Our Queens Village van: Dozens more Covid vaccines on a balmy day

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Our Queens Village van: Dozens more Covid vaccines on a balmy day

Our Queens Village vaccine operation continues to draw traffic and to vaccinate people in this undervaccinated neighborhood on the southeast corner of Queens, bordering on Long Island. Wednesday, Feb. 23, was a 65-degree day after a long cold winter. It was windy and yet balmy, and the vaccine van across from Ss. Joachim and Anne […]

FDA delays process for Pfizer vaccine for children under 5: WebMD

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FDA delays process for Pfizer vaccine for children under 5: WebMD

“In a striking reversal, federal regulators said on Friday that they would wait for data on whether three doses of the [Pfizer-BioNTech] coronavirus vaccine are effective in children younger than 5 before deciding whether to authorize a vaccine for the age group,” WebMD reported Friday. “The Food and Drug Administration will postpone a meeting of […]

F.D.A. to meet Feb. 15 to consider approving Pfizer vaccine for children 0-5 years old

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F.D.A. to meet Feb. 15 to consider approving Pfizer vaccine for children 0-5 years old

Authorization of a Covid vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech for children younger than age 5 will be considered by he Food and Drug Administration at a meeting on Feb. 15, the F.D.A. reported. Children 6 months to 4 years old would be affected by an F.D.A. decision. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized for children 5 through […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: How to get more people vaccinated through volunteer efforts

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: How to get more people vaccinated through volunteer efforts

“America is awash in vaccines. After a winter and spring where it was very, very difficult to get an appointment, we now have plenty of doses to go around. Kids over 5 can get shots, and the FDA even greenlit boosters for older teenagers last week,” Tim Requarth writes over at Slate, in a piece […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the pass: The New York Excelsior pass, and how those vaccine apps work (or don’t work)

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the pass: The New York Excelsior pass, and how those vaccine apps work (or don’t work)

By Jeanne Pinder and Virginia Jeffries How well do those electronic vaccine confirmation passes on your phone work? We did a little bit of digging, and found out that it’s a mixed bag. The Excelsior pass is the New York State version, and that’s our focus here. It or something similar is needed to show […]

Covid vaccines deliver immunity that is more consistent than immunity from infection, but both last at least six months – The Washington Post

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Covid vaccines deliver immunity that is more consistent than immunity from infection, but both last at least six months – The Washington Post

“It’s a question that scientists have been trying to answer since the start of the pandemic, one that is central to the rancorous political debates over coronavirus vaccine policies: How much immunity does someone have after recovering from a coronavirus infection, and how does it compare with immunity provided by vaccination?” Lena H. Sun and Joel […]

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 […]