Moderna Covid booster shot endorsed by FDA

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine should get a half-dose booster to bolster protection against the virus. The panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to recommend a booster shot for seniors, adults with other health problems, jobs or living situations that put them at increased risk for COVID-19. […]

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J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response – The Denver Post

LONDON — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose. J&J said in statement that an extra dose — given either two months or six months after the initial shot — revved up protection. The results haven’t yet been published or vetted by […]

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Moderna vaccine: Booster shots not needed, declares new research – here’s why

Booster shot doses are being debated globally to determine whether a stronger immunity and a potential stop to the COVID-19 spread is feasible. Concerns circulate regarding even a small reduction in efficacy against the spread of Covid and how this could strain the health care system particularly with Winter approaching. Lasting immunity against COVID-19 in vaccinated people was a question […]

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COVID-19 booster shots may be needed within 12 months, US officials say

People vaccinated against COVID-19 may require booster shots within nine to 12 months of their initial vaccination, Reuters reported. Evidence suggests that the coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna offer at least six months of robust protection from COVID-19 infection. But even if this protection lasts for longer, several highly-transmissible viral variants are now circulating; that means people may […]

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Single dose of vaccine acts as ‘booster’ in those with prior COVID-19 infection

These are the findings of a study, published as a research letter in The Lancet, of 51 UK healthcare workers, around half of whom had a previous laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. It showed that a single dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s RNA vaccine resulted in a significantly enhanced immune response against the virus, compared to a single dose in those without prior infection. […]

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1,000 students in central Ontario face suspension for failing to update immunization records

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is issuing suspension orders to more than 1,000 students whose immunization records are not up-to-date in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. The health unit stated Tuesday that while suspension orders must be issued, it is continuing to work with parents to ensure their children’s records are updated […]

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