"Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial J&J vaccine," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. Last year, it chose “pandemic.”
“I keep saying it over and over, the next couple of months are going to be up to us. I mean, we, right now, have a tool, a very effective tool,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said, urging vaccination amid news of the worrying new omicron variant.
U.S. health officials say Merck's experimental COVID-19 pill is effective but they raised questions about its safety during pregnancy.
The European Union has authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children as young as 5 years old.
The union for St. Paul police officers has filed a lawsuit against the city's pending COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
On Tuesday, one day after the deadline for compliance, 92% of the 3.5 million federal workers covered by Biden’s mandate reported to the government that they are at least partially vaccinated, according to White House officials.
President Joe Biden plans to require essential nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22.
The rules pertain to non-U.S. nationals. American citizens and permanent residents may still enter the U.S. regardless of their vaccination status.
Right now, Minnesota has some of the highest COVID-19 positivity rates than anywhere else in the country, but health officials have not issued stay home orders ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one COVID-19 shot by President Biden's Monday deadline, a U.S. official said.
The FDA has authorized Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots to all U.S. adults, ahead of approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The White House announced Friday that it has purchased 10 million treatment courses of Pfizer's investigational COVID-19 oral antiviral candidate Paxlovid.
At least 2.6 million kids have received a shot, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients says, with 1.7 million doses administered in the last week alone.
In October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for Moderna's COVID-19 booster for adults who are 65 and older, as well as adults between 18 and 64 who are at risk for severe COVID-19.
The Biden administration is making billions of dollars available to drugmakers to scale up domestic production of COVID-19 vaccines to share with the world.
Pfizer has signed a deal with a U.N.-backed group to allow other manufacturers to make its experimental COVID-19 pill in an effort to expand access.
"If you get vaccinated and your family's vaccinated, you can feel good about enjoying a typical Thanksgiving, Christmas with your family and close friends," Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden was joined by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at Texas Children's Hospital as part of efforts to visit pediatric vaccination clinics across the country over the coming weeks to encourage shots.
Two major hospital systems in Minnesota both made very public pleas Friday -- they need help slowing the spread of COVID-19. And in one case, they need actual help in the form of workers.