Pfizer says updated booster protects against Omicron subvariants
Omicron-tailored shots made by Pfizer and Moderna Inc have already been greenlit by several countries, including in the US for adults and, more recently, for children as young as 5 years.
Two thirds of US adults don't plan on getting Covid boosters soon, poll shows
Around 18% said they would wait and see whether they would get the new booster shot, while 10% said they would only get it if it was required.
If you're high-risk, don't wait for updated Covid jabs, experts say
Given the current surge and people's waning immunity, experts say the best booster for those at risk is the one at hand.
EU recommends second Covid booster jab for over-60s
The agencies had already recommended a second booster, or a fourth dose, for people over the age of 80, since April.
As Covid cases rise, US health officials mull widening second booster eligibility
Cases have steadily risen over the past five weeks, with the the current seven-day average of daily cases rising 26% from the previous week.
Covid vaccine makers shift focus to boosters
Pfizer, which makes its shot with Germany's BioNTech SE, and Moderna still see a major role for themselves in the vaccine market even as overall demand declines.
Seniors with comorbidities allowed option of second booster jab
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says the Pfizer jab is the recommended vaccine for a second booster shot.
India’s Covid-19 vaccine prices cut as booster programme extended
Those outside the two priority categories will have to pay for the shots at privately run facilities, with no mixing and matching of vaccines allowed.
India to offer Covid booster shots to all adults
The nation of 1.3 billion has administered 1.85 billion shots so far, giving 96% of the population a single dose and 83% two jabs.
Omicron lasts 3 days less than Delta for boosted, study shows
The study also found that people with Omicron are significantly less likely to lose their sense of smell, and confirmed previous research that it is less severe.
Those who lose fully vaxxed status can still dine in, enter public premises, says Khairy
He says premise owners need to ensure that customers have completed at least their primer vaccination shots.
US authorises second booster for seniors 50 and older
The FDA has also authorised a second booster dose of the vaccines for younger people with compromised immune systems.