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What’s the Best Time for Pregnant Women to Get COVID Vaccines?

Researchers compare maternal and fetal antibody responses to different COVID-19 vaccines.

Big Jump in HPV Vaccination Among Teens, Study Finds

More than 75% of kids 13-17 years old now have at least one dose of the HPV vaccine, researchers say.

‘Live’ Flu Vaccine Appears Safe for Kids with Asthma, New Study Finds

Live attenuated flu vaccine is no more likely to cause respiratory problems in kids with asthma than the inactivated version, researchers say.

COVID-19 Vaccination May Temporarily Lengthen Menstrual Cycle, New Study Suggests

COVID-19 vaccination may add about one day to a woman’s menstrual cycle, researchers find.

Does ‘Baby Talk’ Really Help Your Baby Learn to Speak?

Baby talk may be a key component in helping babies form words, researchers say.

60% Of Americans May Delay or Skip Flu Shot, Survey Finds

Despite COVID-19 and warnings that this flu season could be severe, many adults say they may delay or skip the flu shot, according to a new survey

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Expectant moms who receive mRNA Covid-19 vaccines pass antibodies to their newborns, researchers find.

HealthDay Now: Where Are COVID Booster Shots Needed Most?

In a HealthDay Now interview, Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discussed whether a COVID booster shot rollout in the U.S. would improve the outlook of the pandemic.

Checklist to prepare older children and teens for vaccination against COVID-19

Getting Your Kids Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

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06 Jul
Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program slashed the coronavirus' expected death rate by as much as 58%, saving hundreds of thousands of lives during the first two waves of the pandemic, a new study says.

Computer models estimate that vaccines prevented 235,000 COVID deaths...

06 Jul
Age Big Factor in COVID Vaccine Views

Age Big Factor in COVID Vaccine Views

Your age may play a huge role in whether you'll decide to get a COVID vaccine, new research finds.

Though vaccine hesitancy due to personal politics has drawn a lot of media attention, a University of Georgia

05 Jul
COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body Weight

COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body Weight

COVID vaccination is highly protective against severe disease in people of all body weights, new British research finds.

The study of over 9 million adults found that those who'd received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were strongly protected against hospitalization or ...

01 Jul
NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

New York City's Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the city has launched the first-of-their-kin...

01 Jul
Politics Big Factor in Folks' Decision to Get Boosters

Politics Big Factor in Folks' Decision to Get Boosters

Who you voted for at the ballot box may have the most influence over whether you've gotten a COVID-19 booster shot.

Researchers studying

30 Jun
FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it has asked vaccine makers to update their COVID-19 booster shots to target the Omicron subvariants known as BA.4 and BA.5.

The two highly contagious subvariants now

30 Jun
Fauci Has 'Rebound' COVID After Paxlovid, But Says Drug Kept Him Out of the Hospital

Fauci Has 'Rebound' COVID After Paxlovid, But Says Drug Kept Him Out of the Hospital

After being infected with COVID-19 earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci experienced a rebound after taking the antiviral pill

30 Jun
U.S. Orders 105 Million More Pfizer Shots for Fall Booster Campaign

U.S. Orders 105 Million More Pfizer Shots for Fall Booster Campaign

Anticipating a surge in booster shots this fall, the U.S. government said Wednesday that it is buying an added 105 million more doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

The $3.2...

30 Jun
What's the Best Timing for COVID Shots in Pregnancy?

What's the Best Timing for COVID Shots in Pregnancy?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy can help protect both mother and baby.

But does it matter which vaccine or at what stage of pregnancy a woman rece...

29 Jun
Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

A yearly flu shot may do more than protect you from a nasty bout of influenza: New research suggests it may help guard against Alzheimer's disease as well.

People who were vaccinated at least once ...

28 Jun
FDA Panel Supports Rollout of Tweaked Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer This Fall

FDA Panel Supports Rollout of Tweaked Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer This Fall

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that updated COVID-19 booster shots be used this fall to protect against Omicron and its highly contagious subvariants.

