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Many people who received any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines will be eligible for an additional dose.
Co-occurring health disorders appear to contribute to increased risk, NIH study suggests.
People who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had strong immune memory of SARS-CoV-2 six months after vaccination.
Molnupiravir reduces severe illness and death, but it must be started within days after developing symptoms.
A steady stream of spurious claims about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments swirl around the public consciousness.
Mask guidance has been mixed since the dawn of the pandemic, and new research has altered conventional thinking.
Recommendation includes people over 65, those with underlying medical conditions and those with occupational risk.
Third dose OK’d for people over 65, those at risk for severe COVID-19 and those at high risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
About half of people hospitalized with COVID-19 had antibodies that could mistakenly attack the body’s own proteins and tissues.
The committee voted against third shot for all adults, however, casting doubts on Biden’s booster plan.
The experimental vaccines use the same technology as the highly effective Moderna COVID-19 shot.
Full approval could encourage more people to get vaccinated and raises the prospect of off-label use.
Some say the announcement is based on weak evidence and could undercut vaccine confidence with no clear benefit in controlling the pandemic.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
The Biden administration has announced plans to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters, but experts disagree about whether they’re necessary.
CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated.
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