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

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

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series in: individuals 65 years of age and older; individuals … Read more

Giving Covid booster shots to healthy people is ‘not right,’ WHO says

Giving Covid booster shots to healthy people is 'not right,' WHO says

Nurse Mary Ezzat administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to Jessica M. at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA, on Thursday, August 19, 2021.Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty ImagesWorld Health Organization officials called again for wealthy nations to stop distributing Covid vaccine booster doses in hopes of making more … Read more

Over 50s to get booster shot as UK says COVID vaccines have saved more than 100,000 lives

Over 50s to get booster shot as UK says COVID vaccines have saved more than 100,000 lives

Booster shot recommended for all Britons over 50Third shot also eyed for vulnerable and some health staffWinter “could be bumpy at times”, health official saysLONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccines have saved more than 112,000 lives and averted 24 million cases of the disease, British officials said on Tuesday as they recommended all vulnerable … Read more

Boris Johnson to confirm Covid booster jabs for over-50s in UK | Vaccines and immunisation

Boris Johnson is to confirm the start of a booster jabs programme for the over-50s on Tuesday after government scientists finally approved vaccinations for older schoolchildren.Setting out a widespread acceleration of the vaccine programme before what ministers concede will be a difficult second winter coping with the virus, the prime minister will also signal his … Read more

Moderna working on combination COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu shot

Moderna working on combination COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu shot

Sept 9 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Thursday it is developing a single vaccine that combines a booster dose against COVID-19 with its experimental flu shot.The company hopes to eventually add vaccines it is working on for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other respiratory diseases as an annual shot.”We believe this is a … Read more