Because the virus mutates so quickly, the FDA may approve the new vaccine for...

27 Jun
FDA Panel to Weigh Improved Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer

FDA Panel to Weigh Improved Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will vote on Tue...

27 Jun
Pfizer Has Two Updated Booster Shots to Help Fight Omicron

Pfizer Has Two Updated Booster Shots to Help Fight Omicron

Pfizer Inc. announced Saturday that it has two possible candidates that beat back Omicron infection more effectively than its original vaccine.

The news follows Moderna'...

27 Jun
Babies, Toddlers & the COVID Shot: An Expert Answers Your Questions

Babies, Toddlers & the COVID Shot: An Expert Answers Your Questions

After a very long wait, babies, toddlers and preschoolers can now get COVID-19 shots.

Many parents may feel relief, but some may also have questions. Dr. Jessica Ericson, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Penn State Health Children's Hospital in Hershey, Pa., o...

27 Jun
COVID Boosters Raise Antibody Levels by 85% in Nursing Home Residents

COVID Boosters Raise Antibody Levels by 85% in Nursing Home Residents

Getting a COVID-19 booster shot can significantly increase an at-risk person's immunity and protect against the contagious Omicron variant.

New research f...

24 Jun
NYC Opens First Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic in U.S.

NYC Opens First Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic in U.S.

On Thursday, New York City became the first U.S. city to start offering the monkeypox vaccine to those at high risk for the disease.

The announcement follows sim...

24 Jun
CDC Panel Backs Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6-17

CDC Panel Backs Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6-17

An expert panel from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine be approved for kids between the ages of 6 and 17.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) endorsed the s...

24 Jun
COVID Vaccines Saved 20 Million Lives Worldwide in First Year

COVID Vaccines Saved 20 Million Lives Worldwide in First Year

Nearly two-thirds of the world's population has had at least one COVID-19 vaccine, which has prevented nearly 20 million deaths, new research finds.

The study

24 Jun
Pediatricians' Group Urges Parents to Get Youngest Kids Vaccinated Against COVID

Pediatricians' Group Urges Parents to Get Youngest Kids Vaccinated Against COVID

Now that a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for kids under age 5, a leading medical group urges parents to discuss it with their health care provider.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that parents ask their children's doctor or other clinician any ques...

23 Jun
CDC Panel Urges Seniors to Get New, More Potent Flu Shot This Fall

CDC Panel Urges Seniors to Get New, More Potent Flu Shot This Fall

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisory panel on Wednesday voted to recommend that Americans 65 and older get the new, more...

23 Jun
Britain Investigates Possible Presence of Poliovirus in London

Britain Investigates Possible Presence of Poliovirus in London

Health authorities in Britain, who routinely test sewage samples for the virus that causes polio, declared a "nati...

23 Jun
Moderna Says Omicron-Specific Booster Should Be Ready by August

Moderna Says Omicron-Specific Booster Should Be Ready by August

Moderna Inc. announced Wednesday that the revamped COVID booster shot it has developed to fight Omicron and its subvariants should be ready for public use by August.

The company has ...

22 Jun
CDC Warns of Deadly Outbreak of Meningitis Among Gay Men in Florida

CDC Warns of Deadly Outbreak of Meningitis Among Gay Men in Florida

One of the worst meningitis outbreaks in U.S. history has prompted public health officials to urge gay and bisexual men who live in Florida or plan to visit the state to get vaccinated right away.

Twenty-four cases of meningitis (

22 Jun
U.S. HPV Vaccination Rates Rising, Even Among Boys

U.S. HPV Vaccination Rates Rising, Even Among Boys

More and more of America's teens are getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus virus (HPV), new research indicates.

Between 2015 and 2020,

20 Jun
With CDC Approval, COVID Shots For Kids Under 5 Ready for Delivery

With CDC Approval, COVID Shots For Kids Under 5 Ready for Delivery

After a final sign-off on Saturday from the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 have finally become a reality.

