COVID-19 booster shots: What we know about a fourth vaccine dose

COVID-19 booster shots: What we know about a fourth vaccine dose

Could we need four vaccine shots to combat omicron? Sarah Tew/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. More than 100 million people in the US are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot from Pfizer or Moderna, and new groups (including 16 and 17 year … Read more

US expands Pfizer’s COVID booster jab to 16- and 17-year-olds | Coronavirus pandemic News

US expands Pfizer’s COVID booster jab to 16- and 17-year-olds | Coronavirus pandemic News

CDC recommendation comes amid increasing fears the new Omicron variant will lead to a surge in infections in the US.The United States is expanding access to COVID-19 booster jabs, as the country contends with rising numbers of coronavirus infections and growing concerns over the potential spread of the new Omicron variant. The US Centers for … Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Dose to 16- and 17-Year-Olds

FDA Authorizes Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Certain Populations

For Immediate Release: December 09, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for administration to individuals 16 and 17 years of age at least six months after completion of primary vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 111 new cases, booster wait cut to 5 months over fear of holiday wave

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 111 new cases, booster wait cut to 5 months over fear of holiday wave

New Brunswick reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and announced it’s reducing the time people 50 or older have to wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to five months. Premier Blaine Higgs told reporters the decision was prompted in part by fears of an “unmanageable” wave of cases after Christmas holiday gatherings. … Read more

Mexico’s capital rolls out first COVID-19 booster shots

Mexico's capital rolls out first COVID-19 booster shots

A worker at the U.S. auto parts maker Lear Corporation receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a mass vaccination program for its employees in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezMEXICO CITY, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Mexico City officials will begin offering a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 3 deaths, 71 new cases, booster bookings open up for people 50 and older

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 3 deaths, 71 new cases, booster bookings open up for people 50 and older

New Brunswickers aged 50 or older can now book an appointment for a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine if six months have passed since their second dose, Public Health announced Monday as three more COVID-related deaths and 71 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. A person in their 60s in the Fredericton region, Zone 3, a person in … Read more

Can You Drink Alcohol After Getting the COVID Booster Shot? Here’s What a Doctor Says – NBC Chicago

Can You Drink Alcohol After Getting the COVID Booster Shot? Here’s What a Doctor Says – NBC Chicago

Can you drink alcohol after getting the coronavirus boster shot? Patients have been asking about whether or not they can consume alcoholic beverages after receiving their COVID-19 vaccine since the onset of the pandemic. The answer, according to an Illinois doctor with Cook County Health, is yes, but there’s a catch. “It’s a great question. … Read more

Canadians 50 and over should get COVID-19 booster shot, national immunization committee says

Canadians 50 and over should get COVID-19 booster shot, national immunization committee says

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now “strongly recommending” that all Canadians over the age of 50 and other vulnerable individuals — such as health care workers, Indigenous people and those living in congregate care settings — get a third dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. In a new report issued today, NACI … Read more

Covid booster shots significantly strengthen immunity, trial finds | Coronavirus

Covid booster shots can dramatically strengthen the body’s immune defences, according to a study that raises hopes of preventing a winter wave of severe disease driven by the Omicron variant.In a study published in the Lancet, researchers on the UK-based Cov-Boost trial measured immune responses in nearly 3,000 people who received one of seven Covid-19 … Read more

CDC tells adults to get booster shot amid omicron concerns

CDC tells adults to get booster shot amid omicron concerns

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky gives her opening statement during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on “Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response” on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 4, 2021.Elizabeth Frantz | ReutersThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday strengthened its recommendation … Read more

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab – BBC News

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab - BBC News

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab  BBC NewsUK’s minimum gap for Covid booster jabs to be halved to three months  The GuardianJCVI advice on COVID-19 booster vaccines for those aged 18 to 39 and a second dose for ages 12 to 15  GOV.UKCovid booster rollout could be rapidly expanded to tackle Omicron  The GuardianThe definition of … Read more

