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Pfizer vaccine generates strong immune response in under-5s

Third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine found to be effective and safe in children aged 6 months to five years.

Pfizer vaccine generates strong immune response in under-5s

Prof. Nachman Ash: 'This isn't COVID-2'

"We're considering vaccinating those at risk with smallpox vaccine," says former COVID czar.

Prof. Nachman Ash: 'This isn't COVID-2'

FDA authorizes COVID booster shots for children over 5

Pfizer vaccine receives US government approval for administration to children below the age of 12.

FDA authorizes COVID booster shots for children over 5

US to authorize Pfizer booster for 5-to-11-year-olds

CDC vaccine experts reportedly to meet Thursday to discuss Pfizer's request for booster for children.

US to authorize Pfizer booster for 5-to-11-year-olds

Dr. Zelenko suspended for questioning COVID shots for kids

"According to the CDC, 99.998% of children recover without treatment, so what is the rationale for vaccination?" was the offending question.

Dr. Zelenko suspended for questioning COVID shots for kids

FDA to approve vaccines for children ages 6 and under?

Moderna officials say the new vaccine will undergo thorough testing before being administered to children.

FDA to approve vaccines for children ages 6 and under?

Pfizer seeks FDA approval for boosters for children

Pfizer and BioNTech submits application to FDA requesting authorization to administer booster dose to children aged 5-11.

Pfizer seeks FDA approval for boosters for children

Antibody levels insignificant for protection against COVID

Trial participants, all healthcare workers, with fewer titers didn't contract COVID while those with more did.

Antibody levels insignificant for protection against COVID

Fourth vaccine improves protection by a factor of about 3

Data from Israel finds fourth vaccine dose improves protection against severe disease in persons aged over 60 by a factor of about three.

Fourth vaccine improves protection by a factor of about 3

Man gets dozens of COVID vaccines in order to sell forged passes

60-year-old man allegedly got 90 shots in order to sell forged vaccination cards to people not wanting to get vaccinated themselves.

Man gets dozens of COVID vaccines in order to sell forged passes

Moderna seeks authorization for fourth booster

Moderna asks FDA to authorize fourth shot of its COVID-19 vaccine as booster dose for all adults.

Moderna seeks authorization for fourth booster

Study of 4th COVID vaccine shot shows only marginal efficacy

Initial spike in antibodies following shot did not translate into significantly greater protection, even after only a month.

Study of 4th COVID vaccine shot shows only marginal efficacy

'Fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be necessary'

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says fourth dose will be necessary to keep hospitalizations manageable and sicknesses more mild.

'Fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be necessary'

The Chief Rabbi's last letter: Get vaccinated against polio

Parents have 'holy obligation, Torah commandment' to vaccinate children against polio, letter from rabbis Ovadia & Yitzhak Yosef says.

The Chief Rabbi's last letter: Get vaccinated against polio

Four-year-old child from Jerusalem contracts polio

Child was reportedly not vaccinated.

Four-year-old child from Jerusalem contracts polio

Iran returns COVID vaccines manufactured in the US

Iran’s Supreme Leader banned the country from importing American vaccines last year.

Iran returns COVID vaccines manufactured in the US

'World is better prepared to deal with future variants'

Head of BioNTech: The virus will mutate further, but the world has a better understanding on how to deal with it.

'World is better prepared to deal with future variants'

'Omicron-specific booster could be ready by August'

CEO of Moderna says firm is still gathering clinical data on Omicron-specific booster.

'Omicron-specific booster could be ready by August'

Toronto teacher compares vaccine passports to yellow star

B’nai Brith welcomes Toronto school board's swift action in removing teacher who compared vaccine passports to yellow Star of David.

Toronto teacher compares vaccine passports to yellow star

Music as crowd control? Police blast music at NZ protesters

Barry Manilow, Celine Dion "recruited" as police seek ways to persuade crowds to disperse. To no avail - they kept on singing in the rain.

