COVID-19 Vaccine
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February 4, 2023, 8:09 PM

'Died suddenly' posts twist tragedies to push vaccine lies

A growing online conspiracy theory is using the tagline “died suddenly” to baselessly claim that COVID-19 vaccines are killing people
February 4, 2023, 8:09 PM
'Died suddenly' posts twist tragedies to push vaccine lies
February 4, 2023, 7:07 AM

California won't require COVID vaccine to attend schools

California won’t make children get the coronavirus vaccine to attend schools
February 4, 2023, 7:07 AM
January 27, 2023, 11:46 AM

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.
January 27, 2023, 11:46 AM
Support grows for a new approach to COVID vaccine schedule, as proposed by FDA
January 26, 2023, 9:51 PM

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.
January 26, 2023, 9:51 PM
New study shows effectiveness of COVID-19 booster
January 26, 2023, 1:17 PM

FDA proposes most Americans receive one annual COVID vaccine, similar to flu

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.
January 26, 2023, 1:17 PM
FDA proposes most Americans receive one annual COVID vaccine -- like the flu shot
January 25, 2023, 12:35 PM

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.
January 25, 2023, 12:35 PM
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for kids, according to new data
January 24, 2023, 2:27 PM

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.
January 24, 2023, 2:27 PM
FDA considering new COVID vaccine strategy for annual shots
January 24, 2023, 1:01 PM

FDA advisory group to consider recommending annual COVID shot

A group of FDA advisers are meeting Thursday to discuss the new recommendation.
January 24, 2023, 1:01 PM
FDA advisory group to consider recommending annual COVID shot
January 24, 2023, 1:53 AM

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

Health officials want to make COVID vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.
January 24, 2023, 1:53 AM
January 24, 2023, 1:47 AM

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.
January 24, 2023, 1:47 AM
FDA proposes annual 1-shot COVID vaccine
January 23, 2023, 11:52 AM

DOJ: Salt Lake City plastic surgeon among 4 charged in alleged COVID vaccine card scheme

A plastic surgeon, his neighbor and two of his employees are alleged to have ran a fake vaccination records scheme through the doctor's Salt Lake City-area practice.
January 23, 2023, 11:52 AM
Plastic surgeon among 4 charged in alleged fake COVID vaccine card scheme
January 18, 2023, 9:01 PM

No increased risk of stroke for adults 65+ after COVID shot, CDC and FDA say

The FDA and CDC said that after an investigation, there is no increased safety risk of stroke in people 65 and older who got the updated bivalent Pfizer COVID vaccine. Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
January 18, 2023, 9:01 PM
No increased risk of stroke for adults 65+ after COVID shot, CDC and FDA say
January 14, 2023, 3:56 PM

CDC and FDA review possible link between Pfizer booster and strokes

Health officials are reassuring older Americans that the latest COVID-19 booster is safe after government data raised concerns.
January 14, 2023, 3:56 PM
CDC and FDA review possible link between Pfizer booster and strokes
January 13, 2023, 8:46 PM

Can the vaccine help with long COVID?

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton breaks down the latest data on the vaccine and its effect on breathing issues caused by long COVID.
January 13, 2023, 8:46 PM
Can the vaccine help with long COVID?
January 12, 2023, 6:14 PM

Companies look at increasing price of their COVID-19 vaccines. Bernie Sanders is not happy

Bernie Sanders, the incoming chair of the Senate committee focused on health, called out Moderna in a letter for looking at a spike of its COVID-19 vaccine prices
January 12, 2023, 6:14 PM
Companies look at increasing price of COVID vaccines. Bernie Sanders isn't happy
1 month ago

Pfizer's Paxlovid not included in China's national insurance

China will not include Pfizer’s COVID-19 treatment drug in a national reimbursement list that would have allowed patients to get it at a cheaper price, saying it was too expensive
1 month ago
Pfizer's Paxlovid not included in China's national insurance
1 month ago

China races to vaccinate elderly, but many are reluctant

Chinese authorities are going door to door and paying people who are older than 60 to get vaccinated against COVID-19
1 month ago
China races to vaccinate elderly, but many are reluctant
1 month ago

