COVID-19 Vaccine
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June 10, 2024 at 6:22 PM

Moderna COVID-flu shot sees strong immunity in older adults during late stage trial

Moderna's combo flu and COVID vaccine provided a strong immune response in older adults, with levels comparable to getting the flu and COVID shots separately.
June 10, 2024 at 6:22 PM
Moderna's combo flu and COVID vaccine provided a strong immune response in older adults, with levels comparable to getting the flu and COVID shots separately.
June 10, 2024 at 5:47 PM

Moderna COVID-flu shot sees strong immunity in older adults during late stage trial

Moderna's combo flu and COVID vaccine provided a strong immune response in older adults, with levels comparable to getting the flu and COVID shots separately.
June 10, 2024 at 5:47 PM
The Moderna Inc. headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. (PHOTO: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
3 months ago

Vaccine nationalism hinders world vaccination effort

Why vaccinating the world against COVID-19 is a monumental undertaking.
3 months ago
Doctors and nurses from the Gevas Public Health Center vaccination team walk to a house to administer the Chinese Sinovac Coronavac vaccine during a house call in the village of Daldere on Feb. 12, 2021 in Van, Turkey. Since shipments of the Chinese Sinovac Coronavac vaccine arrived in Turkey on Dec. 30, 2020, medical teams across the country have been working house to house to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to elderly and vulnerable citizens.
3 months ago

COVID vaccines found to cut risk of heart failure, blood clots after virus infection

COVID-19 vaccines were found to cut risk of heart failure by up to 55% and blood clots by up to 78% following COVID infection, according to a new study.
3 months ago
Denise Fractious, 68, of Pasadena, receives her COVID vaccine during a flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kaiser Permanente Pasadena on Oct. 12, 2023, in Pasadena, Calif.
3 months ago

COVID vaccines cut risk of heart failure, blood clots: Study

Researchers in the study looked at the original strain of the virus and the delta variant.
3 months ago
Researchers in the study looked at the original strain of the virus and the delta variant.
6 months ago

Why are people hesitant to trust a COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccines are proven to reduce deaths and help end pandemics, but the historic speed that the coronavirus vaccines have been developed has made some people hesitant to take them.
6 months ago
Vaccines are proven to reduce deaths and help end pandemics, but the historic speed that the coronavirus vaccines have been developed has made some people hesitant to take them.
7 months ago

About 36M Americans adults have received the updated COVID vaccine: CDC

Newly released survey data from the CDC shows 36 million American adults, about 13.9% of the U.S. adult population, has received the updated COVID vaccine.
7 months ago
In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, Lenox Hill Hospital Chair of Emergency Medicine Yves Duroseau receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Doctor Michelle Chester at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, in New Hyde Park, N.Y.
8 months ago

Updates on flu and COVID-19 vaccines

With new flu and COVID-19 vaccines available, which one is the right one for you?
8 months ago
With new flu and COVID-19 vaccines available, which one is the right one for you?
8 months ago

Flu, COVID shots together safe after review of potential stroke risk: Experts

Older adults who got a COVID booster and a high-dose version of the flu vaccine together may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new FDA-funded study.
8 months ago
A unidentified Department of Health and Mental Hygiene employee holds a Covid-19 Moderna booster shot, on Oct. 10, 2023, at City Hall in New York.
8 months ago

1st participant dosed in phase 3 of Moderna's combo COVID, flu vaccine trial

Moderna announced the first participant has been dosed in the company's phase 3 clinical trial of its combination flu and COVID vaccine.
8 months ago
In this Feb. 13, 2021, file photo, the headquarters of pharmaceutical company Moderna is shown in Cambridge, Mass.
9 months ago

Almost half of US adults plan to get new COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds

The latest poll conducted by the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor found that nearly half of all adults in the U.S. plan to get the newly recommended COVID-19 vaccine.
9 months ago
The updated COVID-19 vaccine is displayed at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, on Sept. 13, 2023.
9 months ago

What the CDC says about the updated COVID vaccine

Immunity wanes after anywhere from 3-6 months, experts say.
9 months ago
Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle.
9 months ago

Surgeon general on new COVID vaccine rollout

ABCNL's Elizabeth Schulze sits with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and our panel to discuss the resurgence of COVID and the new booster shot.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Surgeon general on new COVID vaccine rollout
9 months ago

Former surgeon general rebukes DeSantis administration's claims on COVID vaccines

Florida's former surgeon general is speaking out against the DeSantis administration advising against updated COVID shots for people under 65.
9 months ago
Dr. Scott Rivkees speaks to the media as he is flanked by, Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, and Deputy Secretary for Health Dr. Shamarial Roberson, right, March 2, 2020, in Tampa.
9 months ago