Music as crowd control? Police blast music at NZ protesters

Pfizer postpones FDA request for vaccine for kids under 5

Pfizer-BioNTech postponing application to expand use of its COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5.

Pfizer postpones FDA request for vaccine for kids under 5

US to roll out vaccines for children under 5 later this month

US government planning to roll out Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children under age of 5 as soon as February 21.

US to roll out vaccines for children under 5 later this month

Report: J&J suspends production of COVID vaccine

Johnson & Johnson has temporarily suspended production of its COVID-19 vaccine at plant in the Dutch city of Leiden.

Report: J&J suspends production of COVID vaccine

US Army to discharge vaccine refusers

US Army announces that soldiers who refuse to get COVID-19 vaccine will be immediately discharged.

US Army to discharge vaccine refusers

Pfizer seeks US approval of vaccine for children under 5

Pfizer and BioNTech officially announce they are seeking emergency use authorization of their COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5.

Pfizer seeks US approval of vaccine for children under 5

Pfizer to ask FDA to approve vaccine for children 0-5

Pfizer, BioNTech, expected to request emergency use authorization for 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series for children 6 months to 5 years.

Pfizer to ask FDA to approve vaccine for children 0-5

Novavax asks FDA to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax files for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine for US adults.

Novavax asks FDA to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine

New study: 133x risk of myocarditis after COVID vaccination

Comparisons with myocarditis rates following infection now irrelevant as vaccination no longer prevents infection.

New study: 133x risk of myocarditis after COVID vaccination

Moderna starts trial of Omicron-specific booster

Moderna says first participant has been dosed in Phase 2 clinical trial of COVID-19 booster shot that is specific to Omicron variant.

Moderna starts trial of Omicron-specific booster

Health Min. approves 4th vaccine dose for at-risk adults

Prof. Nachman Ash approves expansion of of administration of 4th vaccine doses beyond citizens over 60.

Health Min. approves 4th vaccine dose for at-risk adults

Biden withdraws COVID vaccine mandate

Biden administration formally withdraws vaccination-or-testing mandate that was struck down by the Supreme Court.

Biden withdraws COVID vaccine mandate

Pfizer and BioNTech launch Omicron vaccine trial

Pfizer and BioNTech begin enrollment for clinical trial to test their Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer and BioNTech launch Omicron vaccine trial

Sharp drop in number of children getting COVID-19 vax

Number of children receiving COVID-19 drops drastically following government decision to cancel quarantine for all exposed schoolchildren.

Sharp drop in number of children getting COVID-19 vax

Israel to expand fourth dose to those under 60?

Health Ministry Director General to weight recommendation to allow fourth dose for entire adult population.

Israel to expand fourth dose to those under 60?

RFK Jr. uses Holocaust analogy at anti-vaccine mandate rally

'Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you can hide in the attic like Anne Frank,' says RFK Jr.

RFK Jr. uses Holocaust analogy at anti-vaccine mandate rally

Fourth vaccine dose provides greater protection

Fourth dose provides three times the protection against serious illness, data shows.

Fourth vaccine dose provides greater protection

Austria approves vaccine mandate for adults

Austria’s parliament votes in favor of COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults aged 18 and over starting February 1.

Austria approves vaccine mandate for adults

WHO: No need to give booster shots to the under-18s

Despite clear evidence of waning vaccine immunity over time, children & adolescents don't need top-up doses, says WHO's chief scientist.

WHO: No need to give booster shots to the under-18s

4th vaccine dose not very effective against Omicron

Early results from Sheba Medical Center study on 4th doses of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines show increase in antibodies. but low effectiveness.

4th vaccine dose not very effective against Omicron

Pfizer CEO: Current wave will be last with so many restrictions

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says COVID-19 will be around for many years, but current wave will be 'last with so many restrictions.'

Pfizer CEO: Current wave will be last with so many restrictions

Fauci: Unclear if yearly boosters will be needed

Top US infectious disease expert: We've only recently boosted people, it's not clear yet if we'll need to do it every year.

