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but may vote on a narrower approval for older … Read More

U.S. FDA advisors recommend COVID-19 boosters for seniors after rejecting wide approval

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, … Read More

COVID-19 booster debate in U.S. heads to FDA vaccine advisory committee

The debate over whether Americans should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine moves to a panel of independent expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Read More

WHO reports drop in new COVID-19 infections across the world

By Staff The Associated Press Posted September 15, 2021 7:57 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The World Health Organization said … Read More

Unclear whether U.K.’s booster plan will mean new doses every 6 months, chief says

The chair of Britain’s vaccine group said it was unclear whether or not there would be a recurrent programme of COVID-19 vaccine boosters every six months after a plan announced … Read More

Moderna to take on COVID-19, flu with single booster vaccine

Moderna Inc. said on Thursday it was developing a single-dose vaccine that combines a booster dose against COVID-19 and a booster against flu. “Our number one priority as a company … Read More

WHO chief wants rich countries to halt booster shots for remainder of 2021

Rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines should refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year and make the doses available for poorer countries, the head … Read More

U.S. likely to approve Pfizer COVID-19 booster soon, Modern could take longer: Fauci

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that officials were likely to soon get the regulatory go-ahead to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots made by Pfizer, although … Read More

U.S. likely to approve Pfizer COVID-19 booster soon, Moderna could take longer: Fauci

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that officials were likely to soon get the regulatory go-ahead to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots made by Pfizer, although … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine boosters taming Delta variant in Israel, health officials claim

Less than a month into a COVID-19 vaccine booster drive, Israel is seeing signs of an impact on the country’s high infection and severe illness rates fueled by the fast-spreading … Read More

U.S. will give COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all Americans amid Delta surge

U.S. health officials Wednesday recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging Delta variant and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling. The … Read More

Ontario giving 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose to high-risk people. What about other provinces?

Ontario has become the first Canadian province to approve a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for vulnerable people amid heightened concerns over the spread of the highly-transmissible Delta variant. Starting as … Read More

Breakthrough cases: What’s it like catching COVID-19 after vaccination?

Toronto resident Jana Singer started to develop a sore throat when she was on holiday in Mexico last month. Upon her return at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Singer tested … Read More

U.S. FDA OKs COVID-19 vaccine boosters for immunocompromised

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. for people with compromised immune systems. A few other … Read More

Fourth wave of COVID-19 now underway in Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam says

A fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic – driven by the Delta variant – is now underway in Canada, the country’s top doctor said on Thursday. Dr. Theresa Tam, chief … Read More

3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose increased protection in transplant patients, study shows

Mike Willis was intrigued when he heard about a study aimed at determining the effectiveness of third-dose COVID-19 vaccine boosters for organ transplant recipients. As a heart transplant patient who … Read More

Do Canadians need booster vaccines? Experts echo WHO’s call for pause

Canada should listen to the World Health Organization (WHO) and not offer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to its population right now, some experts say. The recommendations come after the WHO … Read More

COVID-19 booster shot might be needed by winter, Moderna says as study continues

Moderna Inc. said on Thursday its COVID-19 shot was about 93 per cent effective through six months after the second dose, showing hardly any change from the 94 per cent … Read More

WHO calls for global pause on COVID-19 vaccine boosters

The World Health Organization‘s head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday the WHO was calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine boosters until at least the end of September. Tedros said the … Read More

Canada doesn’t need vaccine boosters yet, but planning for possibility: Tam

Canada isn’t ready to offer COVID-19 booster shots as there’s “not enough data” to support it quite yet, the country’s top doctor said Friday, despite countries like Israel pushing ahead … Read More

Israel considers COVID-19 booster shots for seniors to fend off Delta variant

Israel is considering giving a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to its elderly population even before FDA approval in order to help fend off the Delta coronavirus variant, a health … Read More

Pfizer to pitch COVID-19 vaccine booster shots at meeting with U.S. officials

Pfizer says it plans to meet with top U.S. health officials Monday to discuss the drugmaker’s request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine as President … Read More

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