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Who really needs a second Covid booster? Here's what to know

March 31, 2022 12:50 pm

The CDC says an extra shot is an option — but those most likely to benefit are those most vulnerable to severe disease, including people 65 and older and 50-somethings who have multiple health problems.

Moderna eyes COVID booster by August, not clear yet if Omicron-specific needed

February 17, 2022 3:29 pm

Last month, Moderna began clinical trials for a booster dose specifically designed to target Omicron but initial results from studies in monkeys show the shot may not offer stronger protection than a new dose of the existing vaccine.

US considers lengthening gap between first 2 Covid shots to 8 weeks

February 05, 2022 1:52 pm

In the United States, the recommended interval between the first two shots of Pfizer's vaccine is three weeks and for Moderna's, four.

South Africa's Afrigen makes mRNA Covid vaccine using Moderna data

February 04, 2022 2:36 pm

The vaccine candidate would be the first to be made based on a widely used vaccine without the assistance and approval of the developer.

FDA grants Moderna’s vaccine full approval

February 01, 2022 10:30 am

The vaccine, which can be administered to adults and has been shown to be highly effective at preventing virus infections and severe cases of COVID-19, has been in use for more than a year under an emergency-use authorization.

Explained: Why Moderna’s experimental HIV vaccine may be significant

January 31, 2022 8:40 am

Trials of mRNA vaccine begin; scientists say early days yet, but see promise in this technology

When three shots are not enough

January 04, 2022 11:54 am

🔴 Typically, doctors have discretion to use approved medications outside of their recommended uses — so a fully approved vaccine like Pfizer’s could normally be prescribed as doctors see fit.

Antibodies that can block Omicron variant identified

December 29, 2021 2:59 pm

The research, published in the journal Nature, may help design vaccines and antibody treatments that will be effective against not only Omicron but other variants that may emerge in the future.

CDC recommends Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 shots over J&J's

December 17, 2021 8:53 am

New data from unprecedented safety tracking of all those vaccinations persuaded the panel that while the blood clots linked to J&J's vaccine remain very rare, they're still occurring and not just in younger women as originally thought.

Mixing Pfizer, AstraZ Covid-19 shots with Moderna gives better immune response: UK study

December 07, 2021 9:49 am

If the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is followed by a Moderna or Novavax shot, higher antibodies and T-cell responses were induced versus two doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford, according to researchers at the University of Oxford.