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Many people who received any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines are now eligible for an additional dose of their choice.
People who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had strong immune memory of SARS-CoV-2 six months after vaccination.
Molnupiravir reduces severe illness and death, but it must be started within days after developing symptoms.
A steady stream of spurious claims about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments swirl around the public consciousness.
Recommendation includes people over 65, those with underlying medical conditions and those with occupational risk.
Third booster dose may improve immune response in cancer patients without sufficient protection after second dose.
Third dose OK’d for people over 65, those at risk for severe COVID-19 and those at high risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
The committee voted against third shot for all adults, however, casting doubts on Biden’s booster plan.
Certain types of cancer treatment can lead to inadequate immune response.
Full approval could encourage more people to get vaccinated and raises the prospect of off-label use.
Some say the announcement is based on weak evidence and could undercut vaccine confidence with no clear benefit in controlling the pandemic.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated.
The delta variant is now responsible for more than 90% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.
A study from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society finds that antibody production varies widely across blood cancer types.
Some people with blood cancers, however, may not be as well protected.
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