COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans’ protection against the virus
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the O.K. to Covid-19 vaccine "booster" shots made by Cambridge biotech Moderna Inc. Moderna (Nasdaq: MRNA) is now able to make and distribute boosters — third shots identical to each of the first two in the series, but half the amount — for patients 65 and older, adults with underlying medical conditions and adults who are at a high risk for Covid-19 because of their occupati ons or time in institutional settings. The decision comes a few days…
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As the number of Americans getting COVID-19 vaccines has risen, there is a heightened push to provide booster shots to some vaccinated persons to ensure that their immunity continues.Medscape Reader Polls
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Even as metro Milwaukee ’s largest private sector employer Advocate Aurora Health said 99% of its employees complied with its Covid-19 vaccine policy, another major area employer, GE Healthcare, said all of its employees must get vaccinated by Dec. 8.
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Oregon's central administrative agency inadvertently released the COVID-19 vaccination status of more than 40,000 state employees to two newspapers. The newspapers said they will not publish the data.Associated Press
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5 could be available by early November at pharmacies and pediatrician's offices.
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At facilities in several states, many workers are still not immunized. “I just feel like a sitting duck,” one resident said.
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U.S. regulators expect to rule Wednesday on authorizing booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccines
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As more California cities require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations in public places, a cherished burger chain has become an unlikely flashpoint.
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