Covid Vaccines Rarely Lead to Problems for Young Children, C.D.C. Reports

The reports, both released on Thursday, underscored the importance of vaccinating children against the coronavirus.

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F.D.A. Plans to Allow 12- to 15-Year-Olds to Receive Pfizer Boosters

Regulators will also allow even younger children with immune deficiencies to get an extra shot.

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Pfizer Says Its Booster Is Effective Against Omicron

The company’s finding is based on only a small study of blood samples in a laboratory, but others are sure to follow.

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Pfizer says blood samples from people who got three of its doses show robust antibody levels against Omicron.

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C.D.C. Endorses Covid Vaccine Booster Shots for All Adults

As infections rise, Americans over 18 will be permitted to get extra doses. But it’s not clear boosters really are needed by so many people, or that the shots will turn back the pandemic.

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F.D.A. Plans to Authorize Pfizer Boosters for All Adults This Week

Regulators are set to clear extra doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine as soon as Thursday, after states began expanding eligibility on their own.

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Pfizer Asks F.D.A. to Expand Booster Eligibility to All Adults

In a turnaround, the agency is expected to grant the request before the winter holiday season, giving access to all 181 million fully vaccinated people.

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How to Get a Covid Vaccine Shot for Your Kid

Every child 5 years and older is now eligible, but getting an appointment may take a little patience.

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C.D.C. Recommends Covid Vaccine for Younger Children

With the agency director’s sign-off, children ages 5 to 11 could begin to receive the shots this week.

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Covid-19 and Children: How Often Do Vaccines Cause Heart Problems?

The latest data is reassuring. Myocarditis remains very uncommon, and it is almost always mild and temporary. The heart risk from Covid-19 itself is far greater.

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Are Vaccine Boosters Widely Needed? Some Federal Advisers Have Misgivings.

“In our hearts, I think people don’t quite agree with this notion of a booster dose,” said one leading vaccine expert.

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F.D.A. Says Pfizer Vaccine’s Benefits Outweigh Key Risks in Children 5 to 11

The findings could add momentum for F.D.A. authorization of the pediatric dose, perhaps as early as next week, a long-awaited development that would affect 28 million children.

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C.D.C. Recommends Covid Booster Shots for Millions of Americans

Recipients of the Moderna and the J.&J. vaccines may receive extra doses, although the shots continue to prevent illness and death.

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F.D.A. Authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

The agency will also allow vaccine recipients to pick which vaccine they want as a booster, endorsing a mix-and-match approach.

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Where Things Stand on Boosters for Three Vaccines in the U.S.

Confused about who can get a booster shot of which vaccine, and what the F.D.A.’s advisers on vaccines are voting on this week? This scorecard may help.

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As International Travel Returns, Confusion Over Coronavirus Vaccines Reigns

Fragmented rules about which vaccines will be accepted and what documentation is needed, as well as a lack of compatibility between vaccine apps, have left many travelers frustrated.

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Pfizer and BioNTech Submit Data on Vaccine for Kids 5 to 11

The companies said that their vaccine was safe and effective in that age group, and that they would submit a formal request in the coming weeks to U.S. regulators to allow a pediatric dose.

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States Begin a Complex Booster Shot Rollout for Pfizer Recipients

Health officials were preparing on Friday to start giving booster shots to older and at-risk Americans, trying to make sense of new and broad eligibility guidelines.

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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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Moderna vs. Pfizer: Both Knockouts, but One Seems to Have the Edge

A series of studies found that the Moderna vaccine seemed to be more protective over the long term than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Here’s why.

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Covid Vaccine Prompts Strong Immune Response in Younger Children, Pfizer Says

Vaccinated kids aged 5 to 11 showed evidence of protection against the virus, the company said. The data must be reviewed by the F.D.A. before children can be inoculated.

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Are Covid Booster Shots Really Necessary?

As rich countries ponder the marginal utility of third doses, billions of people around the world are still waiting for their first.

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Biden Falls Short on Pledge for U.S. to Be the World’s Vaccine ‘Arsenal,’ Experts Say

Congress appropriated $16 billion to ramp up Covid-19 countermeasures, but a new report found that the Biden administration had spent very little of it on expanding vaccine manufacturing capacity.

