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COVID vaccines overwhelmingly recommended for kids 5 to 11

Enlarge / A 13-year-old celebrates getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. (credit: Getty | JOSEPH PREZIOSO ) A committee of medical experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously (14 to 0) in favor of recommending a low dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children […]


Kid COVID-19 vaccines get green light from FDA advisors

Enlarge / A nurse gives a boy a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Florida on the day before classes begin for the 2021-22 school year. (credit: Getty | Paul Hennessy) A panel of independent medical experts advising the Food and Drug Administration voted 17 to 0 (with one abstention) […]

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Mix-and-match COVID boosters are as good—if not better than—all the same shots

Enlarge / A vial of the current Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (credit: Getty | Ivan Romano) Mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines for booster doses appears safe and as effective—if not more effective—than sticking with the same vaccine for a booster dose. That’s according to preliminary data posted online Wednesday from a clinical trial run by the […]

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CDC director overrules experts, allows Pfizer boosters for health workers

Enlarge / CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate committee hearing in July 2021. (credit: Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) Just past midnight last night, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overruled a committee of independent advisers, allowing for use of a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine booster dose in people with increased risk of […]