DeSantis' administration advises against updated COVID shots for people under 65

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is advising against the use of the new COVID-19 booster for people under the age of 65, even as infections tick upward in the U.S.
9 months ago
Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event, June 2, 2023, in Lexington, S.C.
9 months ago

COVID-19 shots will be free for most, regardless of insurance

The latest, updated COVID-19 vaccines should soon be available to everyone and offered largely free of cost, according to the CDC.
9 months ago
The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is prepared for administration at a vaccination clinic for homeless people, hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and United Way, Sept. 22, 2021 in Los Angeles.
9 months ago

CDC recommends new COVID-19 booster shots

The director advises that anyone 6 months and older should get at least one updated shot.
9 months ago
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9 months ago

CDC director stresses importance of updated COVID booster shot

"We'd all wish for COVID to be in the rearview mirror but, unfortunately, it's still here," CDC Director Mandy Cohen told ABC News.
9 months ago
In this May 26, 2020 file photo Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services, speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C.
9 months ago

What to know as CDC recommends new booster amid rising cases, hospitalizations

The CDC recommended that all Americans aged 6 months and older receive the new COVID booster that targets currently circulating variants.
9 months ago
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine targeting BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub variants is pictured at Skippack Pharmacy, Sept. 8, 2022, in Schwenksville, Pa.
9 months ago

CDC Director: COVID vaccines studied 'more than any vaccine in history'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with new CDC Director Mandy Cohen about the approval of a new COVID booster shot and why she feels it is so important for vaccinated and unvaccinated people to get them.
9 months ago
VIDEO: CDC Director: COVID vaccines studied 'more than any vaccine in history'
9 months ago

CDC approves new COVID booster shot

It comes just a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized and approved the new shot.
9 months ago
VIDEO: CDC approves new COVID booster shot
9 months ago

COVID hospitalizations have risen for 2 months straight as new booster shots expected

Despite the continued rise, the most recent week was the smallest percent increase in the past 2 months, according to the CDC data.
9 months ago
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Nurse Eliane McGhee prepares COVID-19 booster shot during the Los Angeles Comic Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Dec 2, 2022.
9 months ago

CDC expected to approve latest booster

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized and approved updated COVID-19 boosters on Monday amid rising cases and hospitalizations. CDC approval is the next step.
9 months ago
VIDEO: CDC expected to approve latest booster
9 months ago

CDC expected to recommend new COVID boosters made by both Moderna, Pfizer

COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise across the country; nearly 9% over the prior week.
9 months ago
VIDEO: CDC expected to recommend new COVID boosters made by both Moderna, Pfizer
9 months ago

FDA approves new COVID booster

The new shots now await approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control before they are available to the public.
9 months ago
VIDEO: FDA approves new COVID booster
9 months ago

COVID-19 booster shots expected as early as next week

The upcoming COVID-19 booster is expected as early as next week.
9 months ago
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Nurse Eliane McGhee prepares COVID-19 booster shot during the Los Angeles Comic Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Dec 2, 2022.
9 months ago

Moderna says COVID booster effective against all current variants

The updated shot protects against severe disease and death for all current variants, including the now-dominant strain, BA.2.86, the company said.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Moderna says COVID booster effective against all current variants
9 months ago

Update on COVID-19 boosters and warning about RSV

A new COVID-19 booster from Moderna shows promising results for protecting against a new omicron subvariant, while the CDC reported a rise in RSV cases in the Southeast.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Update on COVID-19 boosters and warning about RSV
10 months ago

Updated COVID vaccine likely to be available mid-September

The updated COVID vaccine should be released in mid September.
10 months ago
A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022.
10 months ago

Government spending $1.4 billion to study new and improved COVID vaccines

Over $1.4 billion has been awarded to clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines, the development of a new monoclonal antibody, and new vaccines and therapeutic technologies.
10 months ago
A vial of coronavirus vaccine on a vaccination record card with a syringe on the side
10 months ago

Most should wait for updated COVID booster shot to maximize protection: Experts

Despite the rising number of COVID cases and hospitalizations, experts said most people should wait for the updated boosters to be released before getting another shot.
10 months ago
A vial of coronavirus vaccine on a vaccination record card with a syringe on the side
1 year ago

FDA recommends update to COVID vaccine against latest strain

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton explains the recommendations from the FDA to update vaccines against the latest COVID-19 strain, which will likely have mutated by winter.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FDA recommends update to COVID vaccine against latest strain
1 year ago

COVID vaccine protection drops dramatically after 6 months: Study

The study looked at protection offered from the original vaccines but not from the updated bivalent boosters.
1 year ago
The study looked at protection offered from the original vaccines but not from the updated bivalent boosters.
1 year ago