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Heart Problem More Common After Covid-19 Than After Vaccination, Study Finds

The research did not assess the risks specifically for young males, who are the most likely to develop the rare side effect.

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Israel, Once the Model for Beating Covid, Faces New Surge of Infections

One of the most vaccinated societies, Israel now has one of the highest infection rates in the world, raising questions about the vaccine’s efficacy.

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US to Advise Booster Shots for Most Americans 8 Months After Vaccination

Nursing home residents and health care workers will most likely be the first to get booster shots, as soon as September, followed by other older people who were vaccinated last winter.

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U.S. to Advise Boosters for Most Americans 8 Months After Vaccination

Nursing home residents and health care workers will most likely be the first to get booster shots, as soon as September, followed by other older people who were vaccinated last winter.

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F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month

The Food and Drug Administration’s move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops.

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Citing the Delta Variant, Pfizer Will Pursue Booster Shots and a New Vaccine

Scientists were critical of the announcement, pointing to evidence that the current two-dose regimen is powerfully effective against the coronavirus.

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Three Studies, One Result: Vaccines Point the Way Out of the Pandemic

New scientific research underscores the effectiveness of vaccines and their versatility in the fight against the coronavirus.

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Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Likely to Produce Lasting Immunity, Study Finds

Immune cells are still organizing to fight the coronavirus months after inoculation, scientists reported.

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Taiwan Accuses China of Blocking Access to BioNTech Vaccines

The two sides have traded accusations about whether political motivations are keeping the Taiwanese people from receiving immunizations amid the island’s first major Covid-19 outbreak.

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In Germany, an Early Covid Vaccine Shot Comes With Disapproving Looks

Vaccination brings greater freedoms. That has tempted some people to try the most un-German of activities: cutting in line.

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Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Advice on Masks

Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people don’t transmit the virus, and the shots are effective against variants.

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FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children 12 to 15

The shots may allow millions of youngsters to get back to school, camps, sleepovers and hangouts with friends.

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Pfizer Reaps Hundreds of Millions in Profits From Covid Vaccine

The company said its vaccine generated $3.5 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year.

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How Europe Sealed a Pfizer Vaccine Deal With Texts and Calls

The European Union is about to sign a deal for 1.8 billion doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after a dispute with AstraZeneca derailed its vaccination campaign. Here’s how it came about.

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My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?

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Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.

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Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines Are Very Effective, Report Says

Consistent with clinical trial data, a two-dose regimen prevented 90 percent of infections by two weeks after the second shot. One dose prevented 80 percent of infections by two weeks after vaccination.

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Rich Countries Signed Away a Chance to Vaccinate the World

Despite warnings, American and European officials gave up leverage that could have guaranteed access for billions of people. That risks prolonging the pandemic.

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Hungary Pays $36 Per Dose for Chinese Vaccine

Hungary has agreed to pay $36 per dose of the Sinopharm vaccine, according to contracts that were leaked by a Hungarian official.

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A Third Covid Vaccine Is a Reason for Optimism

A century ago, another pandemic terrorized the world for over a year — until it didn’t. Is the coronavirus finally going the way of the 1918 flu?

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Germans Clamor for Covid Vaccines, but Shun AstraZeneca’s Offering

Hundreds of thousands of AstraZeneca doses are sitting unopened as many Germans reject the vaccine over fears it is “second-class” compared to the one developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

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Germany, Once a Model, Is Swamped Like Everyone Else by Pandemic’s Second Wave

After winning widespread recognition for its handling of the coronavirus last year, Germany now finds itself struggling with its sluggish vaccine rollout and a frustrated population.

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Studies Suggest People Who Had Covid-19 Should Get Single Vaccine Dose

New studies show that one shot of a vaccine can greatly amplify antibody levels in those who have recovered from the coronavirus.

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E.U. and U.K. Fight Over Covid Vaccines: ‘Solidarity Is Failing’

As vaccine production falls behind schedule, and the European Union lags in inoculating people, Brussels and London are lobbing threats and accusations at each other.

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E.U. and U.K. Fight Over Coronavirus Vaccines: ‘Solidarity Is Failing’

As vaccine production falls behind schedule, and the European Union lags in inoculating people, Brussels and London are lobbing threats and accusations at each other.

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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.

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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.

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