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Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show

NEW YORK (AP) — Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots. Read more

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Moderna announces combined COVID-19 and flu shot is in the works

AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Moderna is working on a single shot that covers both flu and COVID, but it is not expected to hit shelves for some time. Read more

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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job. Read more

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Mass. launches new digital vaccine card for COVID-19 and other vaccines

(WGGB/WSHM) – The state officially launched a digital vaccine card Monday. Read more

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Mass. Lottery bringing vaccination clinic to Springfield retail location

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Massachusetts Lottery is bringing free COVID-19 vaccination clinics to three cities, including Springfield. Read more

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FDA cuts interval for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster

The FDA has altered the emergency use authorization for Moderna, shortening the time gap between the Moderna primary vaccination series and the booster dose to five months, the agency announced Friday. Read more

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US advisers endorse Pfizer COVID boosters for younger teens

Influential government advisers are strongly urging that teens as young as 12 get COVID-19 boosters as soon as they're eligible, a key move as the U.S. battles the omicron surge and schools struggle with how to restart classes amid the spike. Read more