Unusual syndrome affects patients with AstraZeneca vaccine – symptoms to spot
THE ROLLOUT of coronavirus vaccines has saved millions of lives worldwide. These jabs, produced by the likes of Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca have helped reduce the spread of the virus and reduce transmission. However, in some very rare circumstances, some patients have experienced a few unusual side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should parents get the Covid vaccine for kids under 5?
Parents of children under age 5 can finally get their kids the coronavirus vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young kids. Now, everyone ages 6 months and older is eligible for vaccination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer Plans a Vaccine to Target All Coronaviruses Pfizer Plans a Vaccine to Target All Coronaviruses
"I applaud the sentiment that is long overdue," said Eric Topol, MD."It is crucial that we get ahead of the virus, and the best way is to develop pan-betacoronavirus vaccines that are variant-proof."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 30, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer Plans a Vaccine to Target All Coronaviruses
Pizer and its partner BioNTech announced plans on Wednesday to develop a vaccine that will work against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and the entire class, or family, of related coronaviruses. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interim Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines in Children Aged 6 Months-5 Years - United States, June 2022
This report describes the recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines among children. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 30, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Children's Health Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaccines COVID-19 Source Type: news

U.S. Orders 105 Million More Pfizer Shots for Fall Booster Campaign
THURSDAY, June 30, 2022 -- Anticipating a surge in booster shots this fall, the U.S. government said Wednesday that it is buying an added 105 million more doses of Pfizer ' s COVID-19 vaccine. The $3.2 billion deal comes at a time when the government... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 30, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Pregnant People Should Get COVID-19 Vaccines As Soon As Possible
COVID-19 poses health risks during pregnancy for everyone involved. Pregnant people are at higher risk for severe disease, and the chances of negative outcomes for mother and baby—such as preeclampsia, preterm birth, and stillbirth—increase with infection. However, pregnant people were excluded from the original vaccine trials, so when the vaccines first became available, many soon-to-be-mothers were unsure about taking them. Thousands of pregnant people have now been vaccinated in the U.S., and an abundance of data show that getting vaccinated during pregnancy is safe and protective for both mothers and babies...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law and Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

U.S. Buys 105 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses for Fall Campaign
(Washington) — U.S. health officials said Wednesday they have agreed to purchase another 105 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in anticipation of a fall booster campaign. The $3.2 billion deal announced by the Biden administration comes as federal scientists consider how to update the vaccines to better protect Americans from the rapidly evolving virus. Federal officials said the purchase agreement includes the option to purchase a total of 300 million doses, including a mix of doses for both adults and children. The first shots would be delivered by early fall, pending a decision by the Food and Drug ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Pfizer Seeks Full FDA Approval For Covid Antiviral Pill Paxlovid
Full approval would allow Pfizer to market the drug to consumers and let it remain on the market when officials declare the Covid emergency over. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

'Moderate' Vax Protection Against Omicron for Young Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Protection against Omicron in children ages 5-11 years was minimal following a single dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, but hovered around 50% following the second dose, a large observational study from Israel found... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 30, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rush for Vasectomies; Catching COVID From a Cat; Some D.A.s to Let Abortions Slide
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Pfizer says the U.S. government is buying more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in a $3.2 billion deal that would potentially include orders of an adult Omicron-adapted... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 30, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

‘A Little Pinch, but It Was OK.’ Elmo Gets Vaccinated Against COVID-19
V is for vaccine. Elmo got a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, according to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street.” Read more: A Parent’s Guide to COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids In a public service announcement posted to YouTube, the beloved 3-and-a-half-year-old “Sesame Street” star talked with his dad about what it was like to get the shot. “There was a little pinch, but it was OK,” Elmo said in the video. Elmo’s dad said he had a lot of questions for the pediatrician, who assured him that vaccinations are safe and effective for children. [tim...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Pfizer Announces Submission of New Drug Application to the U.S. FDA for Paxlovid
Submission seeks approval for the treatment of COVID-19 in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at high risk for progression to severe illness from COVID-19; consistent with current emergency use authorization Final results from EPIC-HR... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 30, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Q & A: What you should know about new COVID vaccines for young kids
Vaccines against COVID-19 are finally available for the youngest Americans.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on June 17 to authorize shots from Moderna and Pfizer for children as young as 6 months. The vaccines are rolling out across the country, including at UCLA Health, making vaccine-induced immunity against coronavirus available for the first time to children younger than 5.“It’s great news as many people are looking forward to summer vacations and getting together with family,” saidDr. Annabelle de St. Maurice, a pediatrician and co-chief infection prevention officer for UCLA Health. “Both vaccines h...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 29, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

US buys 105 million COVID vaccine doses for fall campaign
The U.S. government will purchase another 105 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in anticipation of a fall booster campaign (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news