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By the Numbers: Children and COVID-19 Prevention

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Over 6.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to children aged 12-17 years as of June 7, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   The latest results from the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker show that 22.5% of […]

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Brazils Anvisa Weighs Conditional Approval of Russian Vaccine

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Technical staff at Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Friday recommended conditions for any approval of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, such as restricting use to healthy adults. Anvisa’s technical staff made the same recommendations for the Covaxin shot, made by Bharat Biotech, a private company based in the Indian city of […]

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More Than 1 Million Vaccine Passes Downloaded in New York

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About 1.1 million people have downloaded New York’s Excelsior Pass, which was introduced in March and is the first and only government-sponsored “vaccine passport” in the U.S. so far, according to The New York Times . The Excelsior Pass, which displays […]

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Yankees, Olympics, & COVID: Can Sports Win the Day?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In 2004, Tara Kirk Sell broke the world record in the 100-meter breaststroke, earning a silver medal at the Olympics in Athens, Greece. She remembers the grueling training leading up to the games but also fondly recalls the camaraderie among the […]

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Sanofi-GSK Report Positive Interim Results for Their COVID-19 Shot

PARIS (Reuters) – An experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline showed a robust immune response in early-stage clinical trial results, enabling them to move to a late-stage study, the French drugmaker said on Monday. Sanofi and Britain’s GSK said a global Phase III trial would start in the coming weeks and involve more […]

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CVS Offers COVID-19 Vaccines Nationwide for Ages 12-15

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. CVS Health is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to ages 12-15 at more than 5600 locations across the country, the company announced on Wednesday. Starting May 13, the participating locations will begin giving the Pfizer shot to the newly eligible group. Parental […]

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Postvaccine COVID Infections and Deaths Rare, UK Study Finds

LONDON (Reuters) – A very small number of mainly frail, elderly COVID-19 patients are being hospitalised and dying even after having a first dose of Pfizer’s or AstraZeneca’s vaccines, but this does not mean the shots aren’t working, UK researchers said on Friday. Presenting real-world data on a subset of hospitalised COVID-19 patients in the […]

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All US Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. All adults in the U.S. became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, with all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico meeting President Joe Biden’s April 19 deadline to open eligibility. Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont were the […]

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Pfizer, Moderna Say Booster Shots Probably Needed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People who’ve received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines will probably need a booster shot this year, top executives for those two pharmaceutical companies said this week. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people who’ve gotten both doses would […]