Children's immunizations dropped dramatically during the pandemic, and health officials are eager to get kids caught back up on their routine shots before they return to school.
A coronavirus variant is spreading quickly in India, causing a massive surge in cases. Scientists are rushing to see if vaccines will be effective against this variant. So far, the news is hopeful.
It's inspiring when a spirit of generosity goes global. But to fight this pandemic, well-off nations must do their part. That's why we think Biden's stand on vaccine patents is a vital step.
The agreement provides a significant boost to the European Union's goal of getting 70% of adults vaccinated. Currently, around a quarter of the bloc's population is vaccinated.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says that while confidence in COVID-19 vaccines has risen, there's more work to do in convincing people, especially in rural communities, to get the shots.
In the U.S., more than 1 out of 5 residents is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But elsewhere in the world, vaccination rates are much lower. Some poor nations have yet to receive a single dose.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb doesn't expect enough demand for the vaccine much beyond 160 million Americans. But he says there may eventually be enough immunity to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
One of the hottest areas of research right now: studies to determine how well current vaccines work against emerging coronavirus "variants of concern."
So, you've successfully scored a vaccine — or at least an appointment. Congrats! That's amazing news, seriously! Now what about those side effects? And do you have to keep up that double masking?
A focus group of 19 Trump voters became less skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccines over two hours. But they said they wanted to hear from doctors, not the former president.
In many states, there are racial disparities in who has received a COVID-19 vaccine. A public health advocate says lack of health care access is a bigger impediment than a hesitancy to get vaccinated.
Certificates with QR codes would serve as proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from the disease.
Moderna has begun testing its vaccine on children as young as 6 months old. A principal investigator in the trial says getting children vaccinated would be "a step getting back to our normal life."
Several other countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland moved to suspend injections of the vaccine this week.
A 1950 law allows the government to award contracts that take priority over all others for national defense. During the pandemic, the law has been used to defend the country against the coronavirus.