FDA Approves Updated COVID Vaccines To Target Omicron Variant

The FDA has approved new updated versions of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines which also target the new BA.5 variant

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first updated COVID vaccines since the initial December 2020 rollout. Millions of Americans will soon be able to receive new booster shots that target not only the original virus but the BA.5 Omicron subvariant as well.

The updated COVID vaccines – known as ‘bivalent boosters’ since they address multiple variants – could be made available as soon as next week. Continue reading “FDA Approves Updated COVID Vaccines To Target Omicron Variant”

HHS To Make 1.8 Million Monkeypox Vaccine Doses Available Monday

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has accelerated Phase 4 of its National Vaccine Strategy and will be making an additional 1.8 million doses of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine available for ordering starting Monday, August 22.
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra (image via Twitter)

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has accelerated Phase 4 of its National Vaccine Strategy and will be making an additional 1.8 million doses of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine available for ordering starting Monday, August 22. Continue reading “HHS To Make 1.8 Million Monkeypox Vaccine Doses Available Monday”