Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: More details on the rollout for children age 5 to 11

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: More details on the rollout for children age 5 to 11

The rollout of the Covid vaccine for children 5 through 11 years old, expected this week, is full of uncertainty. Will my pediatrician give it? What are the chances at CVS? My local independent pharmacy? What about a school clinic for all the kids at our school? Or the big state- and city-run sites? There’s […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Moderna booster is in the books, finally. Thanks, Costco.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Moderna booster is in the books, finally. Thanks, Costco.

It took a while, but I did manage to get the Moderna Covid vaccine booster for over-65 on Wednesday, Oct. 27. And I got it at that most elegant and excellent of all 21st-century health care providers: Costco. I’ve been trying to find this over-65 booster, a half-size dose from the original, since last Friday, […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Rolling out the vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds. What we know so far.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Rolling out the vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds. What we know so far.

By Jeanne Pinder and Virginia Jeffries Covid vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 are likely to be approved for distribution in early November by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. The decision on giving vaccines to younger kids will affect as many as 28 million children ages 5 to […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson & Johnson surges in New York, while Moderna’s still hard to find

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson & Johnson surges in New York, while Moderna’s still hard to find

An interesting change is taking place with the demand for the three Covid vaccines approved for use in the United States. We vaccinated a whopping 213 people on Sunday, Oct. 24, in the vaccine van we are using in the grant program we’re working on in Queens. The Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine has surged […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: U.S. vaccines trashed while millions across the globe desperately seek first dose

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: U.S. vaccines trashed while millions across the globe desperately seek first dose

For the last few months, news sources across the country have increasingly been reporting alarming evidence that, since the beginning of U.S. vaccine distribution in December, vast numbers of vaccine doses have gone to waste, with numbers still increasing in some states to this day. thousands of vaccine doses wasted daily The New York Times […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: F.D.A. gives full approval to Pfizer vaccine

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: F.D.A. gives full approval to Pfizer vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine today, according to a press release. “Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine,” the release said. “The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccines: The third shot is here, for immunocompromised people. How does it work?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccines: The third shot is here, for immunocompromised people. How does it work?

Third shots of the Covid vaccine are now being broadly recommended for people who are immunocompromised. But like a lot of the rest of the vaccine rollout, the change in policy has been a little rocky. The prospect of a third shot has been discussed for quite some time for immunocompromised people. Scientists noticed that […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: What about boosters, or, if you got Johnson and Johnson, what about getting a second shot?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: What about boosters, or, if you got Johnson and Johnson, what about getting a second shot?

A number of people who received the Johnson and Johnson covid vaccine (or Astra Zeneca outside of the United States) are seeking a second shot of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, in the belief that the Johnson and Johnson and other vaccines may be safer with  a booster. We heard about this from an acquaintance, […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: If you are in New York, can you get it?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: If you are in New York, can you get it?

The continued struggle to find a place to get the coronavirus vaccine in New York is causing a great deal of anxiety, mirrored by the anxiety of people in other states. I got the first dose of Moderna on Saturday at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. I have been following others’ struggles. A friend […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: I got a shot of the Moderna vaccine today. Here’s what happened.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: I got a shot of the Moderna vaccine today. Here’s what happened.

I got a shot of the Moderna Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine today (Jan. 16) at Jacobi Medical Center, a New York City Health & Hospitals site in the Bronx. Here’s how it happened. Because I’m 66, I qualify in the New York State classification for Stage 1B. But it was crazy hard to find a place […]