Morsa Images/Getty Images/Stock (SILVER SPRING, Md.) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it had advised COVID-19 vaccine companies to produce an updated vaccine for this fall, an aim to give people broader and stronger immunity in an upcoming booster campaign ahead of the winter. It’s the latest step in the FDA’s strategy to […]

skaman306/Getty Images Stock (NEW YORK) — A panel of advisers at the Centers for Disease Control have greenlit the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months old, finding them both safe and effective. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky issued a recommendation for how doctors, nurses and pharmacists should administer the shots on […]

Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as six months old, finding them both safe and effective. “Many parents, caregivers and clinicians have been waiting for a vaccine for younger children and this action will help protect those down to 6 […]

Images By Tang Ming Tung/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — With the approval process underway for young children’s COVID-19 vaccines, the White House is preparing a rollout to doctors’ offices, pharmacies and children’s hospitals across the country. “If in fact [the Food and Drug Administration] authorizes and [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] recommends, we’re going […]

Justin Tallis – Pool / Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House is expecting vaccinations for kids under 5 to begin as soon as June 21, White House COVID coordinator Ashish Jha said on Thursday. “We expect that vaccinations will begin in earnest as early as Tuesday, June 21st, and really roll on throughout that […]

Morsa Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Federal regulators are expected to decide on a new COVID-19 vaccine design in early July, which would allow vaccine companies to begin production for rollout this fall and winter, a top official told ABC News. Food and Drug Administration vaccine chief Dr. Peter Marks said the decision would likely […]

Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said the agency would move along to review Moderna’s data for its kid vaccine regardless of when Pfizer submits its data on kids under five, a move that will be welcome news to some parents who were […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House is attempting to speed up the nation’s response to long COVID by establishing a new task force to coordinate research efforts across the government. President Joe Biden appointed Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra as the interagency task force leader in a memorandum issued Tuesday. The […]

Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Over the next few weeks, the U.S. should expect an increase in cases from the BA.2 variant, Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC News, but it may not lead to as severe a surge in hospitalizations or deaths. “I would not be surprised if in the next […]

Stella/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration will announce new building ventilation standards for schools and businesses on Thursday — a welcome step for experts who feel the U.S. has long been behind the curve on using air filtration as a valuable tool to fight COVID-19. The new guidance, the latest addition to President Joe […]

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