Vaccines

Is it safe for vaccinated people to socialize with each other?

More than 15 million Americans have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. With vaccination rates slowly but steadily rising, is it safe for people who have been vaccinated to gather with one another?
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Should you get a COVID vaccine if you are immunocompromised?

While the FDA has approved both Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for widespread use, neither were testing in individuals who are immunocompromised, a normal practice in clinical trials for new drugs.
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CDC panel says healthcare workers, nursing homes should get vaccine first

A CDC committee issued recommendations today advising that healthcare workers and nursing home staff and residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available.
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CDC expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine priorities, though no clear answers yet

A CDC committee will meet Tuesday to vote on who should get a coronavirus vaccine first, after it is approved by the FDA. The federal government has said 40 million vaccine doses could be available by the end of December.
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Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away

Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.
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Will essential workers get earlier access to COVID vaccines?

While the Food and Drug Administration is set to meet on December 10th to discuss Pfizer’s request for emergency use authorization for its vaccine, it is still unclear who will be among the first to get the vaccinations.
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Kaiser seeking teenagers for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial

Teenagers are being offered the chance to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine months early, as researchers expand their clinical trial to kids as young as 12.
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Why isn’t there more focus on a COVID cure?

The world has been waiting with baited breath for a vaccine that can prevent infection of the novel coronavirus. While there have been encouraging developments on the vaccine front, some might be wondering if a cure for the disease is on its way too.
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Pharmacists Now Allowed to Administer Vaccines to Kids, But Pediatricians Call Move 'Misguided'

The United States is expanding access to vaccines amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pharmacists in all 50 states will be able to administer vaccines to children aged 3-18 under a new directive. Read more now.
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How to Participate in a Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Multiple large scale vaccine trials are being conducted around the country with cohorts of as many as 30,000 people participating. See the details.
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