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CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations To 16, 17-Year-Olds

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16 and 17-year-olds can receive a booster shot for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the additional dose Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization for 16- and 17-year-olds to receive a third dose of the Pfizer …

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CDC Recommends COVID Booster For All Adults Amid Omicron Concerns

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its COVID-19 vaccine booster recommendations on Monday to include all adults, regardless of health status or occupation, as uncertainty surrounding the newly detected omicron variant swells. “The recent emergence of the omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters …

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All Adults In U.S. Now Eligible For COVID Booster Shots

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COVID-19 booster shots are now available to all adults in the United States, after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on the recommendations of an agency advisory panel on Friday. “After critical scientific evaluation, today’s unanimous decision carefully considered the current state of the pandemic, the …

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CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

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On Tuesday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.  The move clears the way for shots to be administered as soon as tomorrow, though it may be a few days before the vaccine is widely …

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 5 Million

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More than 5 million people worldwide have died after being infected with COVID, the latest tally by Johns Hopkins University showed on Monday. The grim milestone was reached as several countries attempt to curb the spread of the highly infectious delta variant. While it took just over a year for …

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CDC Temporarily Extends Covid Restrictions For Cruise Industry

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a temporary extension of COVID-19 restrictions for the cruise industry. The temporary extension of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) for cruise ships will run through January 15, 2022. The current regulations were set to expire on November 1. The temporary …

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