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Pfizer Says 3rd Shot of Vaccine Boosts COVID Protection

WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 — New data show that protection from both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine decreases slightly over time, but that a third dose significantly boosts levels of antibodies against several variants of the virus, including the highly contagious Delta variant that’s now dominant in the United States. Not everyone thinks a… Read More »

North Carolina county launches ‘doses to doors’ vaccine campaign

Health department workers and community outreach groups have kicked off a “doses to doors” COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, where just 49% of residents have received at least one jab. The program, which officials say offer a convenient way for residents to get the shot without having to worry about travel, was… Read More »

Pfizer to discuss COVID-19 vaccine booster with US officials

Loading the player… Pfizer says it plans to meet with top U.S. health officials Monday to discuss the drugmaker’s request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser acknowledged that “it is entirely conceivable, maybe likely” that booster shots will be needed. The company said… Read More »

Covid-19 news: UK shares vaccine data to help EU approve travellers

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Health worker displays empty vials of the Covishield vaccine. Mahesh Kumar A/AP/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 5.30pm on 2 July UK prime minister “very confident” that those who received… Read More »