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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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CDC Urging Pregnant Women to Get Covid-19 Vaccine

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The CDC has issued an urgent health advisory recommending women who are pregnant, those who were recently pregnant, who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future, get the COVID-19 vaccine. The new emergency guidance is meant to build on and strengthen guidance the agency …

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CDC Authorizes COVID-19 Booster Shots For Millions Of Americans

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Yesterday, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. “I believe we can best serve the nation’s public …

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President Biden Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new mandates to compel public and private employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, affecting as many as 100 million Americans. Biden made his message clear from the White House: The minority of Americans who won’t get the shot is keeping the country from …

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FDA Grants Full Approval To Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

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On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, a long-awaited development that public health officials hope will persuade some people who remain hesitant about the vaccine to get the shot. “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is …

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Three U.S. Senators Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

Three Senators said Thursday they have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated. Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Independent Senator Angus King of Maine, and Democratic Senator John Hickenlooper of Colorado all tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday after experiencing what their offices described as mild symptoms. Wicker, the top …

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