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Moderna is working with global health leaders on Covid booster targeting omicron for this fall, CEO says

The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is being prepared for administration ahead of a free distribution of over-the-counter Covid-19 rapid test kits to people receiving their...

Pfizer Covid vaccine protects teens against multisystem inflammatory syndrome, CDC says

Safeway pharmacist Ashley McGee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine at a vaccination booster clinic on October 1, 2021 in San...

FDA Shortens Moderna Recall Waiting Period to 5 Months for Adults

A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the COVID-19...

Moderna CEO warns people may need fourth injection of Covid as boosters’ effectiveness may wane over time

A nurse prepares a syringe with a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Enfermera Isabel Zendal Hospital in Madrid, Spain, July...

WHO says vaccine inequality is undermining economic recovery: it is “a killer of people and jobs”

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks at a press conference on December 20, 2021 at WHO headquarters in Geneva.Fabrice Coffrini...

Fauci says several preliminary studies reveal omicron to be less severe than delta

Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses the daily press conference at the White House in Washington,...

CDC panel recommends Pfizer boosters for 12-15 year olds amid omicron surge

A nurse gives 15-year-old Sherri Trimble a shot of the vaccine at an immunization clinic at Health First Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.Paul Hennessy...

CDC Adds Testing Advice to Shortened Covid Isolation Recommendation After Facing Criticism

People line up for COVID-19 tests at the Kedren Community Health Center on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Gary Coronado | ...

Omicron accounts for 95% of sequenced Covid cases in US as infections hit pandemic record

At the Broadway Covid test site in Santa Monica, the wait lasted at least 45 minutes even with an appointment on Monday, January 3,...

Biden says more Pfizer pills ship this week as US doubles order to fight omicron

President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that another batch of Pfizer's Covid-19 treatment pills were being shipped this week as the US government doubled...

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