Continuing a long-running clash with federal health officials, Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration on Wednesday recommended that people under age 65 not receive newly approved COVID-19 booster shots.
Americans may soon be able to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday endorsed the new shots for everyone 6 months of age and older.
There’s still another step: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must sign off. A CDC advisory panel is set to issue recommendations Tuesday on who most needs the updated shots.
The CDC says the BA.2.86 COVID-19 variant ‘may be more capable of causing infection’ in those who have been vaccinated.
It’s the first time since the pandemic began that the federal government won’t cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccines.
President Joe Biden said Friday that he is planning to request more money from Congress to develop another new coronavirus vaccine, as scientists track new waves and hospitalizations rise, though not like before.
Researchers in Germany analyzed data from more than 300 people who received the COVID-19 vaccine, along with a booster dose.
The Biden administration will end the last remaining federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements next week when the national public health emergency for the coronavirus ends.
The Pentagon has formally dropped its COVID-19 vaccination mandate, but a new memo signed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also gives commanders some discretion in how or whether to deploy troops who are not vaccinated.
The Florida Supreme Court has approved Gov. Ron DeSantis' request for a grand jury to investigate any alleged wrongdoing related to COVID-19 vaccines. The statewide grand jury will be empaneled in Hillsborough County, and will meet for one year.
Two years ago, the first group of people were able to get their COVID-19 vaccine in US, and a new report from the Commonwealth Fund shows the shots prevented more than 18 million hospitalizations and three million deaths.
Saying that COVID-19 vaccines have been "pushed on Americans," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to impanel a grand jury to investigate "wrongdoing in Florida" related to the shots.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he plans to petition the state’s Supreme Court to convene a grand jury to investigate "any and all wrongdoing" with respect to the COVID-19 vaccines.
More than 8,000 active-duty service members were discharged for failure to obey a lawful order when they refused the vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress, ending a directive that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed recruitment and retention.
The CDC said this emphasizes the need for pregnant women to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations to help protect themselves and infants too young to be vaccinated.
Over 20 million people, including nearly 1 in 5 older people, have gotten the new vaccine, which was formulated to target the coronavirus variants most dominant in the United States.
Pfizer said the commercial pricing for adult COVID-19 vaccine doses could start in early 2023, depending on when the U.S. government phases out its program of buying the shots.
Some scientists are raising questions about new COVID-19 vaccine guidance from Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo. He is advising against the mRNA vaccines for men ages 18-39, citing an increased risk for cardiac death, but some health experts are coming out strongly against the new recommendation.
The tweaked COVID booster, which was approved in a fast-tracked strategy, is expected to be available next week after Labor Day.