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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F.D.A. Panel Recommends Pfizer Boosters for Those Over 65 or at Risk

The committee said there was insufficient evidence to recommend third shots for all adult recipients of the vaccine, as Pfizer had requested.

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Study of Covid Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period.

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U.S. Booster Policy Is in Flux as Studies Add to Dissent

A week before President Biden’s plan is to roll out, scientists are at odds about whether extra coronavirus shots are needed and for whom.

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In Review, Top F.D.A. Scientists Question Imminent Need for Booster Shots

An article, written with other vaccine experts, put the regulators at odds with key federal health officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.

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Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines

Schools have reopened around the country, and families with those under 12 are finding ways to get their kids inoculated, even though they’re not officially eligible yet.

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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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Health Officials Advise White House to Scale Back Booster Plan for Now

Federal regulators warned on Thursday they may not have enough data to recommend boosters for anyone except certain recipients of the Pfizer vaccine by late September.

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Biden Floats Faster Access to Vaccine Booster Shots

The White House played down the president’s remarks, saying the administration had not changed its original proposal to administer a third shot to most vaccinated adults eight months after the second.

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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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Using Mandates to Overcome Vaccine Resistance

Readers express increasing frustration and anger toward the holdouts, especially hospital workers. Also: Streaming stand-up comedy.

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Jimmy Fallon Celebrates the F.D.A.’s Full Approval of a Covid Vaccine

“It’s about time,” Fallon said. “Their statement started with, ‘Hey, sorry, I just saw this.’”

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F.D.A. Fully Approves Pfizer Vaccine

The move was expected to kick off a round of new vaccination mandates from hospitals, schools and private companies.

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What to Know About Boosters if You Got the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Health experts say that boosters are likely to be needed eventually and that more data should be available in the next several weeks.

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Vaccine Effectiveness Against Infection May Wane, C.D.C. Studies Find

Federal health officials said the new data justified a campaign of booster shots. But some scientists disagreed, saying not every American needs another dose.

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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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Catching Up With One of the First Covid Patients to Be Put on a Ventilator

When he was admitted to the hospital, David Lat was one of a dozen New Yorkers there with Covid. When he finally left, the city was on lockdown. He’s made some changes since then.

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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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Biden Officials Now Expect Vulnerable Americans to Need Booster Shots

The growing consensus that at least some Americans will need a booster is partly tied to research suggesting that Pfizer’s vaccine is less effective after about six months.

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J.&J. Vaccine May Be Less Effective Against Delta, Study Suggests

Many who received the shot may need to consider boosters, the authors said. But federal health officials do not recommend second doses.

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Covid-19 Delta Variant Widens Gulf Between Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

Data from overseas, particularly Britain, suggest the spread of the virus will set vaccinated and unvaccinated communities on very different paths.

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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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Finally, Experts Break the Silence on J.&J. Boosters

For too long, those who got the one-dose vaccine were left in the dark.

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Protects Against Delta Variant, Company Reports

The vaccine also produced long-lasting immune responses, researchers said. Booster shots seem unnecessary, at least for now.

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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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Why More People Are Getting Two Different Coronavirus Vaccines

Several countries are allowing mix-and-match inoculation, which scientists hope will have benefits, and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is among those to get it.

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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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What the C.E.O. of Pfizer and Other Covid-19 Fighters Learned From Their Parents

Various people working to stop the pandemic reflected on the life skills their parents taught them: determination, teamwork, resilience and more.

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Biden to Send Millions of Pfizer Vaccine Doses to 100 Countries

The White House’s move is part of a nascent campaign to inoculate the world, and came as President Biden faced intense pressure to do more.

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Biden to Send 500 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to 100 Countries Over a Year

The White House’s move is part of a nascent campaign to inoculate the world, and came as President Biden faced intense pressure to do more.

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AstraZeneca Shots Carry Slightly Higher Risk of Bleeding Problem, New Study Says

But the research, involving 2.53 million adults in Scotland, found that the vaccine’s benefits outweighed the small risks.

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Influencers Say They Were Urged to Criticize Pfizer Vaccine

A disinformation effort to reduce public confidence in Covid-19 vaccines tried to enroll social media commentators in France and Germany.

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New Variant Posing Threat, as Global Vaccine Drive Falters

The coronavirus variant first seen in India is rapidly outpacing all others in Britain, a problem for the U.K. and a potential new burden on poorer nations.

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Biden Dips Into U.S. Vaccine Supply to Send 20 Million Doses Abroad

President Biden’s pledge to ship out doses that could have been used domestically was a step toward a global campaign, but activists say much more is needed.

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Europe Failed Miserably With Vaccines. Of Course It Did.

A certain kind of failure is baked into the E.U.’s institutional DNA.

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Why Vaccinating the World Against Covid-19 Will Be Hard

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

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What Would It Take to Vaccinate the World Against Covid?

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

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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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Pfizer and Moderna Shots Are Powerfully Effective Against Covid, Analysis Says

A new study of 1,800 health care workers confirms that the vaccines are working well in the real world, outside clinical trials.

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New York’s ‘Zoomers’ Get Their Shots

What 12-to-15-year-olds had to say as they received their first doses:“I’ll tell generations after me how we got through this.” 

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Covid Vaccines Protect Pregnant Women, Study Confirms

The shots may also have benefits for infants and do not seem to damage the placenta, according to the latest research.

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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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What to Know About Vaccinations for Children 12 to 15 in N.Y.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus shot could be cleared for the younger age group as soon as Thursday.

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To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches

The F.D.A.’s authorization of Pfizer’s Covid shot for 12- to 15-year-olds is a milestone in battling the coronavirus, but actually getting them vaccinated involves new challenges.

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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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A New Covid Dilemma: What to Do When Vaccine Supply Exceeds Demand?

Some states are now cutting back their deliveries of vaccines even though only a third of Americans are fully vaccinated.

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