NCH set to receive COVID-19 vaccines for its frontline workers

NOTE: The COVID-19 vaccine is NOT currently available to the general public. The NCH Healthcare System says it’s set to receive its first batch of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. NCH said Monday 2,600 vials of the Moderna vaccine will go to its NCH Baker Hospital, and 2,300 vials will go to NCH North Naples Hospital. […]

CDC panel recommends older Americans and frontline workers be next in line for COVID-19 vaccine

A Centers for Disease Control advisory panel recommended Sunday the next group of Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine should be Americans 75 and older and frontline workers — including police, firefighters, teachers and grocery workers. The first people receiving the vaccine, known as Phase 1A, are healthcare professionals and long-term residents of health care […]

2nd COVID-19 vaccine authorized in US ships out

Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution center Sunday, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control. The trucks left the Memphis-area factory with the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health. The much-needed shots are expected […]

US clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, 2nd shot in arsenal

The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day. Much-needed doses are set to arrive Monday after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of the vaccine developed by Moderna […]

2nd COVID-19 vaccine set for OK in US with panel endorsement

A government advisory panel endorsed a second COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, paving the way for the shot to be added to the U.S. vaccination campaign. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to follow the recommendation for the vaccine from Moderna and the National Institutes of Health. The FDA advisers, in a 20-0 vote, agreed the […]