Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccine booster drive is faltering in the US

The COVID-19 booster drive in the U.S. is losing steam, worrying health experts who have pleaded with Americans to get an extra shot to shore up their protection against the highly contagious omicron variant.

Vaccination

Pfizer booster more than 50% protective against omicron

A booster dose of the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine (BNT162b2) against SARS-CoV-2 after an initial two doses of either the CoronaVac inactivated virus vaccine or Pfizer–BioNTech mRNA vaccine is shown to provide protection against ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID boosters keep older Americans out of hospitals: CDC

(HealthDay)—The risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot, new government data shows.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Arthritis & the COVID vaccine: What you need to know

(HealthDay)—Some arthritis drugs may reduce the effectiveness of COVID vaccines, according to the Arthritis Foundation, which also offers advice on booster shots.

Vaccination

WHO: COVID boosters should start with most vulnerable

The World Health Organization says that coronavirus vaccine boosters should now now be offered to people, starting with the most vulnerable, in a move away from its previous insistence that boosters were unnecessary for healthy ...

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