Florida high court OKs grand jury probe of COVID-19 vaccines

The Florida Supreme Court will convene a grand jury at Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' request to investigate any wrongdoing with respect to the COVID-19 vaccines
1 month ago
2 months ago

BioNTech-Pfizer COVID vaccine sent to China for Germans

Germany has dispatched a batch of the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to China, where it will be administered to Germans who live in the country
2 months ago
BioNTech-Pfizer COVID vaccine sent to China for Germans
2 months ago

'Supply is good, demand is unprecedented' for Tylenol, Amoxicillin: Dr. Ashish Jha

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha on “This Week.”
2 months ago
'Supply is good, demand is unprecedented' for Tylenol, Amoxicillin: Dr. Ashish Jha
2 months ago

As post-Thanksgiving COVID hospitalizations spike, Dr. Jha urges people to get new booster

A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since the Thanksgiving wasn't a surprise, Dr. Ashish Jha said Sunday, urging people to get the new vaccine
2 months ago
Jha urges people to get new booster as post-Thanksgiving COVID hospitalizations spike
2 months ago

Probation for ex-teacher in NY who gave teen vaccine dose

A former Long Island high school teacher accused of injecting a teen with a COVID-19 vaccine at her home without his parents’ knowledge has been sentenced to community service and probation
2 months ago
2 months ago

CDC study shows many Americans are vulnerable to COVID this winter

As most of the country deals with the triple threat of COVID, flu and RSV, the CDC says using boosters to fight infections is greatly underused.
2 months ago
CDC study shows many Americans are vulnerable to COVID this winter
2 months ago

New poll shows why some adults aren't getting the COVID booster

The most common reason vaccinated people aren't getting a COVID booster is that they don't think they need one, a survey found.
2 months ago
New poll shows why some adults aren't getting the COVID booster
2 months ago

Bivalent COVID-19 boosters gave seniors 80% better protection: CDC

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection shows that the latest bivalent COVID-19 boosters provide seniors 80 percent better protection against hospitalization.
2 months ago
Bivalent COVID-19 boosters gave seniors 80% better protection: CDC
2 months ago

Senate passes defense bill rescinding COVID vaccine mandate

The bill now goes to President Biden to be signed into law.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Judge rejects vaccine choice law in health care settings

A federal judge says a person's choice to decline vaccinations does not outweigh public health and safety requirements in medical settings
2 months ago
Judge rejects vaccine choice law in health care settings
2 months ago

Jill Biden, Fauci urge seniors to get COVID booster before holidays: 'Don't wait'

Dr. Jha said getting a bivalent booster is the "most important thing you can do to make sure immunity is up to date."
2 months ago
White House on how to stay protected from COVID this holiday season
2 months ago

Jill Biden, Dr. Jha urge seniors to get booster shot

Roughly one-third of Americans ages 65 and older have gotten a bivalent booster.
2 months ago
Jill Biden, Dr. Jha urge seniors to get booster shot
2 months ago

FDA authorizes updated COVID-19 boosters for kids under 5

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized bivalent COVID-19 boosters for children between ages 6 months and 4 years Thursday.
2 months ago
FDA authorizes updated COVID boosters for kids under 5
2 months ago

New COVID booster authorization will sway parents to get young kids vaccinated, FDA vaccine chief hopes

The updated COVID bivalent booster that targets multiple newer strains of the virus, will likely be available early next week for the youngest children
2 months ago
New COVID booster authorization will sway parents to get kids vaccinated, FDA hopes
2 months ago

FDA authorizes updated COVID booster shots for kids as young as 6 months

The FDA has authorized an updated COVID booster shot for children as young as six months, with the shots targeting the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants.
2 months ago
FDA authorizes updated COVID booster shots for kids as young as 6 months
2 months ago

COVID vaccine mandate dropped in defense bill after GOP demand

The White House called repealing the mandate a "mistake."
2 months ago
COVID vaccine mandate dropped in defense bill after GOP demand
2 months ago

