In The News This Week: White House Says Nearly A Million Children Under 12 Have Now Received COVID Vaccine

According to the White House, an estimated one million children under the age of twelve have received a COVID shot since FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last week. Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus adviser, says they did their own research collecting data from pharmacies, and local and statewide  health officials. According to Zients, …

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FDA Advisory Panel Endorses Use Of Pfizer Vaccine In Children Under Twelve

As with medications, vaccine side effects are rare, and should not deter anyone from receiving it to protect themselves and others around them from a virus that has proven to be more deadly than the flu. Unfortunately, it's not just worry of possible side effects that have prevented many Americans from getting the vaccines. It …

In The News: FDA Warns Possible Link Of Neurological Disorder To Johnson And Johnson Vaccine

The FDA announced Monday that there could be a possible link between the J&J vaccine and the neuro-disorder known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome. So far, prelim reports would seem to indicate that the autoimmune disease GBS, have been detected in at least one hundred recipients of the vaccine. According to the ANA - the American Neurological …

In The News: President Biden Continues Vaccination Effort

After falling short on his administration's efforts to have at least more than half of the adult population of the U.S. partially-vaccinated by July 04, president Biden has continued the effort to reach millions who have yet to be vaccinated. In remarks from the White House Tuesday, president Biden said, "COVID-19 cases and deaths are …

In The News: Biden Administration Buying Millions Of Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine To Distribute To The World

According to White House sources, The Biden Administration is purchasing up to 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for distribution to other nations that need it. 200 million of those doses will be donated sometime this year, and the remaining 300 million in the first half of 2022. The doses of the vaccine will …

In The News: President Biden Pushes Renewed Effort To Vaccinate 70% Of Americans

Not too long ago, president Biden pushed his goal to vaccinate at least 70% of the adult population by the July 04th holiday. Previously he had offered incentives to get more people to vaccinate. Participating businesses are apparently offering all sorts of freebies to get more people who are hesitant about getting vaccinated, to get …

In The News: Moderna Vaccine Safe And Effective In Children Ages Twelve To Seventeen

https://uw-media.usatoday.com/embed/video/7426792002?placement=snow-embed According to a Moderna study, following a first dose of it's vaccine, protection against the coronavirus had a 93% effectiveness, compared to a 100% effectiveness fourteen days after a second dose. The study involved approximately 3,700 adolescent participants. Two-thirds received the vaccine, and one-third received a placebo. Participants who had received the vaccine showed …

In The News: CDC Says Half Of U.S. Adults Are Fully-Vaccinated

According to CDC data, fifty-percent of American adults have been fully-vaccinated, a total of 131,078,608. The same data shows that over 164 million have received one dose of a vaccine. The U.S. previously approved immunization for the virus to everyone over the age of sixteen this past April, while children below the age of twelve …

In The News: CDC Looking Into Possible Heart Problem In Some Vaccine Recipients

The New York Times has reported that the CDC is looking into a possible heart problem in a few teenage recipients of the COVID-19 vaccines. According to the agency's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices the Vaccine Safety Technical Work Group ( VaST ) has reviewed post-authorization vaccine safety data on a regular basis since the …

In The News: Pfizer And Astra-Zeneca Vaccines Found To Be ‘Highly-Effective’ Against New COVID Strains

According to a new study by Public Health England, the Astra-Zeneca, and Pfizer vaccines are very effective against new strains from India and the U.K.. Testing done between April 05 and May 16 discovered that Pfizer's BioNTech vaccine was 88% effective against a coronavirus variant ( B.1617.2 ) from India, two weeks after a second …

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