Tag: immunizations

J&J says booster greatly improves COVID-19 vaccine efficacy as experts await FDA decision

Johnson & Johnson became the latest COVID-19 vaccine maker to offer an update on booster doses Tuesday, when it said data from a Phase 3...

More U.S. companies are considering surcharges for unvaccinated employees

A company crackdown on unvaccinated workers could be coming, in the form of more mandates and more financial penalties, a new survey suggests. One week...

US Health Officials Warn Booster Shots May Be Limited Initially

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Top federal health officials have told White House officials that the...

European regulator sees ‘no urgent need’ for COVID-19 boosters, aligning with WHO view and not the U.S.

The European Medicines Agency said Thursday that there is no “urgent need” for COVID-19 booster shots for fully vaccinated people and suggested instead the emphasis...

COVID-Clogged ICUs ‘Terrify’ Those With Chronic, Emergency Illness

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jessica Gosnell, MD, 41, from Portland, Oregon, lives daily with the...

WHO warns of possible 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths in Europe by December, and Fauci says U.S. could see another 100,000

The World Health Organization warned Monday that Europe will likely see 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths by Dec. 1, and Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S....

Flu Shot Timing: What’s Optimal?

Amid fresh national recommendations for COVID booster shots to ramp up waning immunity, new research examining the durability of flu vaccination indicates significantly dwindling protection...

Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive...

Get Flu Shot Early This Year? Same Time as COVID Vaccine?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With first-time COVID-19 immunizations continuing and the plan to offer booster...

FDA Approves Pfizer’s Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pfizer’s TicoVac vaccine for the treatment of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). The vaccine is approved outside of...

Meet the vaccine bouncers: ‘If our options are a complete lockdown or asking people to flash their card — I prefer the flashing of the card’

What’s it like to ask customers if they’re vaccinated against COVID-19? Sometimes awkward, always necessary and typically without tension, say some business owners who’ve made...

FDA authorizes an extra COVID-19 dose for people with weak immune systems in the first regulatory OK for a booster shot in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Thursday authorized an extra COVID-19 shot for people with compromised immune systems in a move that underscores the...

New Rules for Unvaccinated People, Delta Continues to Surge

These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week. As hospitalizations for Covid-19 continue to increase in Israel, with a significant share...

U.S. COVID-19 case tally passes 36 million as more states seek face-mask mandates and plead with unvaccinated to get shots

The U.S. tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passed 36 million on Wednesday, with at least three states gearing up to implement face-mask mandates as...

Judge: Norwegian cruises can require proof of vaccination

MIAMI — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents cruise lines from requiring passengers to prove they’re vaccinated against COVID-19, saying...

Fake Covid Vaccination Cards Are on the Rise in the U.S., Europe

MILAN—As Covid-19 vaccine mandates proliferate in the U.S. and Europe, so are swindlers selling bogus vaccination certificates. The U.S. government has said federal workers must...

If your employer fires you because you won’t get the COVID vaccine, don’t expect to collect unemployment

Each day more employers are telling employees they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in person or risk being fired. On Thursday CNN...

Here’s a glimmer of hope that more unvaccinated Americans are willing to get the COVID-19 shot

A quarter of unvaccinated adults say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, according to a new report...

WHO Calls for Halt to Covid-19 Booster Shots

The World Health Organization called Wednesday for a moratorium on Covid-19 booster shots until at least the end of September to address a shortfall in...

Delta variant is now in 135 countries, says WHO, as director-general calls for moratorium on boosters to allow poorer countries get first doses

The highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is now in 135 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, as its head...

ACOG, SMFM Urge All Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society...

New coronavirus wave is giving credence to the risks of a U.S. stagflation-like scenario

The spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus in some U.S. states is leading to the possibility that the economy may be heading into...

More than 110M COVID vaccines sent to 60 countries, US says

The White House says the U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan...

The delta variant is more than twice as contagious as previous strains of the virus, federal health officials say, as they urge vaccinations

Federal health officials struck a serious tone on Monday, once again urging Americans to get vaccinated and calling on more employers to require COVID-19 vaccines....

‘You’ve got to do the right thing’: 50 healthcare groups ask employers to mandate worker COVID vaccines — but one big obstacle remains

In the face of rising COVID-19 case counts fueled by the delta variant and ongoing reluctance to get vaccinated among many Americans, more than 50...