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Pfizer's Protection Against COVID Infection Drops Sharply

Though it continues to be effective at preventing hospitalizations

(Newser) - A new large-scale study finds the protection against COVID-19 infection offered by the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine drops from 88% in the first month to 47% after five months. The Los Angeles Times reports on what it describes as "one of the largest and longest [studies] to track the effectiveness of...

Biden Will Get His Booster Shot Monday
Biden Gets His
COVID Booster Shot

Biden Gets His COVID Booster Shot

'It’s hard to acknowledge I’m over 65,' he jokes

(Newser) - President Biden received his COVID-19 booster shot on Monday, days after federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older and approved them for others with preexisting medical conditions and high-risk work environments. "The most important thing we need to do is...

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Worth Billions for Drugmakers

Drugstore chains could reap huge profits, too

(Newser) - Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. How much the manufacturers stand to gain depends on how big the rollout proves to be. US health officials late on...

'Highly Unusual' Twist in CDC's Booster Shot Decision

CDC director overruled panel on key recommendation

(Newser) - The path has been cleared for COVID vaccine booster shots for millions of Americans. A CDC panel endorsed Pfizer booster shots for older people Thursday but split with the FDA's approval on a key issue: It didn't recommend booster shots for workers, including teachers and healthcare workers, whose...

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