• Pfizer expects to seek authorization for COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids in September

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Pfizer expects to be able to submit its COVID-19 vaccine to the FDA for emergency use authorization in children as young as age 2 years in September, Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla, DVM, PhD, said Tuesday.
    By then, the company will have results from ongoing trials being conducted in young children and will be able to submit to the FDA for an emergency use authorization in children aged 2 to 5 years and 5 to 11 years, Bourla said in prepared remarks for a quarterly earnings call.
    Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for people aged 16 years or older - the only COVID-19
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  • Guidance on Talking to Patients About COVID-19 Vaccines

    Guidance on Talking to Patients About COVID-19 Vaccines

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    The CDC, the AMA, the AAP, and other major organizations provide evidence on the most effective ways for healthcare providers to discuss COVID-19 vaccination with patients.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • COVID-19 mRNA vaccines highly effective in large real-world study of health care workers

    COVID-19 mRNA vaccines highly effective in large real-world study of health care workers

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The effectiveness of the COVID-19 messenger RNA vaccines exceeded 96% among a cohort of more than 49,000 health care workers, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
    “In our health care worker population, under real-world settings where everything might not be as controlled as a clinical trial, these vaccines worked really well, despite some incursion of variant strains in our states,” Melanie Swift, MD, MPH, an occupational medicine specialist in the division of preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine at Mayo Clinic, told Healio. “Clinicians
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  • First Detailed Look at COVID Vaccine Skin Reactions

    First Detailed Look at COVID Vaccine Skin Reactions

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    A wide range of skin reactions has occurred following coronavirus vaccination - including some that mimic COVID-19 symptoms - but none proved to be serious, according to initial data from an international registry.
    A review...
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  • COVID ‘herd immunity' may be out of reach. Deal with it | Editorial

    1 month ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board writes that herd immunity to COVID-19 may be out of reach considering the number of people who refuse to get vaccinated, but that doesn't mean we can't deal with it.
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  • Natural vs Vaccine Immunity for COVID: Is One More Effective?

    Natural vs Vaccine Immunity for COVID: Is One More Effective?

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    MedPage Today Editor-in-Chief Marty Makary, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, discusses the mechanics of immunity against COVID-19 with Vincent Racaniello, PhD, of Columbia University in New York City.
    Following is a...
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  • Children must not be vaccinated for COVID-19

    Children must not be vaccinated for COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Natural News

    What's the rationale for vaccinating children for COVID-19? Where's the data, the science that would support this move? We see none, and we think it's dangerous. (Article by Paul E. Alexander et al republished from TheEpochTimes.com) Why would there be a push to vaccinate 6-month-old babies or 10-year-old children via an experimental vaccine that delivers genetic code into...
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  • Women's views on COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy: A UK-based study

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A new study, recently released as a preprint on the medRxiv* server, describes COVID-19 vaccine willingness among pregnant women in the UK.
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