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CDC director backs Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shots

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Earlier in the week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also moved to approve the vaccine for the same age group, giving the product full licensure.  SAN FRANCISCO ALLOWS THIRD COVID-19 SHOT FOR JOHNSON & JOH...

Moderna CEO pushes for second COVID-19 booster shot, but doctors aren’t yet convinced it’s necessary

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Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel made the announcement during a Goldman Sachs-organized healthcare conference Thursday.  "I still believe we’re going to need boosters in the fall of ’22 and forward," Bancel said.    ...

Mixing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines gives a better immune system response against COVID-19, study finds

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The study, which was conducted by researchers at Oxford University, examined the immune system responses of 1,070 subjects who took some combination of the Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Novavax, and Moderna va...

White House’s chief Covid-19 science officer calls on Moderna to ‘step up’ global vaccine efforts

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The White House's top scientist focused on Covid-19 sought to ratchet up pressure on Moderna, saying the pharmaceutical giant needs to "step up" to provide more of its Covid-19 vaccine to the world in the urgent rac...

FDA says Moderna vaccine’s benefits outweigh risks after Nordic countries limit use

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The FDA responded after health officials in Finland said Thursday that males under age 30 should not receive the Moderna vaccine due to a slightly higher risk of developing myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart. ...

Two die in Japan days after receiving Moderna shots suspended over contamination risk

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Tokyo, Japan Two people have died in Japan days after receiving doses from a batch of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines whose use was suspended Thursday following concerns over a contamination risk, the country's Ministry of...

Japan suspends 1.63M doses of Moderna over contamination

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The health ministry said contamination was reported from multiple vaccination sites. Some doses might have been administered, but no adverse health effects have been reported so far, officials said. Takeda Pharmaceut...

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine 93% effective after 6 months

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"We are pleased that our COVID-19 vaccine is showing durable efficacy of 93% through six months, but recognize that the Delta variant is a significant new threat so we must remain vigilant," Stéphane Bancel, CEO of M...

Moderna seeks to expand COVID-19 vaccine trial for kids

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"It is our intent to expand the trial and we are actively discussing a proposal with the FDA," a Moderna spokesperson wrote to Fox News in an email. "The objective is to enroll a larger safety database which increase...

EU likely to decide on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for kids next week

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At a press briefing on Thursday, Dr. Marco Cavaleri, the EU drug regulator’s head of vaccines strategy, said its expert committee was currently evaluating Moderna’s application to extend the use of its coronavirus va...

Sen. Ron Johnson sends letters to Moderna, Pfizer CEOs seeking answers about COVID-19 vaccines

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The conference in Milwaukee included stories from five people, four of whom were women, from across the country who experienced adverse reactions to the vaccines and experienced "refusal or reluctance" from their doc...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 100% effective in adolescents, company says

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The findings stem from a U.S. study involving over 3,700 kids, called TeenCOVE. Moderna intends to submit the findings to regulators around the world in early June.  "We are encouraged that mRNA-1273 was highly effec...

Moderna claims vaccine 96% effective in teens 12 to 17

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The announcement is just one of several major developments Moderna revealed in its Q1 2021 Business Update.  Parents and students alike have complained about the issues faced by studying remotely, with some concerns ...

Moderna providing 500M doses of COVID-19 vaccine to COVAX following WHO approval

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"I am grateful to our Gavi and COVAX partners for their tireless work and to the entire Moderna team for their collaboration to reach this agreement," Stephane Bancel, Moderna CEO, said in a statement posted to the c...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine could have longer shelf life, company says

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The jab is approved for up to 1 month of storage at refrigerator temperatures (2 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius), though a longer shelf life could ease logistics in smaller clinical settings if authorized, Mode...

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines cut hospitalizations among older adults by 94%, CDC finds

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Partially vaccinated patients (two weeks post-first dose) cut their hospitalization risk by 64%, per results said to be the first real-world findings in the U.S. indicating mRNA vaccines protect against severe illnes...

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