CDC Strengthens Recommendations and Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots | CDC Online Newsroom

Following today’s meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP), CDC is expanding eligibility of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older. CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. Since the pandemic began, … Read more

The US is in a fifth COVID wave, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t second boosters available to all Americans?

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Growing proportion of COVID-19 deaths are ‘breakthrough cases’

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Moderna CFO out after two days in the role as former employer Dentsply discloses probe of financial reporting

Moderna Inc. surprised investors Wednesday with the news that its chief financial officer has departed the company just two days after taking up the position, following the disclosure of an internal probe into financial reporting at his former employer. Jorge Gomez, who became Moderna’s CFO on Monday, has left the biotech after Dentsply Sirona Inc. … Read more

South Australia records surge in COVID cases and hospitalizations, as authorities warn of flu risk

South Australia has recorded a surge in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, while eight people who tested positive have died. Key points: SA has recorded 4,299 new COVID-19 cases, while eight people who tested positive to the virus have died There are 232 people in hospital, including seven in intensive care Health authorities have urged … Read more

Australia offers Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine support to Indonesia amid outbreak

The Australian government has offered Indonesia financial support to secure a vaccine to contain an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). Key points: Australia is offering Indonesia financial and technical support following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease Australia’s chief vet says FMD’s spread to Indonesia will likely double the chances of an … Read more

NIH launches clinical trial of Epstein-Barr virus vaccine

News Release Friday, May 6, 2022 The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched an early-stage clinical trial to evaluate an investigative preventive vaccine for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV is the primary cause of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with certain cancers and autoimmune diseases. … Read more

COVID-19 vaccination no longer mandated at Adelaide Zoo but masks required for up-close animal experiences

From tomorrow Zoos SA will no longer require patrons to be vaccinated, but it will require people taking part in up-close animal experiences to wear masks to prevent the creatures from catching COVID-19. Key points: COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be required at the Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park from tomorrow Some “animal experiences” … Read more

Victoria passes 3,000 COVID-19 deaths as families remember those they lost during the pandemic

As of today, more than 3,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic. Key points: Victoria is the first Australia jurisdiction to pass 3,000 COVID deaths Australia’s death rate for COVID is one of the lowest in the world at 0.12 per cent An estimated 30,000 Victorians … Read more