Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Monday their Covid-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in 5- to 11-year-olds, and they plan to ask for authorization to use the vaccine in children in that age range in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere as soon as possible.
During her Wednesday briefing in Albany, Gov. Kathy Hochul urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated as we head into the fall and winter seasons and defended her vaccine mandate for all health care workers in hospitals and nursing homes.
A U.S. judge in New York on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing a requirement that healthcare workers receive Covid-19 vaccines against the wishes of employees with religious objections.
The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned a Greek alphabet of variants - a naming system used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to track concerning new mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state will launch a “vax to school” digital marketing campaign encouraging young New Yorkers eligible to get the inoculation to get the shot.
Top U.S. health officials have told the White House they would not have enough data for a broad Covid-19 booster rollout as President Joe Biden had anticipated, a source familiar with the discussions said on Friday.
Two women have been charged with selling forged Covid-19 vaccination cards through an Instagram account and entering the names of customers into New York state's immunization database, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
The spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19 threatens the fragile recovery of U.S. restaurants, according to a report on Tuesday from the National Restaurant Association.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday she’s making $65 million in state funding available for Covid-19 booster shot distribution by local government health departments.
Nassau and Suffolk are among the counties with the highest Covid-19 vaccination rates in New York, but with the Delta variant spreading, Long Island’s vaccination efforts are not over yet.