COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -Over the weekend the CDC approved vaccinations for ages 6 months through 5 years old. This comes as DHEC says there is an increase in cases across South Carolina particularly in the Midlands. Vaccines for the youngest age group 6 months through five years old are approved for both Pfizer and Moderna. State health leaders say this can reinforce…
DHEC is encouraging parents to talk with their child’s pediatrician about getting eligible children their COVID-19 vaccination.
By Mike Stobbe (AP)
The Food and Drug Administration’s outside experts voted unanimously that Moderna’s vaccine is safe and effective enough to give kids ages 6 to 17. If the FDA agrees, it would become the second option for those children, joining Pfizer’s vaccine.
By Lauran Neergaard (AP)
Moderna’s preliminary study results show people given the combination shot experienced a higher boost in omicron-fighting antibodies than if they just got a fourth dose of the original vaccine.
Study finds fourth dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine provides “substantial” boost in COVID-19 immunity
A fourth dose is already authorized in the U.S. for people 50 and older.
New data shows COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are on track to rise for the first time in months, and the FDA is encouraging Americans to get either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines over the Johnson & Johnson shot.
Moderna requests emergency use authorization from the FDA for its vaccine for children as young as six-months-old.
By Lauran Neergaard
Moderna is asking U.S. regulators to open its COVID-19 vaccine to the nation’s youngest children. Kids under 5 are the only group in the U.S. not yet eligible for vaccination.
Health care providers hoping to get new guidance on coronavirus vaccines from the FDA will have to keep waiting. Wednesday’s meeting ended with no solid answers regarding the future of booster shots and regular vaccines.
Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine works in babies, toddlers and preschoolers.