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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...

Yes, Pfizer Recipients Will Need 4th Dose: CEO
Pfizer CEO
Says 4th Dose
'Is Necessary'

Pfizer CEO Says 4th Dose 'Is Necessary'

But he's hoping company will soon have a shot that works against all variants

(Newser) - Update: Pfizer, along with its partner BioNTech, on Tuesday asked US regulators to authorize an additional COVID vaccine booster for seniors. The pharmaceutical company says data from Israel as well as an ongoing study of healthcare workers suggest those 65 and older would benefit from a fourth dose, the AP...

Florida Breaks With CDC on COVID Vaccines for Kids

State will recommend against vaccinating healthy children

(Newser) - Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo said Monday that the state will formally recommend against COVID-19 vaccinations for healthy children. Ladapo made the announcement at a roundtable event organized by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that featured a group of doctors who criticized coronavirus lockdowns and mandate policies, the AP reports....

Studies Find No Rush for Next Booster Shot

Antibodies produced after third dose appear to do well against variants

(Newser) - It's reasonable to assume health officials will soon recommend a second booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to maintain protection against COVID-19. Israel has made fourth shots available, per CNN . The UK plans to do so this spring for people over 75. In the US, the FDA said that...

J&J Is Pausing COVID Vaccine Production

Move is said to be temporary, but some are raising concerns

(Newser) - The only Johnson & Johnson plant that had been making usable batches of the company's COVID-19 vaccine is no longer producing it, a move that could reduce the global supply of the vaccine by a few hundred million doses, sources tell the New York Times . J&J quietly made...

900K Americans Have Died of COVID
US COVID Death Toll
Approaches 1M

US COVID Death Toll Approaches 1M

900,000 people have died, officials say

(Newser) - The US death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is inching closer to 1 million as the Omicron variant rages throughout the world, the AP reports. More than 10% of the 900,000 Americans lost to the virus died after Dec. 12, per Reuters . “If you had told most...

Pfizer Seeks Approval for Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Regulator urged company to apply earlier than planned

(Newser) - Pfizer on Tuesday asked the US to authorize extra-low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, potentially opening the way for the very youngest Americans to start receiving shots as early as March. In an extraordinary move, the Food and Drug Administration had urged Pfizer and its partner...

FDA Gives Full Approval to Moderna Vaccine

Serious side effects have proved to be very rare

(Newser) - Moderna announced Monday that US health regulators have granted full approval to its COVID-19 vaccine, a shot that's been given to tens of millions of Americans since its emergency authorization over a year ago. The action by the Food and Drug Administration means the agency has completed the same...

NY Nurses Sold $1.5 Million in Fake Vax Cards, Police Say

Two Long Island women face felony charges

(Newser) - The owner of Long Island's Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare and one of her employees allegedly made more than $1.5 million selling forged COVID-19 vaccination cards, per the New York Times . Julie DeVuono, 49, and Marissa Urraro, 44, were charged Friday with second-degree forgery, court records show. DeVuono, the...

Unvaccinated Man Needing Transplant: 'I Will Die Free'

Chad Carswell says he is willing to die over vaccine stance

(Newser) - A North Carolina man says more than 100 people have offered to donate a kidney to him. The number of local hospitals willing to carry out the surgery stands closer to zero. That's due to Chad Carswell's unvaccinated status. The double amputee says his kidney is 4% operational...

As Canada's Truckers Fight Vax Mandate, Musk Picks Sides

'Canadian truckers rule' was Tesla CEO's tweet as drivers headed to Ottawa protest

(Newser) - Elon Musk has been inserting himself lately into conversations about crypto , but the Tesla and SpaceX CEO shifted gears late in the week to lend support to an entirely different cause. "Canadian truckers rule" was his thumbs-up tweet Thursday, directed toward big-rig drivers headed toward Ottawa for an anti-vaccine...

Omicron-Specific Booster Trials Are Now Underway

Moderna cites 'long-term threat demonstrated by omicron's immune escape'

(Newser) - The first participant has received a shot in Moderna's Phase 2 clinical trial of an omicron-specific vaccine booster. Moderna, which made the announcement Wednesday, expects to enroll 600 adults in the US study, including some who have already received a booster shot, per Reuters . "We are reassured by...

Hospital Defends Decision to Deny This Man a Transplant

Brigham and Women’s Hospital says most transplant programs require vaccines

(Newser) - A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man's family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 , saying most transplant programs around the country set similar requirements to improve patients’ chances of survival. The family of DJ Ferguson said in a crowdfunding...

Spotify Says It's Taking Down All Neil Young's Music

Rocker wanted it pulled to protest Joe Rogan's COVID misinformation

(Newser) - Update: Spotify says it is removing Neil Young's music from its platform as per his request. The rocker said Monday that he wanted his music pulled to protest Joe Rogan's podcast and other COVID misinformation on Spotify. "We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from...

Anti-Vax Dad 'Has Gone to the Edge of Death to Stick to His Guns'

DJ Ferguson won't get COVID-19 vaccine in exchange for heart transplant

(Newser) - A 31-year-old father of two with a third child on the way is in need of a heart transplant, but he won't get it because he refuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19, his father tells CBS Boston . David Ferguson tells the outlet that his son, DJ Ferguson, "has...

Bill Would Let 12-Year-Olds Make Decision on Vaccination

Parents' permission would not be required under California bill from new panel

(Newser) - Legislation introduced in California would leave parents out of the decision to vaccinate their children against the coronavirus, as long as they've turned 12. That would be the youngest age of consent among the states. DC allows 11-year-olds to make the decision, KCRA reports, and four states have set...

Trump Appointee Blocks a Biden Vaccine Mandate

Judge issues injunction, ruling requirement for federal workers exceeds president's authority

(Newser) - A US judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on Friday barring the federal government from enforcing President Biden's requirement that federal workers without qualifying medical or religious exemptions be vaccinated against COVID-19. Judge Jeffrey Brown, who was appointed to the bench for the Southern District of Texas by...

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