Vaccines for children under 12 still months away

Doctors in Southwest Florida are treating 19 children hospitalized for COVID-19, and many parents are now wondering when their young children be able to get vaccinated. But doctors say it’s going to be a lot longer before that under-12 age group sees any sort of vaccine. With kids 5 to 11, it’s difficult to get […]

J&J single-dose COVID-19 shot poised for FDA decision

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe […]

J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID-19, but less than some others

Johnson & Johnson’s long-awaited vaccine appears to protect against COVID-19 with just one shot – not as strong as some two-shot rivals but still potentially helpful for a world in dire need of more doses. J&J said Friday that in the U.S. and seven other countries, the single-shot vaccine was 66% effective overall at preventing […]

COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax is latest to enter Phase 3 trial in U.S.

Federal health researchers and vaccine maker Novavax announced Monday that they will begin a Phase 3 trial for Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the United States, marking the fifth such shot in the country to reach its key final stage of testing. “We’ve come this far, this fast, but we need to get to the […]

Pfizer proposes expanding COVID-19 vaccine trial to include more diversity as race for a vaccine continues

The race for a coronavirus vaccine shows no signs of slowing as more companies move their vaccine candidates through clinical trials, growing closer to determining which will be considered safe and effective. One such candidate is in development by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which announced along with its German partner BioNTech on Saturday they […]

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race. There’s still no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and […]