With three vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — now authorized for emergency use in the United States, there seems to be hope that the pandemic’s end may be in sight.
Once leery of federal health initiatives, Native Americans embrace COVID-19 vaccines as a way to protect communities and families.
Pfizer’s management knew last year there was “a mold issue” at the Kansas facility now slated to produce the drugmaker’s urgently needed COVID-19 vaccine.
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Seven federally qualified health centers can administer vaccines to patients even if they're not eligible to get vulnerable communities vaccinated sooner.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls for vaccinating essential workers ahead of people 64 to 74 but Gov. Kate Brown is making grocery and other workers wait eight more weeks.
Scientists say unprepared immune cells appear to be responding to the coronavirus with a devastating release of chemicals, inflicting damage that may endure long after the threat has been eliminated.
The vaccine, which needs only one shot, will be used for providers visiting jails and adult foster homes with small numbers of residents who have not yet been vaccinated.