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Enlarge / A pharmacist prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots during an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Public Health at the Southwest Senior Center on September 9 in Chicago. The recently authorized booster vaccine protects against the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and the more recent omicron variants, BA.4 and BA.5. reader comments 58 ..

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reader comments 114 with 51 posters participating Share this story The updated COVID-19 boosters targeting the BA.4/5 subvariants now rolling out nationwide are meant to head off a surge of the disease this fall and winter—but they are also meant to signal a shift in the nation’s pandemic response, which is moving out of an ..

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reader comments 44 with 30 posters participating Share this story Federal officials have reportedly scrapped plans to expand access to second COVID-19 booster doses this summer, opting instead to pressure vaccine-makers Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech to produce their next-generation BA.5-targeting boosters even faster than before, possibly in September. Currently, people ages 50 and over, as well ..

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Enlarge / Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research within the Food and Drug Administration, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021, in Washington, DC. reader comments 105 with 69 posters participating Share this ..

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Enlarge / Members of the public queue outside a pharmacy to receive COVID-19 antigen tests in Paris on January 6, 2022. reader comments 121 with 86 posters participating Share this story Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are on the rise in the European Union, spurring officials there to warn that a surge of COVID-19 cases ..

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Enlarge / A sign for a vaccine site stands in Staten Island on November 29, 2021, in New York City. reader comments 157 with 89 posters participating Share this story With pandemic funding running out, the Biden administration is repurposing $10 billion to buy next-generation COVID-19 booster doses for the fall, as well as treatments, ..

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Enlarge / EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS – 2022/01/08: A vial containing Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at a vaccination centre. reader comments 146 with 74 posters participating Share this story Covid-19 Coverage View more stories As the US weathers record COVID-19 cases from the ultra-transmissible omicron variant, vaccine makers are thinking about future waves—and the shots that could ..

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reader comments 35 with 22 posters participating Share this story Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use as a single booster dose in teens ages 16 and 17. The authorization stands to expand access to boosters amid a crushing wave of delta transmission, ..

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reader comments 57 with 49 posters participating Share this story Starting last Friday, the race was on—between a virus and information about it. And for a while, the information moved faster, even though there was hardly any of it. Scientists in South Africa identified a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19—within days the ..

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reader comments 147 with 81 posters participating Share this story The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for all adults as early as Thursday, agency insiders told The New York Times Tuesday. The reported timeline is remarkably fast-paced for the regulatory agency and comes as members ..

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