COVID-19: Vaccines and Therapeutics

Jan 26, 2023
The AHA is offering a new set of social messages and assets for February to encourage the public to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
Jan 26, 2023
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously voted today to recommend harmonizing the composition of all primary series and booster doses administered in the U.S
Jan 25, 2023
In a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a single bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster provided additional protection against omicron XBB variants in adults who previously received two to four monovalent vaccine doses.
Jan 24, 2023
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to simplify current COVID-19 vaccine use so that all primary series and booster doses administered in the U.S. would be bivalent.
Jan 15, 2023
Despite data on the large numbers of people who have suffered and even died from COVID-19, many still don’t fear the virus and remain unvaccinated. That was the case of an unvaccinated man in New Hampshire until COVID-19 hospitalized him at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and nearly took his…
Jan 15, 2023
With COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions ticking up in early 2023, University of Florida Health — which serves all Florida counties — continues to encourage people to get vaccinated and boosted. The UF Health website features “Your Guide to COVID-Shots” with vaccine availability by county,…
Jan 9, 2023
Evusheld may not prevent COVID-19 in immunocompromised individuals exposed to the XBB.1.5 omicron subvariant, because the treatment has failed to neutralize similar subvariants, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. While it awaits additional data to verify this, FDA recommends health…
Jan 4, 2023
In a study reported yesterday in JAMA Internal Medicine, children and adolescents previously diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) reported no serious complications after COVID-19 vaccination.
Dec 16, 2022
A COVID-19 bivalent vaccine booster provides additional protection against COVID-19–associated emergency department/urgent care encounters and hospitalizations compared with previous vaccination with two or more monovalent vaccine doses, according to studies in adults and older adults released…
Dec 12, 2022
Fewer than 1 in 4 pediatric hospital beds are available nationwide, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A pediatric infectious disease physician at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago talks about the growing risks of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, and…