COVID-19: Vaccines and Therapeutics

Mar 16, 2022
Pfizer asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize a second booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine for adults age 65 and older who received an initial booster of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine, based on data from Israel showing the additional booster reduced infections and severe…
Mar 14, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration recently authorized extending from six to nine months the shelf life for refrigerated Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine stored at 2-8 degrees Celsius (about 36-46 degrees Fahrenheit), based on data submitted by the company. 
Mar 11, 2022
Timely communications from leaders — bolstered by community vaccination events — are key to ChristianaCare’s COVID-19 vaccination confidence efforts.
Mar 11, 2022
As the COVID-19 vaccine continues rolling out to pediatric populations, historically marginalized communities may have questions about the safety of the vaccine.
Mar 11, 2022
In a study of 1,364 children aged 5-15, two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduced the risk of omicron infection by 31% in those under 12 and 59% in older children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Mar 11, 2022
Puerto Rico governor applauds health care workers as the U.S. territory reaches a COVID-19 vaccine milestone.
Mar 10, 2022
An estimated 28% of children aged 5-11 received a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine between Nov. 1 and Jan. 18, while 19% received a second dose, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mar 10, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a Medicare payment code effective Feb. 24 for administering the combination monoclonal antibody therapy Evusheld to prevent COVID-19 in certain patients.
Mar 8, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response began distributing two COVID-19 antiviral pills directly to certain pharmacy-based clinics, federal health centers and long-term care facilities so their clinicians can prescribe them to…
Mar 3, 2022
The Senate last night voted 49-44 to approve a resolution calling for congressional disapproval of a Centers for Medicare…