Covid: JCVI scientists to announce decision on booster rollout – BBC News

Covid: JCVI scientists to announce decision on booster rollout - BBC News

Covid: JCVI scientists to announce decision on booster rollout  BBC NewsG7 ministers meet as new Covid strain spreads around the globe  Daily TimesOmicron variant: G7 to hold emergency Covid meeting as Japan closes its borders  The GuardianNew UK Covid measures to be announced to tackle Omicron spread  The GuardianCovid: Third case of Omicron variant detected in the UK  BBC NewsView … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine booster time frame to be reviewed after Omicron variant detected in Australia

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Health Minister Greg Hunt has asked the government’s expert immunisation panel to review the time frame for COVID-19 booster shots, after the detection of the Omicron “variant of concern” in Australia.Key points:The government’s expert immunisation panel will review its advice on the timing for booster shotsThe Health Minister says the country has enough vaccine stocks to … Read more

Expanded eligibility boosts U.S. COVID-19 booster shots ahead of holidays

Expanded eligibility boosts U.S. COVID-19 booster shots ahead of holidays

Vials labelled “Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine” are seen in this illustration picture taken May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado RuvicRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNov 25 (Reuters) – Millions of Americans got COVID-19 booster shots at a near record pace after the Biden administration expanded eligibility last week, but health … Read more

EU moves to place Covid booster jabs at heart of travel rules | European Union

People living in the European Union who want to travel around the bloc without being tested or going into quarantine should get a Covid booster jab nine months after their original vaccination, the European Commission has proposed.The EU’s executive body said there should be a standard nine-month acceptance period for vaccines across the bloc, in … Read more

France to announce COVID-19 booster shots for all adults – sources

France to announce COVID-19 booster shots for all adults - sources

A medical worker talks to a patient at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Ancenis-Saint-Gereon, France, November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane MaheRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterPARIS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – France is set to announce that COVID-19 booster shots will be made available to all adults, along with stricter rules on wearing … Read more

COVID cases break records in Europe, prompting booster shot expansion

COVID cases break records in Europe, prompting booster shot expansion

Slovakia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Hungary post record daily casesSweden to roll out booster shots to all adultsProspect of mandatory vaccinations raises concernsWHO chief warns against ‘false sense of security’ on vaccinesBRUSSELS/PRAGUE, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Coronavirus infections broke records in parts of Europe on Wednesday, with the continent once again the epicentre of a pandemic … Read more

Mexico eyes COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, especially for older adults

Mexico eyes COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, especially for older adults

MEXICO CITY, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Mexico will analyze administering booster vaccine doses against COVID-19, especially for older people, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday, softening his previous stance on the need for a third shot.Less than two months ago, Lopez Obrador had rejected suggestions that Mexico should administer a third vaccine shot, … Read more

Doctors say the kids’ COVID-19 vaccine is a booster for mental health

Doctors say the kids' COVID-19 vaccine is a booster for mental health

Diana Grimaldos keeps getting the same questions from her kids.  “Is the virus gone? Has the virus gone away?” Her seven-year-old daughter, Katalina, has always been an anxious child — but it got much worse during the pandemic.  “She worries,” said Grimaldos, who lives in Toronto. Katalina’s anxiety was especially high during lockdown. Although seeing her parents get … Read more

Two confusing questions about Covid-19 booster shots, answered

Two confusing questions about Covid-19 booster shots, answered

The big Covid topic on everyone’s minds is boosters. On Friday morning, the FDA authorized Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna booster shots for all adults ages 18 and up. And later in the day, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel recommended the CDC follow suit and announce that every fully vaccinated person 18 and above, … Read more

Should everyone get a Covid booster?

