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Covid-19 vaccine boosters are ‘immoral’ and ‘unfair’, says WHO chief

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Distributing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots in some countries while inoculations across Africa lag is "immoral," according to the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). The increasing use of booste...

NIH director believes widespread coronavirus vaccine boosters will be recommended despite FDA opinion

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On Friday, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee said no to an application for boosters except for people 65 and older and for at-risk populations. In a conversation with "Fox News Sun...

Brown University to study COVID-19 vaccines, boosters in nursing home residents

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The team is set to study the duration of protective immunity among 800-1,200 nursing home residents following vaccination or when administered a booster shot, when federally recommended to do so, given emerging COVID...

Biden says health officials exploring whether to recommend Covid vaccine boosters after less than 8 months

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President Joe Biden said Friday that his administration was looking into whether to shorten the window of the planned Covid-19 booster shot program, something he discussed with Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ...

COVID-19 vaccine boosters: Here’s what to know

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WHY MIGHT WE NEED BOOSTERS? It’s common for protection from vaccines to decrease over time. A tetanus booster, for example, is recommended every 10 years. Researchers and health officials have been monitoring the re...

Dr. Marc Siegel: Why COVID boosters are what we need now 

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This group amounts to close to 3 percent of the U.S. population and is a step in the right direction based on a growing body of evidence that at least some of the immune protection garnered from these vaccines begin ...

FDA does not recommend ‘taking things into your own hands’ regarding Covid-19 vaccine boosters, says top agency official

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Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug Administration, said on Tuesday that the "FDA does not recommend taking things into your own hands" regarding Cov...

Vaccine protection may diminish need for yearly boosters

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Critical studies are underway, and evidence is mounting that immunity from the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna does not depend exclusively on antibodies that dwindle over time. The body has overlapping layer...