Monkeypox vaccine volunteer groups spring up with resources

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Monkeypox vaccine volunteer groups spring up with resources

Monkeypox vaccine is hard to find. So in a development reminiscent of the vaccine angel groups for Covid-19, volunteers are collecting information and making appointments for people who want to get vaccinated. Available appointments can be announced by New York City officials and then fully booked taken in minutes, said one vaccine volunteer, Jane Duncan […]

Vaccine choice for children nearing 5 years old: The New York Times

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Vaccine choice for children nearing 5 years old: The New York Times

“Understandably, many parents of young children have questions about the new coronavirus vaccines for babies and toddlers and the expected rollout next week of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna shots. We talked with infectious disease pediatricians to get answers to the most common ones,” Melinda Wenner Moyer writes over at The New York Times. “One specific […]

Covid vaccines recommended for kids under 5; questions remain

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Covid vaccines recommended for kids under 5; questions remain

(Updated) Covid vaccines for under-5 kids have been recommended for approval by the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee, but there are still a lot of questions about the rollout. The White House said last week that it has a plan for vaccinating kids under 5 years old against Covid, with the first shots for […]

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 […]