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Moderna’s Omicron booster isn’t better than the original

Moderna generated a vaccine that is supposed to target Omicron specifically. This booster dose was tested in a small study but didn’t seem to protect any better than the original. New York drops mask mandate for businesses, other indoor public spaces Who ... MORE
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CDC supports FDA’s decision for full approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention openly support Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation to fully approve Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for people age 18 and older. This means there is another fully approved vaccine for COVID-19. More information is available here. Roughly ... MORE
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Armpit pain is a common side effect from mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Armpits contain lymph nodes, and swollen lymph nodes are a sign that an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is working. The pain may be bothersome, but it usually goes away on its own and doesn’t usually require medical attention. The pain was noticed during ... MORE
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Why hasn’t the FDA approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for kids yet? They want to investigate rare side effect

The FDA has announced they need more time to decide if the Moderna vaccine should be approved for kids ages 12-17. A rare side effect called myocarditis, which is the inflammation of the heart muscle, needs to be investigated first. Moderna said ... MORE
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Eligibility for COVID-19 boosters begins with what brand of vaccine you had, followed by how long ago

Officials are working to help clear up confusion with the public regarding the COVID-19 booster shot. Many people feel confused on whether they can or can’t get the booster because there are so many requirements and factors. The CDC also recently announced ... MORE
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Children show stronger immunity from Moderna vaccine than adults

Following trials, Moderna has announced the vaccine shows a strong immune response in children under the age of 12. This is based on phase 2 of a three phase trial with 4,750 children. The results also show that the immune response is ... MORE
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All COVID-19 booster shots are available at Wegmans

Wegmans Pharmacies are now offering booster shots for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer. The boosters are available by appointment only and the person may choose which type of vaccine they want as their booster shot. Anyone who had the Johnson & ... MORE
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Everything you need to know about getting the COVID-19 booster shot

More and more Americans are becoming eligible for the booster shot, and sometimes it can get confusing on who can and can’t have it or what the requirements might be. Boosters are important for those that are fully vaccinated to help maintain ... MORE
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Africa has struggled to vaccinate their population; now they’ll create their own COVID-19 vaccine

Scientists in Cape Town, South Africa have created their own lab in and attempt to recreate the COVID-19 vaccine. The goal is to reverse engineer the Moderna vaccine to vaccinate the poorer populations that have little or no access to the vaccine ... MORE
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Moderna booster vaccine is unanimously approved by FDA panel for adults at risk

The FDA advisory committee voted unanimously to approve booster shots for Moderna and recommended them for people 65 and older and at risk. The FDA will take this into consideration when making their decision in a few days. Following the FDA’s pending ... MORE
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Why doesn’t Moderna have a COVID-19 booster vaccine yet?

FDA scientists have released documents that show the reason for not approving a booster shot is because there were not enough antibodies produced after the third dose in trials. While there was an increase in antibodies, it wasn’t enough. Many people who ... MORE
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Johnson & Johnson booster to be FDA reviewed soon, but recent data complicates it

With the meeting coming up for the FDA to recommend the use of booster vaccines for Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, the new data released causes more confliction. The FDA has cited that there is not enough evidence to fully recommend the ... MORE
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Another brand of the COVID-19 booster may be what works the best for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

A study released Wednesday shows that anyone with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may do better with a booster shot from Moderna or Pfizer compared to a second Johnson and Johnson dose. Research shows as long as the booster is one of ... MORE
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Pfizer has a booster vaccine, but when will Moderna and Johnson & Johnson?

The Pfizer booster shot has been approved for COVID-19 for certain people, but following the CDC and FDA’s discussions, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna have not been brought up. The CDC states there is not enough data for the safety and effectiveness ... MORE
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Boosters could make vaccine manufacturers billions if they become broadly approved

If boosters become available to everyone, vaccine makers are on track to make billions. Though President Joe Biden’s administration has made it seem that everyone could get the booster, the FDA and CDC have rejected the plan. Leaders believe it will only ... MORE