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US to increase monkeypox vaccine supply

New plan will allow FDA to authorize changing the method of injection for the vaccines, producing up to five more doses from each vial.

US to increase monkeypox vaccine supply

New research links COVID spike protein to heart damage

New generation of COVID vaccines may focus on T-cell response rather than spike protein encoding.

New research links COVID spike protein to heart damage

White House COVID Coordinator: It is critical that people get vaccinated

White House COVID Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha: Approximately 400 Americans are still dying every day from the virus.

'It is critical that people get vaccinated'player

German Health Ministry: 'One serious adverse event for every 5,000 COVID vaccinations'

Twitter removed post as "misleading," then reinstated with added note that "the risk is very small."

'1 serious adverse event for every 5,000 COVID vaccinations'

CDC recommends Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine

The US government announced last week it will get 3.2 million doses of the Novavax vaccine once it has been authorized by the regulators.

CDC recommends Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine

Next week: COVID vaccines to be available for youngest children

Parents will be able to choose between Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children ages 0-5.

Next week: COVID vaccines to be available for youngest children

US to order 3.2 million doses of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

The doses will be provided once the shot has been authorized by the regulators.

US to order 3.2 million doses of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

New study: COVID booster significantly delays end of infection

31% boosted people still contagious 10 days post-infection vs. 6% unvaccinated.

COVID booster significantly delays end of infection

Health Ministry approves COVID-19 vaccine for infants

Health Ministry approves coronavirus vaccines for youngest children, but has not issued recommendation for their use.

Health Ministry approves COVID-19 vaccine for infants

Sesame Street's new clip touting COVID shots for kids

Outraged replies hidden on Twitter, such as 'Brought to you by the letter P.'

Sesame Street's new clip touting COVID shots for kidsplayer

Israel inches closer to approving vaccines for young children

Health Ministry in process of purchasing toddler vaccines from Pfizer, report says.

Israel inches closer to approving vaccines for young children

BMJ Senior Editor: COVID vaccines more likely to put you in hospital than keep you out

New study shows over 8 per 10,000 net increase in hospitalization following vaccination.

'COVID vax more likely to put you in hospital than keep you out'

Watch: DeSantis accuses White House of lying

Florida Governor rips White House, says it is lying about his state's COVID-19 vaccine policy changes.

DeSantis accuses White House of lyingplayer

Biden hails vaccines for children under five

Biden visits vaccination clinic in Washington after health authorities approve COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months.

Biden hails vaccines for children under fiveplayer

CDC recommends COVID shots for young children

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention follows FDA, recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months.

CDC recommends COVID shots for young children

FDA authorizes COVID-19 shots for infants

Food and Drug Administration authorizes Pfizer and Moderna shots for children under 5. Vaccinations could begin next week.

FDA authorizes COVID-19 shots for infants

FDA advisers back COVID vaccine for children under 5

Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisers approve Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

FDA advisers back COVID vaccine for children under 5

Israel okays booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

Health Ministry instructs HMOs to prepare to administer booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Israel okays booster dose of Pfizer shot for children ages 5-11

CDC admits Moderna vaccine poses higher risk of heart inflammation

Announcement comes almost a year after several European countries limited use of vaccine.

CDC: Moderna vaccine poses higher risk of heart inflammation

Moderna announces new booster to target Omicron

Trial results from a month following injection show 8-fold increase in antibodies.

Moderna announces new booster to target Omicron

New study links COVID vaccines to 25% increase in cardiac arrest for both males & females

Study based on data from emergency services. COVID infection itself not linked to increase in cardiovascular complications.

COVID vaccines linked to 25% increase in cardiac arrest

Pfizer vaccine generates strong immune response in children under 5

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

Monkeypox scare: Prof. Nachman Ash clarifies, '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

Report: 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

Twitter ban: Dr. Vladimir Zelenko suspended for questioning COVID vaccination for children

"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.

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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

New study shows antibody levels not predictive of protection against COVID infection

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

Antibody levels insignificant for protection against COVID

Study: Fourth vaccine dose 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

Germany: 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

Pfizer CEO: 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 thousands of COVID vaccines because they were 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

BioNTech CEO: 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'

Moderna CEO: 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