Fauci: Unclear if yearly boosters will be needed

Dramatic rise in number of haredi children getting vaccinated

New Health Ministry data shows 44% rise in vaccinations among haredi children.

Dramatic rise in number of haredi children getting vaccinated

Leading rabbi: 'Coronavirus deniers will sit with murderers'

Rabbi Benzion Mutzafi, leading Sephardic rabbi, says coronavirus deniers 'will sit with murderers in Heaven.'

Leading rabbi: 'Coronavirus deniers will sit with murderers'

AstraZeneca: Third dose increases antibody response to Omicron

New data from ongoing trial shows increased antibody response to COVID-19 variants following third dose booster with Vaxzevria.

AstraZeneca: Third dose increases antibody response to Omicron

Ohio congressman compares D.C. vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany

Warren Davidson, Ohio GOP Congressman, posts Nazi health card in attack on DC vaccine mandate.

Ohio congressman compares D.C. vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany

Politicians who won't say if they got booster are 'gutless'

Former President: The fact is that I think the vaccines saved tens of millions throughout the world.

Politicians who won't say if they got booster are 'gutless'

Why has Netanyahu not yet received fourth vaccine?

72-year-old opposition leader has not yet received fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine nor has he made an appointment to get one.

Why has Netanyahu not yet received fourth vaccine?

Pfizer CEO: Vaccine for Omicron will be ready in March

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says the company is already manufacturing doses of its vaccine that targets Omicron variant.

Pfizer CEO: Vaccine for Omicron will be ready in March

Brazil's President criticizes children's vaccines

Jair Bolsonaro criticizes country's health regulator for authorizing vaccination of children aged 5 to 11.

Brazil's President criticizes children's vaccines

Herzog receives fourth vaccine dose

President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog receive fourth vaccine dose at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

Herzog receives fourth vaccine dose

CDC experts recommend boosters for teens

Panel of experts advising CDC votes to recommend Pfizer booster shots for 12- to 15-year-olds.

CDC experts recommend boosters for teens

Tennis star Novak Djokovic deported from Australia

Tennis star denied entry into Australia after initially being granted medical exemption for vaccination requirements.

Tennis star Novak Djokovic deported from Australia

Bennett: 4th shot caused 5-times greater antibody response

PM visits Sheba Medical Center, says results of first uses of 4th vaccine dose are very encouraging.

Bennett: 4th shot caused 5-times greater antibody response

Top Health Ministry official receives fourth dose

Health Min. Director General receives fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine, says 'certain' that dose will 'help Israel manage the pandemic.'

Top Health Ministry official receives fourth dose

Leading haredi rabbi: It's a 'great merit' to vaccinate children

As infection rates rise, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky calls on parents to vaccinate their children, promises that those who do can 'fear no evil.'

Leading haredi rabbi: It's a 'great merit' to vaccinate children

'COVID-19 can cause complications, effects lasting a long time'

'We don't want herd immunity for an illness like this, goal is to prevent infection as much as possible,' Dr. Orly Greenfeld says.

'COVID-19 can cause complications, effects lasting a long time'

Some Covid patients are more eligible than others

When is it ethical for a person to move to the head of the line for medical treatment because of his skin color? When he lives in NYS.Op-ed.

Some Covid patients are more eligible than others

FDA approves Pfizer boosters for teens

Children between ages of 12-15 now eligible to receive 3rd doses of COVID vaccines in US.

FDA approves Pfizer boosters for teens

Health Min. okays fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose in nursing homes

Health Ministry approves fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those elderly who are in institutions, as well as institution employees.

Health Min. okays fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose in nursing homes

'Parents, take your children to get vaccinated'

'Policy hasn't changed, Education Min. always said to do everything to preserve school routines,' new Education Min. Director General says.

'Parents, take your children to get vaccinated'