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Three-dose Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in children ages 6 months to 5 years, Pfizer and BioNTech say

By Nadia Kounang, CNN Three child-size doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine appeared to be safe and showed a strong immune response in children ages 6 months to 5 years, the companies said Monday. The vaccine makers said they will finish submitting the trial data to the US Food and Drug Administration this week. The… Continue Reading
Officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are closely tracking recent clusters of monkeypox infections around the world -- and possible cases in the United States.

CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare monkeypox, says public ‘should not be concerned’

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN Officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are closely tracking recent clusters of monkeypox infections around the world — and possible cases in the United States. Currently, the CDC is monitoring six people in the United States for possible monkeypox infections after they sat near an infected traveler… Continue Reading
As waves of new coronavirus variants circulate the globe

The quest for longer-lasting Covid-19 vaccines

By Brenda Goodman, Jacqueline Howard and Michael Nedelman, CNN As waves of new coronavirus variants circulate the globe, one thing has become clear: human immunity against the virus fades over time. To maintain durable protection against the virus that causes Covid-19, scientists are working around the clock to develop next-generation vaccines. But some of the… Continue Reading
The CDC's independent vaccine committee voted in favor of boosters for children ages 5-11.

CDC signs off on boosters for 5-11-year-olds

By Jen Christensen, CNN The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on boosters for 5- to 11-year-olds following the independent vaccine advisers recommendation for an additional dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine following a primary series. The CDC’s vaccine advisers voted 11-1, with 1 abstention Thursday to support recommending a booster dose,… Continue Reading
Baby formula is offered for sale at a big box store on January 13 in Chicago

Biden administration secures first batch of baby formula from overseas as it navigates how to implement plans to ease shortage

By Maegan Vazquez, Sam Fossum, Arlette Saenz and MJ Lee, CNN The Biden administration announced Thursday that it had secured its first batch of infant formula from overseas and was preparing to fly it through the newly created Operation Fly Formula program, as White House officials face pressure to provide important details on how they… Continue Reading
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