Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it is seeking U.S. authorization of its experimental antiviral Covid-19 pill that cut the chance of hospitalization or death for adults at risk of severe disease by 89% in a clinical trial.
Young New Yorkers getting their Covid-19 shot can enter a statewide competition for a full scholarship at a public city or state college, including tuition, fees, and room and board, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday.
Suffolk County has opened a Covid-19 vaccination clinic specifically for children ages 5 to 17 years old, County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday a single dose of its antibody cocktail reduced the risk of contracting Covid-19 by 81.6% in a late-stage trial, in the two to eight months period following the drug's administration.
Covid-19 booster shots are in full swing at area pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and other locations, with many Long Islanders meeting eligibility requirements and rolling up their sleeves.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and said Americans can choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to allow Americans to get a different booster shot of a Covid-19 vaccine than the one initially taken, the New York Times reported on Monday.
Outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday unanimously recommended the agency authorize a second shot of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine for all recipients of the one-dose inoculation.
Gov. Kathy Hochul confirmed Wednesday she will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that allows healthcare workers to ask for a religious exemption to the state’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate.
A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that New York State cannot impose a Covid-19 vaccine mandate on healthcare workers without allowing for religious exemption requests.