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UK authorizes booster vaccine that targets 2 COVID variants

British drug regulators became the first in the world to authorize Moderna’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine that targets the original 2020 virus and the BA.5 variant.
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UK authorizes booster vaccine that targets 2 COVID variants
August 17, 2022, 4:26 PM

UK authorizes booster vaccine design to target omicron variant

Dr. Alok Patel, a physician at Stanford Children’s Health, discusses how the new booster could affect the fight against COVID-19 and medical experts’ concerns about monkeypox on college campuses.
August 17, 2022, 4:26 PM
UK authorizes booster vaccine design to target omicron variant
August 17, 2022, 3:44 PM

New COVID booster shots could be on the way within weeks

ABC News' Trevor Ault reports on the latest on the fight against COVID and the new booster shots.
August 17, 2022, 3:44 PM
New COVID booster shots could be on the way within weeks
August 17, 2022, 3:26 PM

UK authorizes variant-specific vaccine in fight against COVID-19

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton breaks down the impact the new vaccine could have, and the latest on monkeypox in the U.S.
August 17, 2022, 3:26 PM
UK authorizes variant-specific vaccine in fight against COVID-19
August 17, 2022, 1:37 PM

Updated COVID boosters could be available in 3 weeks, White House predicts

White House COVID coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said newly-updated COVID boosters will be available in the next three weeks or so, if regulatory processes go as expected
August 17, 2022, 1:37 PM
Updated COVID boosters could be available in 3 weeks, White House predicts
August 17, 2022, 11:49 AM

New COVID bivalent vaccine expected in US in the fall

"Start Here" speaks with Sony Salzman, a coordinating producer for ABC News' Medical Unit, about the new bivalent booster shot for COVID.
August 17, 2022, 11:49 AM
New COVID bivalent vaccine expected in US in the fall
August 17, 2022, 11:48 AM

Novavax seeks FDA approval for COVID booster

Across the country, more than 110 million Americans have not received their first booster shot.
August 17, 2022, 11:48 AM
Novavax asks FDA for emergency authorization of its COVID-19 booster
August 11, 2022, 11:23 PM

Only half of eligible Americans have gotten their first COVID booster

Among people ages 50 years and older, the unvaccinated had a risk of dying from COVID-19 that was 29 times higher than their fully vaccinated and double-boosted peers.
August 11, 2022, 11:23 PM
Only half of eligible Americans have gotten their first COVID booster
August 11, 2022, 5:17 PM

17 GOP governors urge Biden to lift vaccine requirement for international travelers

The governors take issue with the requirement that non-U.S. citizens flying into the United States show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination before boarding a flight.
August 11, 2022, 5:17 PM
17 GOP governors urge Biden to lift vaccine requirement for international travelers
August 5, 2022, 10:43 PM

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine rollout off to sluggish start with just 7,000 doses in arms

Last month, officials from the CDC signed off on use of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine for those 18 years and older.
August 5, 2022, 10:43 PM
Novavax's COVID vaccine rollout off to sluggish start with just 7,000 doses
August 1, 2022, 6:55 PM

Convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 sees renewed promise in study

A new study found using plasma from COVID-19 survivors early in an infection period prevents hospitalization.
August 1, 2022, 6:55 PM
Possible COVID treatment sees renewed promise after new study
August 1, 2022, 6:50 PM

Experts turn to antibody treatment following swarm of breakthrough COVID-19 infections

With high-risk breakthrough COVID infections, monoclonal antibodies may help.
August 1, 2022, 6:50 PM
Experts turn to antibody treatment following swarm of breakthrough COVID infections
August 1, 2022, 5:43 PM

Vaccine mandates work, but rollout will be a bumpy road for employers: Opinion

Mandates are essential to creating safe workplaces.
August 1, 2022, 5:43 PM
Vaccine mandates work, but rollout will be a bumpy road for employers: Opinion
August 1, 2022, 5:38 PM

5 ways to double down on accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations: Opinion

The COVID-19 crisis is getting worse each day, but we see glimmers of hope like declining hospitalizations.
August 1, 2022, 5:38 PM
5 ways to double down on accelerating COVID vaccinations: Opinion
July 30, 2022, 8:22 PM

How communities with low vaccination rates face costs beyond the virus

Health departments in states with low COVID vaccination rates say there is a cost that comes with it -- for both hospitals and families.
July 30, 2022, 8:22 PM
How hospitals, families suffer due to low COVID vaccination rates
July 30, 2022, 1:01 AM