"This expands eligibility for vaccination to nearly 20 million additional children and m...

17 Jun
FDA Approves Pfizer, Moderna Shots for Those 5 and Under

FDA Approves Pfizer, Moderna Shots for Those 5 and Under

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the emergency use of both the Pfizer and

16 Jun
Fauci Tests Positive for COVID, Has Mild Symptoms

Fauci Tests Positive for COVID, Has Mild Symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's leading infectious disease expert, has tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced Wednesday.

The 81-year-old director of NIAID tested positive on a rapid antigen test and...

16 Jun
Flu Shots Lag in States With Low COVID Vaccine Uptake

Flu Shots Lag in States With Low COVID Vaccine Uptake

Adult flu shots have slumped in states with low COVID-19 vaccination rates, suggesting that COVID-19 vaccination behavior may have spilled over to flu-vaccine behavior, new research indicates.

University of California, Los Angeles researchers point to declining trust in ...

15 Jun
FDA Panel Backs Pfizer, Moderna Shots for Kids 5 and Under

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer, Moderna Shots for Kids 5 and Under

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend the emergency use of both the Pfizer and

15 Jun
FDA Advisors Back Moderna Shot for Older Children, Teens

FDA Advisors Back Moderna Shot for Older Children, Teens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory panel voted unanimously on Tuesday to recommend the agency approve the emergency use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 6 to 17.

Despite the unanimous support, some panel members worried that trials of ...

14 Jun
FDA Panel to Weigh Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6 to 17

FDA Panel to Weigh Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6 to 17

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory panel will decide on Tuesday whether to recommend the agency approve the emergency use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 6 to 17.

The panel will

13 Jun
Pfizer, Moderna COVID Shots Work for Kids Under 5, FDA Says

Pfizer, Moderna COVID Shots Work for Kids Under 5, FDA Says

Antibody levels suggest that three doses of Pfizer's pediatric COVID vaccine help guard children under 5 against infection, a new analysis from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows.

It was posted<...

10 Jun
Millions of COVID Shots Ready for Kids Under 5: White House

Millions of COVID Shots Ready for Kids Under 5: White House

Pharmacies and states have ordered millions of doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines for children younger than 5 in advance of possible U.S. authorization of the shots next week, the Biden administration said Thursday.

Senior officials said that 5 million doses ...

10 Jun
Unvaccinated People With Heart Failure Face Triple the Odds of Fatal COVID

Unvaccinated People With Heart Failure Face Triple the Odds of Fatal COVID

Heart failure patients who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 have a three times higher risk of death if they get the disease than those who are fully vaccinated and have received one booster, new research shows.

The findings are crucial because many heart failure...

09 Jun
Two New Omicron Subvariants Gain Ground in U.S.

Two New Omicron Subvariants Gain Ground in U.S.

The Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are spreading rapidly in the United States, but it's not yet clear if they'll trigger a new wave of infections or a surge in hospitalizat...

08 Jun
COVID Breakthrough Infections More Likely in People Living With HIV

COVID Breakthrough Infections More Likely in People Living With HIV

Even after vaccination, living with HIV ups the odds for COVID infection, new research shows.

The study found that vaccinated people living with HIV have a 28% higher risk of developing a "breakthrough" COVID infection compared to those who don't have the AIDS-causing v...

08 Jun
Moderna Says Updated Vaccine Tackles Omicron

Moderna Says Updated Vaccine Tackles Omicron

Moderna announced Wednesday that its updated COVID-19 booster shot does a better job at thwarting the Omicron variant than the original version does.

"We are thrilled to share the preliminary data analysis on mRNA-1273.214, which is the second demonstration of superiorit...

08 Jun
FDA Advisors Back Novavax COVID Shot

FDA Advisors Back Novavax COVID Shot

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel on Tuesday recommended that Novavax's COVID-19 shots be added to the vaccine arsenal that Americans have at their disposal.