Many scientists tracking the data believe it’s the right time for the move — though some have expressed misgivings WASHINGTON: The United States is set to become the latest country to widen Covid booster eligibility beyond the immunocompromised, elderly and high risk. Many scientists tracking the data believe it’s the right time for the move … Read more

Moderna seeks U.S. authorization of COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

Moderna seeks U.S. authorization of COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

Walmart pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine inside a Walmart department store in West Haven, Connecticut, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike SegarNov 17 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Wednesday it had applied with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for authorization of its COVID-19 booster vaccine for all … Read more

Some states don’t wait for FDA, expand Covid-19 booster eligibility to all adults

Some states don't wait for FDA, expand Covid-19 booster eligibility to all adults

So far, the federal health agencies have only given the green light for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna boosters to be administered to adults ages 65 and older or any adults at high risk of severe Covid-19 or who live or work in long-term care settings or high-risk settings who completed their second dose at least six … Read more

Mr. T Tweets About The Covid-19 Vaccine Booster, Here’s The Reaction

Mr. T Tweets About The Covid-19 Vaccine Booster, Here’s The Reaction

Mr. T was trending on Twitter this weekend after tweeting that he’s gotten the Covid-19 vaccine … [+] booster and is maintaining face mask wearing and social distancing. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for USOC) Getty Images for USOC His name is Mr. T and not Dr. T. or T, M.D. So he didn’t offer … Read more

Japan prepares beds, booster shots in COVID-19 lull before winter

Japan prepares beds, booster shots in COVID-19 lull before winter

TOKYO, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida outlined on Friday an urgent plan to increase hospital beds and medical resources in preparation for a possible resurgence of COVID-19 infections this winter.After a deadly fifth wave of infections almost overwhelmed the medical system during the summer, infections and deaths have fallen dramatically as … Read more

All California adults can receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot : NPR

All California adults can receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot : NPR

A woman receives a Pfizer vaccination booster shot from a nurse in Los Angeles. California Department of Public Health officials say that no fully vaccinated adult should be denied a COVID-19 booster shot in the state. Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag hide caption toggle caption Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag A … Read more

Rising COVID Cases, Booster Shot Eligibility – NBC Chicago

Rising COVID Cases, Booster Shot Eligibility – NBC Chicago

Who exactly can and should get a COVID booster shot? Chicago’s top doctor weighs in. Plus, after decreasing for several months following the delta variant-driven surge over the summer, cases of coronavirus in the state of Illinois and in the city of Chicago have risen dramatically in the last week. Here’s what you need to … Read more

Why young, healthy people should get Covid vaccine booster shots

Why young, healthy people should get Covid vaccine booster shots

Covid vaccine booster shots could be on the horizon for all U.S. adults — and, according to new research, the move might be just in time.On Tuesday, Pfizer asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize booster shots of its Covid-19 vaccine for all Americans age 18 and older. The FDA could approve the … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 52 new cases, nursing home booster vaccine doses complete

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 52 new cases, nursing home booster vaccine doses complete

New Brunswick reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and has completed the roll out of vaccine booster doses for nursing home residents. The process is 82 per cent complete at adult residential facilities, and will be done by the end of the month, according to a news release from Public Health. “We know residents of these … Read more

Latest news updates: Pfizer asks US drugs regulator to widen Covid booster eligibility to all adults

Latest news updates: Pfizer asks US drugs regulator to widen Covid booster eligibility to all adults

European equities and Wall Street stock futures drifted on Tuesday as caution ahead of US inflation data tempered a long winning streak for equities. The Stoxx Europe 600, which has closed higher for 13 of the past 15 trading sessions and hit its latest all-time high on Monday, was flat in early dealings.Futures contracts on … Read more

Covid booster shots: who is eligible and how will it affect your vaccination status in Australia? | Australia news

Vaccine clinics and general practitioners have begun administering Covid-19 booster shots to the general population, with almost two million Australians set to be eligible for their third dose by Christmas.More than 170,000 severely immunocompromised Australians had already received third doses as a part of a limited early phase of eligibility, however from Monday, any Australian … Read more

Australia news live update: Joyce slams former PMs’ criticisms of Morrison; Covid booster shots available from today; more freedoms for NSW | Australia news

Look, in politics … sometimes it’s not so much how you ride the horse, but how you get off it. Some people get off it with grace and walk to the rail and sit on the rail and people go up and talk to them, but some people just can’t help themselves and they keep … Read more

