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US Expected to Authorize Mix-and-Match COVID Booster Shots
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US Expected to Authorize Mix-and-Match COVID Booster Shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus. The upcoming announcement by the Food... Read More

J&J Seeks US Clearance for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses
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J&J Seeks US Clearance for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson asked the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to allow extra shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward expanding its booster campaign to millions more vaccinated Americans. J&J said it... Read More

FDA Panel Backs COVID-19 Boosters Only for Elderly, Those at High-Risk
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FDA Panel Backs COVID-19 Boosters Only for Elderly, Those at High-Risk
2021-09-17 20:51:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older and those at high risk... Read More

FDA Experts Among Group Opposing US Booster Shot Plan
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FDA Experts Among Group Opposing US Booster Shot Plan

The average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal. The experts reviewed studies of the vaccines' performance and concluded the shots are... Read More

US to Recommend COVID Vaccine Boosters at 8 Months
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US to Recommend COVID Vaccine Boosters at 8 Months

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection against the coronavirus as the delta... Read More

Pfizer to Discuss Vaccine Booster with US Officials Monday
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Pfizer to Discuss Vaccine Booster with US Officials Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 Joe Biden's chief medical adviser acknowledged that... Read More

NIH Clinical Trial Evaluating Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules Begins
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NIH Clinical Trial Evaluating Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules Begins
2021-06-03 11:43:34
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Institutes of Health has started a Phase 1/2 clinical trial in which adult volunteers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will receive booster doses of different COVID-19 vaccines to determine the safety and immunogenicity of... Read More

Dr. Fauci: Booster Shots May Depend on Variants
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Dr. Fauci: Booster Shots May Depend on Variants

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says vaccinated Americans would “not necessarily” need to get booster shots this fall for further protection from COVID-19. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, told CBS “This Morning” on Friday that scientists would be... Read More

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