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Teens Asked, We Answered: The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccines

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Nope, they won't put a microchip in you. And the side effects usually aren't that bad. And if you want to get your HPV shot at the same time, that totally works. Read on for these and more answers.

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Public Health Experts Call On CDC To Change Its Mask Guidance

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The agency argues that vaccinated people are safe without masks. But the guidance leaves room for plenty of unvaccinated people to mingle dangerously, and many argue that this is fueling case surges.

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Johnson & Johnson Dealt Another Blow As Vaccine Is Linked To Rare Nerve Syndrome

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was dealt another blow this week with news that the vaccine is tied to a rare autoimmune disorder. But the vaccine's place in the U.S. program was already languishing.

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CDC Panel Says Heart Inflammation In Young People Post-Vaccine Is Rare

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Advisers to the CDC met to discuss some side effects associated with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. In a small number of recipients the vaccines may be causing temporary inflammation to the heart.

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Biden Makes A Big Push To Get More People Vaccinated This Month

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The Biden administration aims to boost the flagging COVID-19 vaccination rate, so the country can reach the president's goal of getting at least one shot to 70% of adults by July 4.

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The Buffet Can Stay: What The Future Of The Cruise Line Industry Looks Like

Saturday, May 29, 2021

The first post-pandemic cruise from a U.S. port will embark next month. Despite CDC measures, the go-ahead puts wind in the sails of cruise lines, which have high hopes for an in-demand industry.

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The CDC Revises Its Summer Camp Guidance, Easing Restrictions

Friday, May 28, 2021

Masks are optional for vaccinated kids, and other recommended restrictions have been softened, making for a more relaxed camping experience for children this summer.

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Answers To Your CDC Mask Guidance Confusion

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The CDC recently lifted some of its mask guidance for fully vaccinated people. So is it safe to go out now? NPR answers your pressing questions.

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CDC Recommends Pfizer Vaccine For Adolescents

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Centers of Disease control and Prevention is recommending the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12 and up, clearing the way for it to be given to teens and preteens this week.

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FDA OKs Pfizer Shot For 12-15-Year-Olds. Vaccinations Will Start Soon

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration has extended authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents age 12-15. Those young people have missed months of school and time with friends.

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FAQ: What You Need To Know About Pfizer's COVID Vaccine And Adolescents

Monday, May 10, 2021

Ages 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the FDA says. But when and where, and what about younger kids? You have questions. We have answers.

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FDA Expected To Grant Authorization For Use Of Pfizer Vaccine On Childen

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Having reviewd the data on trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the use of the Pfizer vaccine on children as young as 12.

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Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Is Back In Use In The U.S.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Federal health officials have lifted the pause on use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. States can resume distributing it, now with a warning about rare complications involving blood clots.

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CDC Advisory Committee Recommends Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations Resume

Friday, April 23, 2021

The CDC's vaccine advisory committee met Friday to decide how to proceed with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is possibly linked to rare, dangerous side effects.

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What The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Means For The U.S.'s Distribution Plan

Saturday, April 17, 2021

A pause in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will last at least another week, even as eligibility for coronavirus vaccines expand. What impact will the pause have on inoculations?

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Advisory Group To The CDC Is Reviewing The Safety Of The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The CDC's independent vaccine advisory group is reviewing the safety of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The government recommended a pause in administering the vaccine during the review.

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The Effects Of The Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Interruption

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The pause of administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could affect the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., especially since it's so practical for rural areas.

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Inside The CDC's Battle To Defeat The Virus

Thursday, April 01, 2021

A year into the pandemic, the agency's staffers reflect on what it's been like to fight the biggest public health battle in their history and how they're working to rebuild public trust in science.

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U.S. Is In A Race Between Vaccines And Variants, Says Public Health Expert

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Despite the progress in vaccinating Americans, there's concern about the threat posed by COVID-19 variants. The White House is urging not to "let down our guard."

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Indonesia Church Bombing Wounds 20 On Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Two suicide bombers attacked a Roman Catholic church compound in Makassar on Sunday. Indonesian President Joko Widodo condemned the attack as an "act of terrorism."

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