Biden Promised to Follow the Science. But Sometimes, He Gets Ahead of the Experts.

White House officials dismiss criticism that President Biden’s comments on booster shots amount to undue pressure on public health experts.

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Federal Panel Recommends Booster Shots, Opening New Campaign Against the Virus

Scientific advisers to the C.D.C. endorsed additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for older Americans but not for health care workers, in a possible rift with regulators.

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C.D.C. Advisers Endorse Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15

Immunizations will quickly begin nationwide, officials predicted.

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J.&.J. Vaccine Will Be Available Again Soon

U.S. experts weigh the risks for younger women and cases of a rare blood-clotting disorder, and lift the pause in giving the one-shot vaccine.

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C.D.C. Panel Keeps Pause on Use of J&J Vaccine, Weighing Risks

An advisory committee debated the very few cases of a rare blood disorder and worried about the suspension’s effect on global needs for a one-shot, easy-to-ship vaccine.

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Who Gets the Vaccine Next? Frontline Workers and People Over 74, CDC Says

The recommendation was a compromise aimed at getting the coronavirus vaccine to the most vulnerable of two high-risk groups.

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When You Can’t Just ‘Trust the Science’

The vaccine debate is the latest example of how our coronavirus choices are inescapably political.

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Santa Claus and Covid-19: Christmas Will Be Different This Year

After a brush with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, professional Santa Clauses are just trying to get through this holiday season safely.

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Long-Term-Care Residents and Health Workers Should Get Vaccine First, C.D.C. Panel Says

The C.D.C. director will decide by Wednesday whether to accept the recommendation. States aren’t required to follow it, but most are expected to.

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Who Will Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

A C.D.C. advisory panel will decide on its recommendations on Tuesday afternoon. Here’s what we expect, along with answers to other questions about the new shot.

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Prisons Are Covid-19 Hotbeds. When Should Inmates Get the Vaccine?

Federal officials have suggested that corrections staff receive high priority for a coronavirus vaccine, but not the millions of vulnerable inmates held in U.S. facilities.

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Will the Hardest-Hit Communities Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

A committee that advises the C.D.C.’s director is working on a plan to equitably distribute immunizations when they become available.

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When Will You Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Despite the president’s repeated claims that a vaccine will be available in October, scientists, companies and federal officials all say that most people won’t get one until well into next year.

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What We Know About the C.D.C.’s Covid-19 Vaccine Plans

The agency told public health agencies that two unidentified vaccines might be ready by October or November. We explain how vaccine trials work, when one might be ready, and who may get them first.

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U.S. Weighs Early Vaccine Access for Minorities and Others at Risk

When a coronavirus vaccine hits the market, it will be a key tool in putting an end to the pandemic. A federal committee is debating who in the population should get it first.

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