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Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes amid concern about increased spread of the coronavirus with holiday travel and gatherings.
Health officials hail the move as a major breakthrough after more than 18 months of illness, hospitalizations, deaths and disrupted education.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday paved the way for children ages 5 to 11 to get Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Oct. 22 as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group.
Cherokee Nation Health Services Executive Director Dr. Stephen R. Jones told tribal legislators during the Oct. 12 Health Committee meeting that CNHS officials are pushing citizens to enroll for the federal Medicaid expansion and get vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did – approximately 675,000. And like the worldwide scourge of a century ago, the coronavirus may never entirely disappear from our midst.
As part of the Cherokee Nation’s flu vaccination plan this season, health care workers are at the front of the line.
COVID-19 vaccinations are accelerating in Oklahoma as the state sees a rapid rise in cases from the Delta variant and students return to school and colleges.
Dr. Douglas Drevets recalls feeling a burst of optimism when the year began.