Tag: covid-19 vaccine
U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12 and said they could begin receiving shots as soon as Thursday, widening the country's inoculation program as vaccination rates have slowed significantly.
SUNY and CUNY students will be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before being allowed back onto campuses for in-person classes this fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
Both Nassau and Suffolk counties are rolling out new initiatives aimed at getting Long Island’s younger population to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
“I was so lucky to find the group,” says Christina Vilbig, a group moderator. “It really helped me find appointments to get my family and friends vaccinated as soon as they were eligible."
Fully vaccinated people can safely engage in outdoor activities like walking and hiking without wearing masks but should continue to use face-coverings in public spaces where they are required, U.S. health regulators said on Tuesday.
Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet again on Friday to consider whether it is safe to resume injections of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, as senior U.S. health officials prepare for a green light.
Resuming the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine in the United States will require clear guidelines for the medical community on how to best treat patients that develop a rare type of blood clot, as well as alerting vaccine recipients to be aware of the telltale symptoms, according to heart doctors and other medical experts.
The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against Covid-19, a White House official said on Thursday.
All New Yorkers 30 and older will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, and all residents 16 and older will be eligible on April 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday.
"I can't wait to hug and kiss everybody I haven't been able to since last year," said Esther Greenberg, a retired office manager in Woodbury, Long Island.