Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omicron pushing Covid out of pandemic phase: EU agency

The spread of the Omicron variant is pushing COVID towards being an endemic disease that humanity can live with, although it remains a pandemic for now, the EU's drug watchdog said Tuesday.

Vaccination

Expert clears up confusion about COVID-19 boosters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to expand the use of a single booster dose to 12- to 15-year-olds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.K. gov't advisers recommend against 4th vaccine dose

U.K. government advisers have recommended against giving a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to nursing home residents and people over 80 because data shows that a third shot offers lasting protection against admission to the ...

Vaccination

FDA shortens time to booster after Moderna vaccine to 5 months

(HealthDay)—Citing the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and the need for protection against it, U.S. federal health officials are shortening the recommended time between the second dose of the Moderna vaccine and a booster ...

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