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COVID-19 vaccine: CDC panel backs expanded booster rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government advisory panel has endorsed extra doses of all three of the nation’s vaccines. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said Thursday that people could choose a different company’s brand for that next shot. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago already are eligible for a booster. The advisers said certain…

President Biden Suggests Companies Require Employees To Be Vaccinated

As the FDA gave the Pfizer vaccine it’s full and final approval, President Biden called on many who’ve waited to go get vaccinated. “The moment you’ve been waiting for is here, and it’s time for you to go get your vaccination and get it today,” said Biden in his speech on Monday. The President is not only encouraging all Americans…

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

The U.S. is expanding use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday the shot is safe and offers strong protection for younger teens based on testing of more than 2,000 U.S. volunteers. Shots could begin soon once a federal vaccine panel issues recommendations for using the vaccine in 12- to…