CDC says these are the most common side effects people report after getting Moderna, J&J boosters

A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA’s public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters The Centers for …

Singapore extends Covid restrictions as cases remain high

People inside a shopping mall in Singapore on May 15, 2021, ahead of tightening restrictions over concerns of a rise in Covid-19 coronavirus cases. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Covid restrictions in Singapore have been extended for four more weeks, authorities announced Wednesday after new daily cases hit a record high …

Large cash lottery drawings were not enough to increase Covid-19 vaccination rates, study finds

California Gov. Gavin Newsom drew 10 winners in Universal City, California, on June 15, 2021, as part of the final cash prize drawing in California’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win vaccine incentive program. Jay L. Clendenin | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images The lottery slogan “You’ve got to be in it to win …

People in Israel and Bahrain are losing their vaccination status for not taking boosters

A paramedic with Israel’s Magen David Adom medical service administers the third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on August 24, 2021 in Holon. Ahmad Gharabli | AFP | Getty Images Israel and Bahrain want eligible residents to take their Covid booster shots — and those who don’t do so risk losing their fully-vaccinated status, …

Dr. Gottlieb sees Covid’s ‘pandemic phase’ ending when antiviral pills, kids’ vaccines available

Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday he expects the coronavirus’ “pandemic phase” to be over in the U.S. once vaccines become available for children and Merck‘s antiviral pill is cleared by regulators. The other crucial development is for the highly transmissible Covid delta variant to have “moved through the country,” which is likely conclude around Thanksgiving, Gottlieb …

How being unvaccinated against Covid-19 can impact your wallet

A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot at a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic in Southfield, Michigan, on Sept. 29, 2021. Emily Elconin | Reuters Some people are still holding off getting vaccinated against Covid-19, even as mandates increase for the immunization. Those who aren’t yet vaccinated have been barred from some restaurants, travel and more. …

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says ‘nothing is going to stop’ families from gathering for holidays

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday that unlike in 2020 he fully expects families and friends to gather around the holidays this year. He also suggested there are ways to do so that can minimize Covid risk. “Nothing is going to stop us from getting together, and we’re going to be getting together for …

Fauci says FDA will review Merck’s new Covid treatment ‘as quickly as they possibly can’

White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration will review data on Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics’ new Covid oral antiviral “as quickly as they possibly can” in hopes of issuing an emergency use authorization. The companies said their antiviral treatment, molnupiravir, reduced the risk of hospitalization or …

California will require Covid vaccination for K-12 students attending school in person after full FDA approval

California will require students attending school in person to get vaccinated for Covid-19 after the Food and Drug Administration grants full approval for their age group, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Newsom’s latest order, the first of its kind nationwide, will roll out in two phases for students learning in person. The mandate will first …