COVID vaccine effectiveness against omicron drops dramatically after 6 months: Study

A new study found that the original COVID-19 vaccines saw their effectiveness decline against infection with the omicron variant to less than 20%.
1 year ago
A healthcare worker hands in surgical gloves pulling a COVID-19 vaccine liquid from a vial to vaccinate a patient.
1 year ago

New York midwifery charged with distributing fake COVID vaccine cards

An upstate New York midwifery is facing federal charges after allegedly distributing thousands of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards and destroying vaccine vials.
1 year ago
A medical workers holds a vial of the new Moderna Covid-19 vaccine before filling syringes with it in Needham, Mass., June 21, 2022.
1 year ago

FDA clears 2nd omicron COVID-19 booster for people over 65

The FDA authorized a second omicron-targeted bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine for people over 65 or who are immunocompromised.
1 year ago
President Joe Biden receives his updated COVID-19 booster in the South Court Auditorium at the White House campus on Oct. 25, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
1 year ago

FDA updates COVID-19 vaccine schedule for older adults

The agency has withdrawn authorization for the original vaccine and has implemented a strategy similar to the flu vaccine.
1 year ago
The agency has withdrawn authorization for the original vaccine and has implemented a strategy similar to the flu vaccine.
1 year ago

As COVID-19 protection measures go away, concerns remain for high-risk Americans

Nearly three years after the start of the pandemic, almost all restrictions for COVID-19 safety have been dropped, but some Americans are still worried about their own health.
1 year ago
VIDEO: As COVID-19 protection measures go away, concerns remain for high-risk Americans
1 year ago

The FDA and CDC wrote to Florida's surgeon general about his COVID vaccine claims

Here's what the FDA and CDC wrote in a letter to Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, whose claims about COVID-19 vaccines are "harmful" to public health.
1 year ago
Dr. Joseph Ladapo speaks with reporters after the Florida Senate confirmed his appointment as the state's surgeon general on Feb. 23, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla.
1 year ago

Patel It Like It Is: Should you still get the Covid-19 booster?

Plus, when you should seek medical attention for a fever, and how to tell if your sugar consumption is too high.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Patel It Like It Is: Should you still get the Covid-19 booster?
1 year ago

Moderna says its COVID vaccine will remain free for consumers, even those uninsured

Moderna has announced it will provide its COVID vaccine for free to people without insurance, even after government money dries up.
1 year ago
Moderna pharmaceutical and biotechnology company's CEO Stephane Bancel speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Jan. 18, 2023.
1 year ago

Biggest US city to drop vaccine mandate for city workers after more than 1,700 fired

One of the largest municipal worker COVID-19 vaccine mandates is ending this week as 96% of New York City workers have received their shots, Mayor Eric Adams said.
1 year ago
A COVID-19 J&J vaccine and a vaccination record card.
1 year ago

New York City to end COVID vaccine mandate for city workers

Roughly 96% of city employees are fully vaccinated, mayor says.
1 year ago
Roughly 96% of city employees are fully vaccinated, mayor says.
1 year ago

Support grows for a new approach to COVID vaccine schedule, as proposed by FDA

The FDA outlined an approach to yearly COVID vaccines, like the flu shot.
1 year ago
A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022.
1 year ago

New study shows effectiveness of COVID-19 booster

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton breaks down a new study by the CDC on the booster shot’s effectiveness.
1 year ago
VIDEO: New study shows effectiveness of COVID-19 booster
1 year ago

FDA proposes most Americans receive one annual COVID vaccine -- like the flu shot

According to briefing documents, the FDA is proposing a new COVID vaccine strategy: that most Americans receive one shot per year, similar to the flu vaccine.
1 year ago
Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle.
1 year ago

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for kids, according to new data

More than one year after COVID-19 vaccines authorized for elementary school-aged children, a mountain of data supports they are safe and effective.
1 year ago
Emerson Ngim, of San Jose, gets her Covid-19 vaccination from licensed vocational nurse Sharon Villegas at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, Calif., June 21, 2022.
1 year ago

FDA considering new COVID vaccine strategy for annual shots

The agency's independent advisers are likely to weigh in on guidance that could simplify public health messaging on when to get COVID vaccines and increase vaccination rates.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FDA considering new COVID vaccine strategy for annual shots
1 year ago

FDA advisory group to consider recommending annual COVID shot

A group of FDA advisers are meeting Thursday to discuss the new recommendation.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FDA advisory group to consider recommending annual COVID shot
1 year ago

FDA proposes annual 1-shot COVID vaccine

The agency will meet Thursday to discuss offering one updated shot a year for everyone whether they’ve been vaccinated or not.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FDA proposes annual 1-shot COVID vaccine