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FDA panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Oct. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted...

Whitmer orders state to prep for vaccinating kids ages 5-11

Oct. 26, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday directed the state to ensure that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 will be quickly available if the federal government gives it the green light. Her directive came the same day an advisory...

FDA advisers endorse Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

Oct. 26, 2021 16:22 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA advisers endorse Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

US details new international COVID-19 travel requirements

Oct. 26, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children under 18 and people from dozens of countries with a shortage of vaccines will be exempt from new rules that will require most travelers to the United States be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Biden administration announced. The government...

Rutgers University sets December vaccine deadline for staff

Oct. 25, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University employees who are still unvaccinated against COVID-19 have until Dec. 8 to get vaccinated, the university announced Monday. In a statement, Rutgers Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Antonio Calcado said...

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11

Oct. 25, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer joins its rival Pfizer in moving toward expanding shots to children. Pfizer's kid-size vaccine doses are closer to widespread use. They are...

China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread

Oct. 25, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks. China becomes one of the very few countries in...

Florida's top doctor refuses mask, is told to leave meeting

Oct. 24, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed. Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a...

Africa tries to end vaccine inequity by replicating its own

Oct. 24, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a pair of Cape Town warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked sterile rooms, young scientists are assembling and calibrating the equipment needed to reverse engineer a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to reach South Africa and most of the world's...

Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

Oct. 23, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island nation gears up to further ease COVID-19 restrictions. Starting Nov. 1, workers in the health, security, airport and...