News > U.S.

Pennsylvania: 750,000 kids expected to become eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

1 month ago   |   By WTAE

About 750,000 Pennsylvania children are expected to become eligible for Pfizer's COVID-19 shot after U.S. regulators expanded the use of the two-dose vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds, state health officials said.
Read more ...

 

Youth age 12 to 15 can now be vaccinated at Chicago-operated sites starting Thursday

Youth age 12 to 15 can now be vaccinated at Chicago-operated sites starting Thursday

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - The City of Chicago announced Tuesday that all city-operated vaccination sites offering Pfizer vaccine will be open to youth age 12 to 15 starting Thursday.
On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for that age group and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to grant full approval on Wednesday.
“Like adults, all youth age 12 and older are encouraged to get the vaccine,” said CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. “Current data show that the vaccine is safe and effective in children, and it not only protects our...
Read more ...

 

Children aged 12 to 15 could start getting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Thursday, FDA official says

Children aged 12 to 15 could start getting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Thursday, FDA official says

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Children aged 12 to 15 could be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine as early as Thursday, a US Food and Drug Administration official said.
The FDA expanded the authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 shot to include 12- to 15-year-olds on Monday, after first approving it for people aged 16 and older in late 2020.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now needs to sign off of the expansion before the younger age groups can get the vaccine.
The CDC is meeting to discuss this on Wednesday.
Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   U.S.      Health      Food      Chicago News      Coronavirus  


Ron Johnson Says Many January 6 Rioters 'Weren't Violent' and 'Stayed Within...

Five people were killed in the violent Capitol riot, including one Capitol police officer. Read more ...

Did Israel Just Have a Constitutional Revolution?

This isn't just a new government. It's an entirely new way of governing. Read more ...

Maryland women take silver medal at 3X Nationals basketball tournament

Four Maryland players teamed up to take the silver medal in the Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals on Sunday at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Read more ...

US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains

Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led Read more ...

Police looking for mother after newborn boy found alive in trash can at...

An investigation is underway after someone abandoned a newborn baby in a bathroom at a Lynwood park. Read more ...

Win a cow, avoid COVID: Philippines tempts vaccine hesitant

Philippines is battling one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Southeast Asia but many are reluctant to get the jab. Read more ...

N.C. State Beating Arkansas in Super Regional Bigger Than 1983 Final Four

The Wolfpack lost, 21-2, in the opening game of the Super Regional, but they won back-to-back games by one run apiece over the No. 1 team to advance to the College World Series. Read more ...

NM politicians spilt on future of gas and oil industry

NM politicians spilt on future of gas and oil industry

Politicians from both sides of the aisle are now coming out against President Joe Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's pause on new oil and gas leases. Some Democrat... Read more ...

'We do more than wrestle': North Omaha wrestling coach carries on Joe...

'We do more than wrestle': North Omaha wrestling coach carries on Joe Edmunson's legacy

Roger Parker is the head coach and director of the RP National Wrestling Team. "All they really want is somebody to love them. So every day we pray, every day I talk to them, I... Read more ...

Elkhorn North lineman pioneers path as athlete

Elkhorn North lineman pioneers path as athlete

Shan Acharya is believed to be the first Nepalese-descended Division 1 football recruit in the history of the sport Read more ...