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OpEd: Let’s Boost Public Knowledge About the Covid-19 Vaccine

Evolving knowledge is modifying and improving our approaches to preventing and treating the disease, and that includes adding vaccine booster shots to our protocols. 

Long Island Hospitals Fire, Suspend Staffers Not Vaccinated For Covid

Dozens of hospital staffers across Long Island were fired or suspended for not complying with a New York State mandate to get the Covid-19 vaccine by the Sept. 27 deadline, officials said.

Hochul Defends NYS Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers After Federal...

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. 

U.S. Judge Blocks NY Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

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.

Hochul Reveals Plans to Launch ‘Vax to School’ Campaign

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 Plan Narrower Covid-19 Booster Launch, Source Says

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.

NY Prosecutors Charge LI Woman With Selling Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Cards

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.

Hochul Injects $65M in State Funding for Covid Booster Shots

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.

J&J Says Booster Dose Increased Antibodies in Early-stage Trials

A booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine sharply increased levels of antibodies against the coronavirus, according to interim data from two small, early-stage trials, the company said in a press release on Wednesday.

U.S. FDA Grants Full Approval to Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine

The FDA fully approved the two-dose vaccine for use in people age 16 and older.