Boris Johnson stresses importance of Covid booster jabs | Coronavirus

Boris Johnson has warned double-vaccinated Britons against potential complacency over Covid, saying that waning immunity over time meant booster jabs were vital for continued protection.The prime minister insisted, however, that there was no need yet for the government’s so-called plan B, which would reimpose restrictions such as mask wearing and home working, despite data showing … Read more

COVID-19 booster shots to be made available to all British Columbians by May 2022

COVID-19 booster shots to be made available to all British Columbians by May 2022

Everyone in B.C. will have access to a COVID-19 booster shot in the coming months, the provincial government announced Tuesday.  Between now and the end of the year, the immunization program will continue to provide third doses to people who are immunocompromised, to residents in long-term care and to those in assisted living and rural and … Read more

US coronavirus: Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine

US coronavirus: Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine

But it will also take others getting vaccinated to help protect the most vulnerable — and to help end this pandemic, CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen said. “Yes, the vaccine does protect you, but (what) protects you even better is everyone around you is vaccinated,” she said. “We get vaccinated as healthy people in … Read more

Moderna COVID vaccine booster shot gets an early thumbs up, but it’s not a done deal. What to know

Moderna COVID vaccine booster shot gets an early thumbs up, but it's not a done deal. What to know

Moderna’s COVID-19 booster shot isn’t approved yet. Sarah Tew/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. The Food and Drug Administration hasn’t given the Moderna booster shot approval yet, but a Thursday recommendation by an independent advisory committee for the FDA is a promising start. … Read more

U.S. FDA advisers raise questions about J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster

U.S. FDA advisers raise questions about J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster

A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA’s public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonOct 15 (Reuters) – Some members … Read more

Charities say Covid booster rollout for immunosuppressed is ‘chaotic failure’ | Health

The programme of giving third Covid vaccinations to people with compromised immune systems has been a “chaotic failure”, charities have said, with fewer than half of those eligible contacted about a third jab before an NHS deadline this month.Surveys by Blood Cancer UK and Kidney Care UK found that for both groups of patients, between … Read more

Mixing COVID-19 booster shots safe, says NIH study

Mixing COVID-19 booster shots safe, says NIH study

Vials of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are seen in the town of Ricany near Prague, Czech Republic, February 25, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny/File Photo/File Photo/File PhotoOct 13 (Reuters) – Mixing booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized in the United States was found to be safe in adults, a study by … Read more

WHO experts support booster COVID-19 dose for immunocompromised

WHO experts support booster COVID-19 dose for immunocompromised

World Health Organisation logo. Photo: AFPGENEVA: The World Health Organisation’s vaccine advisers Monday recommended that an additional dose of all authorised Covid-19 vaccines should be administered to people with weaker immune systems.The UN health agency’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) also said over-60s who have been fully immunised with China’s Sinovac and … Read more

US coronavirus: With more Covid-19 booster shots on the horizon, one expert says mixing and matching doses may be an effective approach

US coronavirus: With more Covid-19 booster shots on the horizon, one expert says mixing and matching doses may be an effective approach

“I hope that when the FDA and CDC review data around Moderna and Johnson & Johnson that they will allow a mix-and-match approach,” CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen said Friday. Vaccine advisers for the US Food and Drug Administration will meet October 14 and 15 to discuss applications for booster doses from Moderna and … Read more

Pfizer Covid booster recipients ‘want a normal Thanksgiving’ after getting third shots

Pfizer Covid booster recipients 'want a normal Thanksgiving' after getting third shots

Lalain Reyeg administers a COVID-19 booster vaccine and an influenza vaccine to Army veteran Gary Nasakaitis at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on September 24, 2021 in Hines, Illinois.Scott Olson | Getty ImagesMassachusetts resident Preston Alexander, 66, was elated when he found out last week he was eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer and BioNTech’s … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Booster for seniors in long-term care homes, 1 more death

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Booster for seniors in long-term care homes, 1 more death

New Brunswick will offer a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose to seniors in long-term care homes and other communal settings who have already received two doses of a vaccine. The rollout of the mRNA vaccine boosters will begin in early October, along with the flu vaccine campaign, said Dr. Jennifer Russell, the chief medical officer of health, said Wednesday. The decision … Read more