FDA grapples with timing of booster for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with how to decide on booster doses of the single-shot Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
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Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen said Wednesday afternoon that she's hopeful that the region will start turning the corner on the latest wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Even though it doesn't feel like it sometimes, I believe there is cause for optimism," Bogen said during the regular weekly Allegheny County Covid-19 briefing Wednesday afternoon. She also noted the preparations for the approval of vaccinations for children ages 5-11. The county has been averagi ng between…
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Jair Bolsonaro ’s comments called ‘stupid and selfish’ in country where 600,000 people have died of CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 600,000 of his citizens have lost their lives to a Covid-19 outbreak he once pooh-poohed as a “little flu”, but Brazil’s science-denying president,Jair Bolsonaro, has announced he will decline to be vaccinated, saying “it makes no sense” for him to do so.“With regard to the vaccine, I’ve decided not to have it any more,” the 66-year-old populisttold a right-wing radio station on T...
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Three of the largest employers in Texas confirmed they will follow President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate that requires employees of major companies to get vaccinated against COVID-19.WebMD Health News
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Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin both report that 97% of their employees have complied with Covid-19 vaccination policies as the two organizations approach Nov. 1 deadlines.
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New York Governor Kathy Hochul said 3% of health care workers in the state - about 25,000 people - have been fired, resigned, retired or on furlough for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
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The finding comes after the F.D.A. released an analysis suggesting that J.&J. did not submit robust evidence for booster shots.
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Although COVID-19 deaths continue to decline, vaccine inequity persists, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, again calling for greater support for developing countries.
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You won't have to be vaccinated, but you'll need at least proof of a negative COVID-19 test to attend next spring's Coachella and Stagecoach festivals.
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For the past seven decades, the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman who died of cervical cancer, have saved countless lives, and made numerous scientific breakthroughs possible, such as the human papillomavirus and polio vaccines, drugs for HIV treatment, together with cancer and COVID-19 research.   
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Grants to engage community-based organizations, local health departments, and federally qualified health centers to help remove barriers to and promote acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination for Wisconsin communities that face barriers to accessing medical care and people who have a mistrust of government agencies, the medical community, and/or vaccines. Rural populations are listed as a program focus. Geographic coverage: Wisconsin -- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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