New COVID vaccines expected in fall

Vaccines are expected to hold up better against the omicron variant.
July 30, 2022, 1:01 AM
New COVID vaccines expected in fall
July 30, 2022, 12:45 AM

Biden secures millions of COVID-19 booster doses

The Biden administration is securing millions of doses of Pfizer and Moderna’s reformulated COVID vaccines which target the omicron subvariants.
July 30, 2022, 12:45 AM
Biden secures millions of COVID-19 booster doses
July 29, 2022, 11:01 PM

New COVID vaccines expected in fall

New COVID vaccines expected in fall.
July 29, 2022, 11:01 PM
New COVID vaccines expected in fall
July 29, 2022, 12:44 PM

Netherlands to offer more COVID-19 boosters in September

The government of the Netherlands says everyone age 12 years and over will be eligible for a vaccine booster shot as part of a campaign to head off a fall COVID-19 surge
July 29, 2022, 12:44 PM
Netherlands to offer more COVID-19 boosters in September
July 29, 2022, 12:01 PM

White House to offer updated booster shots this fall

Two senior Biden officials confirmed to ABC News that the government has decided to hold off on rolling out second boosters for everyone under 50 until September when new vaccine formulas should be ready.
July 29, 2022, 12:01 PM
White House to offer updated booster shots this fall
July 26, 2022, 11:02 PM

The future of COVID vaccines could be sprays, not shots

Experts gathered at a White House COVID vaccine summit on Tuesday to discuss improving inoculation and developing new options for the future
July 26, 2022, 11:02 PM
The future of COVID vaccines could be sprays, not shots
July 26, 2022, 10:10 PM

White House holds summit on next generation of COVID-19 vaccines

Senior officials and vaccine makers gathered at the White House to discuss the future of COVID-19 vaccines and detail the “next generation” of design and manufacturing.
July 26, 2022, 10:10 PM
White House holds summit on next generation of COVID-19 vaccines
July 26, 2022, 9:08 AM

43% of parents with young kids say their children will 'definitely not' get COVID vaccine

Forty-three percent of parents with children ages 6 months to 4 years old said they will "definitely not" get their child vaccinated against COVID-19, new polling found.
July 26, 2022, 9:08 AM
43% of parents with young kids say their children will not get COVID vaccine: Poll
1 month ago

Novavax COVID vaccine will still save lives, experts say, even with limited supply

A limited number of doses of Novavax 'sCOVID-19 vaccine are expected to be initially distributed.
1 month ago
Even with limited supply, experts say new COVID vaccine will still save lives
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DC to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall

Students over the age of 12 will be required to receive COVID-19 vaccines this fall in Washington, D.C.
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DC to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall
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Many unvaccinated first responders distrust vaccine, study says

A new study reports that states with a large number of unvaccinated first responders may face major workforce disruptions due to COVID-19.
1 month ago
Many unvaccinated first responders have low trust in the vaccine, study says
1 month ago

CDC endorses more traditional Novavax COVID shot for adults

Officials said between 26 million and 37 million adults haven’t had a vaccine.
1 month ago
CDC endorses Novavax COVID shot for adults
1 month ago

Biden admin stresses vaccines for older Americans as 'most immune evasive' COVID variant spreads

The Biden administration is urging Americans to stay up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines as “the most immune evasive” variant spreads, Dr. Ashish Jha said Sunday
1 month ago
Biden admin stresses vaccines for older Americans as 'evasive' COVID variant spreads
1 month ago

We're seeing high levels of reinfection: Dr. Ashish Jha

Martha Raddatz interviews White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha on "This Week."
1 month ago
We're seeing high levels of reinfection: Dr. Ashish Jha
1 month ago

Why Novavax’s vaccine was authorized 2 years into the pandemic

Novavax CEO Stanley Erck discusses his company’s COVID-19 vaccine, which was authorized by the FDA this week.
1 month ago
Why Novavax’s vaccine was authorized 2 years into the pandemic
1 month ago

With an incoming COVID surge, health officials push urgently for boosters. Do you need one?

