F.D.A. Outlines a Plan for Annual Covid Boosters

Americans may be offered a single dose of a Covid vaccine each fall, much as they are given flu shots, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday. To simplify…

No Increased Stroke Risk Linked to Pfizer’s Covid Boosters, Federal Officials Say

Fears that the Covid booster shots made by Pfizer-BioNTech may increase the risk of strokes in people aged 65 and older were not borne out by an intensive scientific investigation,…

Updated boosters add limited protection against Covid-19 illness, first real-world study shows

CNN  —  Updated Covid-19 boosters that carry instructions to arm the body against currently circulating Omicron subvariants offer some protection against infections, according to the first study to look at…

Will Covid Boosters Prevent Another Wave? Scientists Aren’t So Sure.

As winter looms and Americans increasingly gather indoors without masks or social distancing, a medley of new coronavirus variants is seeding a rise in cases and hospitalizations in counties across…

Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low

CNN  —  Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth…

Updated Covid-19 boosters offer protection, but new studies suggest they don’t offer an edge against Omicron

CNN  —  The updated Covid-19 booster shots appear to work about as well against the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants as the original boosters they replaced, according to two new…

Updated Covid-19 boosters are ‘most important thing’ Americans can do for their health today, official says

CNN  —  About 11.5 million people in the United States have gotten an updated Covid-19 booster, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but more…

FDA authorization for updated Covid-19 boosters could be expanded to younger ages as soon as early October

CNN  —  US Food and Drug Administration authorization for updated Covid-19 boosters could be expanded to younger age groups as soon as early October, a source close to planning discussions…

Pfizer, Moderna seek authorization for updated Covid-19 boosters for younger children

CNN  —  Younger children could soon be eligible to receive an updated Covid-19 booster shot. Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said they completed their submission to the US Food and…

FDA releases more doses of Moderna’s updated Covid-19 boosters amid reports of ‘limited’ supply

CNN  —  The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the release of “numerous batches” of Moderna’s updated Covid-19 booster amid reports of supply problems in some areas. Updated boosters…