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Julie Steenhuysen

J&J says second shot boosts protection for moderate-severe COVID-19 to 94%

Sep 21 2021

CHICAGO Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday a second shot of its COVID-19 vaccine given about two months after the first increased its effectiveness to 94% in the United States against moderate to severe forms of the disease. | Video

U.S. FDA advisers recommend COVID-19 boosters for 65 and older after rejecting broad approval

Sep 17 2021

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, after overwhelmingly rejecting a call for broader approval. | Video

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for booster

Sep 16 2021

CHICAGO New data from Moderna Inc's large COVID-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday.

CORRECTED-Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for booster

Sep 16 2021

CHICAGO, Sept 15 New data from Moderna Inc's large COVID-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers declines over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday.

Analysis - U.S. hopes COVID vaccine boosters will decrease not just deaths, but virus spread

Sep 15 2021

CHICAGO U.S. officials preparing to roll out COVID-19 booster shots in the face of waning vaccine protection and surging hospitalizations and deaths caused by the highly contagious Delta variant are hoping boosters might prevent mild cases as well.

ANALYSIS-U.S. looks to COVID-19 boosters to curb virus spread

Sep 15 2021

CHICAGO, Sept 15 U.S. officials preparing to roll out COVID-19 booster shots in the face of waning vaccine protection and surging hospitalizations and deaths caused by the highly contagious Delta variant are hoping they might prevent mild cases as well.

COVID-19 vaccines hold strong against Delta, protection waning in older adults

Sep 10 2021

CHICAGO Three U.S. studies suggest COVID-19 vaccines offer strong protection against hospitalization and death, even in the face of the highly transmissible Delta variant, but vaccine protection appears to be waning among older populations, especially among those 75 and older.

UPDATE 1- COVID-19 vaccines hold strong against Delta, protection waning in older adults

Sep 10 2021

CHICAGO, Sept 10 Three U.S. studies suggest COVID-19 vaccines offer strong protection against hospitalization and death, even in the face of the highly transmissible Delta variant, but vaccine protection appears to be waning among older populations, especially among those 75 and older.

Explainer - Beyond Delta, scientists are watching new coronavirus variants

Sep 09 2021

CHICAGO The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned a Greek alphabet of variants - a naming system used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to track concerning new mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19. Some have equipped the virus with better ways of infecting humans or evading vaccine protection.

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