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FDA panel member offers closer look at Pfizer vaccine for kids

Pfizer and BioNTech said Monday that their coronavirus vaccine, already authorized for those 12 and older, has been shown to be safe and effective in young children ages 5 to 11, which potentially provides a pathway toward inoculating the vast majority of U.S. schoolchildren against COVID-19. Ofer Levy, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School… Read More »

NIH director believes widespread coronavirus vaccine boosters will be recommended despite FDA opinion

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, maintained his support for people under age 65 who have been vaccinated against coronavirus to get a booster shot even after the FDA would not approve it. On Friday, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee said no to an application for boosters… Read More »

Public Reaction to Biden Vaccine Push Varied but Strong

Sept. 10, 2021 — President Joe Biden addressed the nation Thursday night with his new “Path Out of the Pandemic” plan, a six-point agenda to put the country on course to defeat COVID-19, mainly through more vaccine mandates, increased testing, and masking requirements. Through the new plan, vaccination will be required for roughly two-thirds of… Read More »