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Djokovic Won't Have Shots to Play in US Open

That decision would make Wimbledon the defending champion's last Grand Slam tournament of year

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic knows that, as things stand now, Wimbledon will be his last Grand Slam tournament of 2022, because he will not be able to play in the US Open—he has not received any COVID-19 shots and can't enter the US as an unvaccinated foreigner. "That,"...

COVID Vaccines Saved Almost 20M Lives in First Year

That includes 1.9M in the US, researchers say

(Newser) - Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers reported Thursday. On Dec. 8, 2020, a retired shop clerk in England received the first shot in what would...

FDA Authorizes COVID Shots for Kids Under 5
CDC Agrees:
Under-5 Shots
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CDC Agrees: Under-5 Shots Can Begin

Biden calls final approval of COVID vaccine for young children a relief

(Newser) - Update: "For parents all over the country, this is a day of relief and celebration," President Biden said in a statement Saturday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved COVID vaccinations for children as young as 6 months old. Director Rochelle Walensky gave the final OK...

FDA Advisers Endorse Vaccines Starting at 6 Months

Age group is the only one without access to COVID vaccines in US

(Newser) - COVID-19 shots for US infants, toddlers, and preschoolers moved a step closer to reality on Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisers gave a thumbs-up to vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for the littlest kids. The outside experts voted unanimously that the benefits of the shots outweigh any...

Unvaccinated Andrew Giuliani Barred From In-Person Debate

TV station won't allow candidate for governor in studio

(Newser) - Andrew Giuliani, a first-time candidate for public office, will not be allowed into a TV studio to join the opening Republican debate in the New York governor's race on Monday because he's not vaccinated against COVID-19. Giuliani said WCBS-TV told him Sunday he'll be barred unless he...

FDA Posts Analysis of Pfizer Shots for Kids Under 5

Says the kid-sized dose appears to be safe and effective

(Newser) - Update: The FDA on Sunday posted its analysis of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5, announcing that the kid-sized doses do appear to be safe and effective. The agency posted a similar analysis of Moderna's vaccine for the youngest age group last week. Next up: Wednesday'...

US Could Soon Have a 4th COVID Vaccine Option

FDA advisers back Novavax

(Newser) - Maybe fourth time is the charm for American adults who haven’t yet gotten vaccinated against COVID-19, as advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday backed a more traditional type of shot, the AP reports. Next, the FDA must decide whether to authorize the protein vaccine made by...

Pfizer Offers Update on Shots for Kids Under 5

Preliminary data suggest 3 shots offer strong protection for the youngest patients

(Newser) - Three doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to US regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots. The news comes after months of anxious waiting...

CDC Panel Backs Booster for Ages 5-11
CDC: Children
5-11 Should
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CDC: Children 5-11 Should Get a Booster

Rise in coronavirus cases prompts advisers' decision

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated throughout with the CDC's decision. Children ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday. An advisory panel had made the recommendation earlier in the day. The move opens a third...

Clapton Cancels Shows After Test
Clapton Cancels
Shows After Test

Clapton Cancels Shows After Test

Star contracts COVID after blaming ailments on vaccine

(Newser) - Eric Clapton has postponed a couple of concerts planned for Zurich and Milan this week after contracting COVID-19. A Facebook post said the 77-year-old rock star tested positive after a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Clapton has had AstraZeneca shots, People reports, though he's criticized the...

US Must Act on New Vaccines Quickly, COVID Chief Warns

Funding has dried up, preventing the government from ordering more

(Newser) - The White House COVID-19 response coordinator issued a dire warning Thursday that the US will be increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus this fall and winter if Congress doesn't swiftly approve new funding for more vaccines and treatments. Dr. Ashish Jha told the AP that Americans' immune protection from the...

FDA Limits Authorized Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

If they can, adults should get Moderna or Pfizer coronavirus shots, agency says

(Newser) - Referring to new data on blood clots, the Food and Drug Administration announced limits Thursday on who should and should not be administered Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. Only adults unable to receive other vaccines instead, either because the products are inaccessible or they're not clinically appropriate, are...

Big Move From Moderna on Shots for Youngest Kids

Pharma company submits data to FDA, asks regulators to OK COVID shots for under-6 set

(Newser) - Moderna on Thursday asked US regulators to authorize low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than 6, a long-awaited move toward potentially opening shots for millions of tots by summer. Frustrated families are waiting impatiently for a chance to protect the nation's littlest kids as all around...

Pfizer Wants FDA to OK Boosters for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

3rd dose among this set appears to offer significant antibody boost, even against omicron

(Newser) - Pfizer said Thursday it wants to expand its COVID-19 booster shots to healthy elementary-age kids. US health authorities already urge everyone 12 and older to get one booster dose for the best protection against the newest variants—and recently gave the option of a second booster to those 50 and...

Outlook Is Bleak for Russia's Sputnik Vaccine

WHO approval looks 'unlikely' following invasion of Ukraine: 'WaPo'

(Newser) - Russia's coronavirus vaccine was the first approved for use in any country just six months into the global pandemic. But Sputnik V has now seen "an inauspicious fall," the Washington Post reports, adding Russia's invasion of Ukraine looks to have "sabotaged any further aspirations" for...

Police: Suspect Had as Many as 90 Vaccine Shots in Card Scam

Forged passes have a market in Germany among COVID deniers and others who don't want to be vaccinated

(Newser) - A 60-year-old man allegedly had himself vaccinated against COVID-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell forged vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers to people not wanting to get vaccinated themselves. The man from the eastern Germany city of Magdeburg, whose name was not released in line...

Myocarditis Follows Infection More Often Than Vaccine: CDC

Some young patients, parents have worried about heart issues developing after shots

(Newser) - For the first time, a study has directly compared the chances of teenagers and young men developing heart inflammation after receiving the coronavirus vaccine versus having a COVID infection. Myocarditis is much more likely to surface after an infection than after inoculation, the study showed, the Centers for Disease Control...

WH Officials: There's No Money for 4th Doses for All

...unless Congress approves $15B in emergency funding for COVID response

(Newser) - If you're 65 and older and awaiting your second COVID booster shot, or have kids under 5 who you hope can soon receive their initial vaccine, administration officials tell the Washington Post there are enough doses at the ready for when those approvals come in. For everyone else, though,...

Moderna Says COVID Vaccine Is Safe for Babies, Toddlers

Company to seek authorization for low doses for kids under 6

(Newser) - Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine works in babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, the company announced Wednesday—and if regulators agree it could mean a chance to finally start vaccinating the littlest kids by summer, per the AP . Moderna said in the coming weeks it would ask regulators in the US and Europe...

Moderna to FDA: Authorize 4th Dose for All Adults

Drugmaker's reasoning: provide flexibility for providers to determine who needs one

(Newser) - Drugmaker Moderna asked the FDA on Thursday to authorize a fourth shot of its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for all adults, the AP reports. The request is broader than rival pharmaceutical company Pfizer's request earlier this week for the regulator to approve a booster shot for all...

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