(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 779,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.4% of the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As first lady Jill Biden prepared to kick off a vaccination campaign for kids ages 5-11 on Monday, over the weekend "Sesame Street" mainstay Big Bird tweeted he received his first dose, encouraging children across the country to do the same. "I got... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The summer surge of COVID-19, fueled by the delta variant, raised alarm bells among scientists and citizens alike that unlike prior variants of the virus, this one was different. Those fears solidified in July, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Amid a nationwide campaign to promote COVID-19 booster shots, vaccine scientists and public health experts say vaccines are still holding up remarkably well for most people -- depending on how effectiveness is measured. In fact, many scientists now worry that the recent... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Vaccines for 28 million American children are on the way to authorization after an advisory panel at the Food and Drug Administration voted in support of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5-11 on Tuesday afternoon. The vote was the first step in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 vaccine shots for kids ages 5 to 11 may be available as soon as November after a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted Tuesday in support of the Pfizer vaccine for kids. The vote is the first step in the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- An advisory panel at the Food and Drug Administration will vote Tuesday on whether to move forward with authorizing vaccines for children ages 5-11. The vote will be the first step in a regulatory process for the two-shot Pfizer vaccine for kids. If... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Vaccines for children will "very likely" be available the first or second week of November, White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. "If all goes well, and we get the regulatory approval and the recommendation from the CDC [Centers... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The FDA on Wednesday announced it has authorized boosters for millions more Americans, giving a green light for third shots to people who received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The FDA also says it will allow people to mix and match... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- All three currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines still showed signs of a strong immune response eight months later without a booster, according to a study published Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study analyzed specific markers of immunity found in... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- An independent FDA advisory panel on Thursday and Friday is set to discuss and vote on whether to authorize Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine boosters for those 18 and older. The outside experts will also consider new data from the National... Read More.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that the state will require vaccines for all school children ages 12-17 once the FDA grants full approval, becoming the first state in the country to move forward on mandating vaccines for school children. The mandate... Read More.