Health officials make urgent push for flu and COVID shots as hospitals feel the strain

Health officials are making another urgent push to encourage flu and COVID vaccinations, as multiple respiratory viruses swirl around the country.
2 months ago
Experts urge public to get shots for 2 of the 'tripledemic' viruses
2 months ago

Keep COVID military vaccine mandate, defense chief says

Austin is making clear he wants to keep the military’s vaccine mandate in place.
2 months ago
Defense secretary backs vaccine mandate over GOP objections
2 months ago

People need to ‘update their immunity’ this holiday season: Dr. Ashish Jha

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha on “This Week.”
2 months ago
People need to ‘update their immunity’ this holiday season: Dr. Ashish Jha
2 months ago

Latest COVID vaccine will help people 'move on' from the pandemic, White House's Jha says

The White House's Dr. Ashish Jha said Sunday that updated COVID-19 vaccinations will help people "move on" from the pandemic
2 months ago
Want to 'move on' from the pandemic? Get updated COVID booster, Dr. Jha says
2 months ago

US renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect

Americans who got the boosters appear better protected than those who didn't.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Boosters would prevent 'essentially every COVID death,' White House official says

"If folks get their updated vaccines and they get treated if they have a breakthrough infection, we can prevent essentially every COVID death in America," Dr. Jha said.
2 months ago
Boosters would prevent 'essentially every COVID death," White House official says
2 months ago

Moderna will seek FDA emergency use authorization for its vaccine in kids under 6

Moderna says it plans to seek emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine in children under age 6.
2 months ago
Moderna will seek FDA emergency use authorization for its vaccine in kids under 6
2 months ago

New York City vaccine mandate rollback prompts concerns of double standard

Mayor Eric Adams said he wanted to "level the playing field," and dropped the proof of vaccine requirement for New York City's athletes and entertainers.
2 months ago
NYC vaccine mandate rollback prompts concerns of double standard
2 months ago

Officials expected to offer 2nd booster shot for those over 50 years old

Pfizer and Moderna asked the FDA last week to authorize another booster dose.
2 months ago
Officials expected to offer 2nd booster shot for those over 50 years old
2 months ago

What to know about a 2nd COVID-19 booster for people over age 50

Experts reveal what you need to know about the FDA's reported plan to authorize a second COVID booster shot for those aged 50 and older.
2 months ago
What to know about a 2nd COVID-19 booster for people over age 50
3 months ago

Tips on how to make your vaccine go the extra mile

The CDC highly recommends getting the flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine.
3 months ago
Tips on how to make your vaccine go the extra mile
3 months ago

3 ways you may be able to boost your vaccine response

The most important thing is to get vaccinated no matter the circumstances, doctors say.
3 months ago
3 tips that may help make your vaccines go the extra mile
3 months ago

Moderna says bivalent COVID-19 booster shot performs better against BA.5 omicron subvariant

Moderna released data from a Phase 2-3 clinical trial showing its bivalent COVID-19 booster shot performed better against the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants.
3 months ago
Moderna says bivalent booster performs better against BA.5 omicron subvariant
3 months ago

Moderna’s COVID-19 booster significantly more effective than original, company claims

At least 31 million Americans have received the updated booster shots since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized use in late August.
3 months ago
Moderna’s COVID booster significantly more effective than original, company claims
3 months ago

Pfizer, BioNTech say bivalent COVID-19 booster shot performs better against BA.5 omicron subvariant

Pfizer and BioNTech said that updated data from a Phase 2-3 clinical trial shows the bivalent booster performed better against the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants.
3 months ago
Pfizer, BioNTech say bivalent booster performs better against BA.5 omicron subvariant
3 months ago

How 3 counties reached the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in their states

Inside the vaccination efforts of three counties.
3 months ago
How 3 counties reached the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in their states
3 months ago

As COVID-19 vaccine demand slips, officials look for new ways to reach more people

As the pace of U.S. vaccinations declines, officials say they are ramping up mobile COVID-19 vaccination efforts to get more shots into arms.
3 months ago
As vaccine demand slips, officials look for new ways to reach more people