The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it would grant emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in people 65 and older, people at high risk of severe disease and people whose jobs put them at risk of infection.
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The average rate of COVID-19 deaths in the 10 least vaccinated states was more than four times higher over the past week than the rate in the 10 most vaccinated states, according to a CNN analysis.
At least 125 part-time employees at Indiana University Health system, the largest physicians network in the state, have lost their jobs for not complying with COVID-19 vaccination requirements, a spokeswoman said Friday.
Los Angeles County, the country's most populous county, will require customers and employees in indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting October 7, according to a new health order issued Friday.
COVID-19 infections have risen "exponentially" among children in the US since July, according to data published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Twenty-six states in the US have fully vaccinated more than half of their population, federal data shows, but some hospitals are still filling up with COVID-19 patients who did not get their shots.
A public health nurse in Colorado took empty COVID-19 vaccine vials and made them into beautiful art, paying tribute to her fellow healthcare workers.
President Joe Biden's plans to start delivery of booster shots by Sept. 20 for most Americans who received the COVID-19 vaccines are facing new complications that could delay the availability of third doses for those who received the Moderna vaccine, administration officials said Friday.
With the latest COVID-19 surge upending American life yet again, an official rollout of booster doses could begin within weeks, pending FDA authorization. And it's likely that three doses of the vaccine are needed for full protection, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has called a meeting of its vaccine advisers for September 17 to discuss booster doses of coronavirus vaccine.