Twenty-one panel members voted to approve the vaccine, while one person abstained. Next,...

07 Jun
FDA Panel to Decide on Novavax COVID Vaccine

FDA Panel to Decide on Novavax COVID Vaccine

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel will weigh whether to recom...

03 Jun
COVID Shots Coming for Kids Under 5 in June: White House

COVID Shots Coming for Kids Under 5 in June: White House

Children under the age of 5 may be able to get their first COVID vaccinations as early as June 21, the White House said Thursday.

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will

03 Jun
How Many Days Do COVID Antibodies Stick Around?

How Many Days Do COVID Antibodies Stick Around?

Adults who get COVID-19 could have antibodies circulating in their blood for nearly 500 days after infection, new research suggests.

"We now have a good estimate of how long antibodies last aft...

03 Jun
COVID Vaccine a Key Factor in Decisions Around Surgery

COVID Vaccine a Key Factor in Decisions Around Surgery

Vaccination played a crucial role when Americans were deciding whether to have surgery during the pandemic, a new study finds.

"It's critical to understand what factors affect a pat...

02 Jun
Pfizer Asks FDA to OK COVID Vaccine for Youngest Kids

Pfizer Asks FDA to OK COVID Vaccine for Youngest Kids

Pfizer Inc. said Wednesday that it has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve the emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children under the age of 5.

The company said in a

02 Jun
It's the Number of COVID Shots You Get, Not Combination, That Brings Immune Boost

It's the Number of COVID Shots You Get, Not Combination, That Brings Immune Boost

The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses received — not the combinations — is the key to strengthening your immune system to protect against different variants of the coronavirus, including Omicron, a new study suggests.

A team from the Chinese University of Hong Kong al...

02 Jun
Prior COVID Won't Shield Kids From Omicron, But Vaccine Might

Prior COVID Won't Shield Kids From Omicron, But Vaccine Might

Children who have had COVID-19 aren't protected against the Omicron variant, but vaccination does cut their chances of infection, a new study shows.

"I hear parents say,...

25 May
Vaccines Don't Shield Against Long COVID, But May Ease Symptoms

Vaccines Don't Shield Against Long COVID, But May Ease Symptoms

Vaccinated people who experience a breakthrough case of COVID-19 are at risk for developing long-haul symptoms, though they are better protected against some of the worst ones, new data show.

Compared to the unvaccinated, people who had COVID shots had a 15% lower risk o...

25 May
Most COVID Long-Haulers Still Having Symptoms 15 Months Later

Most COVID Long-Haulers Still Having Symptoms 15 Months Later

Many COVID-19 patients who didn't wind up in the hospital continue to battle lingering health issues more than a year later, a new study finds.

These long-haulers continue to suffer neurologic symptoms, fatigue and a compromised quality of life long after their initial ...

24 May
Cancer Patients Have Even Greater Need for COVID Boosters: Study

Cancer Patients Have Even Greater Need for COVID Boosters: Study

Cancer patients continue to face more risk from COVID-19, even if they've been vaccinated.

Although vaccination is effective for most people who have cancer (even though they're immunocompromised by the disease and their cancer treatments), its effectiveness wanes...

23 May
3-Dose Pfizer COVID Vaccine Spurs Strong Response in Youngest Kids

3-Dose Pfizer COVID Vaccine Spurs Strong Response in Youngest Kids

Pfizer/BioNTech says a three-dose regimen of its COVID-19 vaccine appears to provoke a strong immune response in the youngest age group of children — those aged 6 months to 5 years.

This is the only age group not yet approved for COVID-19 vaccination by the U.S. Food a...

23 May
Repeat Infections With COVID-19 May Become the Norm

Repeat Infections With COVID-19 May Become the Norm

COVID-19 might be easing into a new status as a widely circulating and somewhat harsher version of the common cold, experts say — a virus that folks could contract repeatedly, even if they were recently infected.

"[SARS-CoV-2] is destined to join four of its family mem...

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