Federal officials are also considering widening second booster eligibility to include all adults, according to White House officials.
1 month ago
With an incoming surge, health officials push urgently for boosters. Do you need one?
1 month ago

FDA authorizes Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

The two-shot vaccine was authorized for use in people 18 years and older.
1 month ago
FDA authorizes Novavax COVID-19 vaccine
1 month ago

Canada approves Moderna COVID-19 shot for preschoolers

Canadian regulators also authorized Moderna’s COVID-19 shots for infants.
1 month ago
Canada approves Moderna COVID-19 shot for preschoolers
1 month ago

FDA authorizes Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in US

Novavax is the fourth COVID-19 vaccine to receive emergency use authorization in the U.S. by the FDA.
1 month ago
FDA authorizes Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
1 month ago

Biden administration considers 2nd booster shot for all Americans

ABC News medical contributor and emergency physician, Dr. Darien Sutton, on the highly transmissible omicron subvariant that now accounts for nearly two-thirds of all new COVID cases in the U.S.
1 month ago
Biden administration considers 2nd booster shot for all Americans
1 month ago

New omicron subvariant accounts for nearly two-thirds of new US COVID-19 cases

ABC News Medical Contributor and epidemiologist Dr. John Brownstein discusses the highly transmissible new omicron subvariant and when a second booster could eventually be available to all Americans.
1 month ago
New omicron subvariant accounts for nearly two-thirds of new US COVID-19 cases
1 month ago

S. Korea expands booster shots as COVID-19 cases creep up

Health officials in South Korea are expanding booster shots to the over 50s.
1 month ago
S. Korea expands booster shots as COVID-19 cases creep up
1 month ago

Agencies weigh 2nd COVID booster for more people; admin urges shots for those over 50

The FDA and CDC are looking into expanding COVID booster eligibility, with BA.4 and BA.5 spreading
1 month ago
Agencies weigh 2nd COVID booster for more people; admin urges shots for those over 50
1 month ago

What to know about Moderna's next-generation variant-specific booster

Dr. Richard Besser discusses Moderna’s "bivalent" booster that is expected to be more effective against new variants.
1 month ago
What to know about Moderna's next-generation variant-specific booster
1 month ago

Are states ordering enough COVID vaccine doses for children under 5?

States have ordered at least 3 million COVID-19 vaccines doses for children under age 5 directly from the federal government, ABC News data shows.
1 month ago
Here are the number of doses states have ordered for kids under 5
1 month ago

EU urges second COVID-19 boosters for people ages 60 to 79

The European Union says it's “critical” that authorities in the 27-nation bloc consider giving second coronavirus booster shots to people between the ages of 60 and 79 years and other vulnerable people
1 month ago
EU urges second COVID-19 boosters for people ages 60 to 79
1 month ago

About 300,000 kids under 5 have gotten at least 1 dose of COVID vaccine so far

By the end of Thursday roughly 300,000 children under the age of 5 years old will have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
1 month ago
About 300,000 kids under 5 have gotten at least 1 dose of COVID vaccine so far
1 month ago

Nurse who received 1st COVID-19 vaccine in the US awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Sandra Lindsay was one of seventeen recipients to be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joe Biden.
1 month ago
Nurse who received 1st COVID shot awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
1 month ago

FDA allows pharmacists to prescribe COVID anti-viral medicine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration revised its emergency authorization to allow pharmacists to prescribe the Paxlovid pill to eligible patients.
1 month ago
FDA allows pharmacists to prescribe COVID anti-viral medicine
1 month ago

Canada to throw out 13.6M doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Canada is going to throw out about 13.6 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it couldn’t find any takers for it either at home or abroad
1 month ago
2 months ago

With breakthrough COVID cases commonplace, experts set expectations about 'vaccine efficacy'

Experts say widespread protection against infection is likely unrealistic.
2 months ago
With breakthrough COVID cases commonplace, experts consider 'vaccine efficacy'
2 months ago

FDA recommends COVID vaccines update for fall

The new vaccines will target BA.4 and BA.5, plus the initial COVID-19 strain.
2 months ago
FDA recommends COVID vaccines update for fall
2 months ago

GOP's Ted Cruz feuds with Elmo over kids getting COVID-19 vaccines

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took aim at popular children's show character Elmo Tuesday after the Sesame Street puppet promoted COVID-19 vaccines for children.
2 months ago
Sen. Ted Cruz goes after Elmo on Twitter
2 months ago

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

U.S. regulators are telling COVID-19 vaccine makers to tweak fall booster shots.
2 months ago
Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types
2 months ago

Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

Elmo got a COVID-19 vaccine
2 months ago
Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated