Vaccination

Responses to COVID-19 vaccination vary after treatment for lymphoid malignancies

3 days ago   |   By Healio

Patients with lymphoid malignancies who received anti-CD20 therapy within the previous year did not demonstrate antibody responses to the messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines, according to study results published in Blood Advances.
“It has been observed that patients with lymphoid malignancies are at increased risk for COVID-19 and are at high risk for poor outcomes,” Jennifer L. Crombie, MD, oncologist and instructor in medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, told Healio. “Although vaccines have been shown to be effective in preventing or decreasing the severity of COVID-19,
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F.D.A. Panel Recommends Moderna Booster for Certain Groups

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Moderna Booster for Certain Groups

3 days ago   |   By NY Times

Those eligible for the extra shot would include adults over 65 and others at high risk - the same groups now eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech boost
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FDA Panel Votes to Recommend Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shot

3 days ago   |   By Time

The COVID-19 vaccine made by Moderna is the second to get the greenlight from a panel of experts assigned to advise the Food and Drug Administration .
On Thursday afternoon, a 19-member committee voted unanimously in favor of advising the FDA to recommend booster shots for people who have previously been vaccinated with Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. It's now up to the FDA to make a final decision, which the Centers for Disease Control's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will then consider shortly in coming up with the final recommendation for who should get the Moderna...
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FDA is unsure whether Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients need a booster

FDA is unsure whether Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients need a booster

3 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

An FDA report released Thursday showed little confidence in data submitted by J&J in a bid to have the company's COVID-19 vaccine booster approved next week.
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Statewide vaccine mandate comes into effect as Victoria records 2179 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths

3 days ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

All authorised workers now must be vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to keep attending their workplaces.
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Mixing COVID Vaccine Boosters May Be Better Option: Study

3 days ago   |   By Medscape

New research shows that there were few safety issues when mixing and matching vaccines for booster doses, and the immune responses appear to be more potent in cases where vaccines are mixed.
Medscape Medical News
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Moderna Booster for Certain Populations Sails Through FDA Panel

Moderna Booster for Certain Populations Sails Through FDA Panel

3 days ago   |   By MedPageToday

An FDA advisory panel recommended emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for adults ages 65 and older, as well as for younger adults with high-risk medical conditions or at high risk...
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Biden, Fauci Agree: COVID Efforts Working, More Action Needed

3 days ago   |   By Medscape

'We're making important progress...but now is not the time to let up. We have a lot more to do,' Biden said in a White House remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccine program.
WebMD Health News
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FDA Advisors Vote to Recommend Moderna Boosters

3 days ago   |   By Medscape

Those who might need a booster are the same groups who've gotten a green light for third Pfizer doses.
WebMD Health News
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FDA advisory committee has recommended a booster dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

FDA advisory committee has recommended a booster dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

3 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

The FDA's advisory committee unanimously voted on Thursday to recommend approval of Covid booster shots of Moderna's vaccine to certain at-risk groups.
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