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FDA Grants Emergency Use to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And then there were three. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for people 18 and older after reviewing its safety and efficacy data. More vaccine […]

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Ireland sees strong early evidence that vaccines are working

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland is beginning to see strong early evidence that its COVID-19 vaccine rollout is protecting healthcare workers and care home residents from catching the disease, health officials said on Thursday.FILE PHOTO: A boy plays with his dogs on Sandymount strand, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dublin, Ireland February […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 94% effective in real-world conditions: study

New coronavirus variant discovered in tri-state area Officials say new strand could be more resistant to COVID-19 vaccines. Reaction from Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat. A coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech showed to drop symptomatic COVID-19 by 94%, per new research out of Israel. The peer-reviewed results offer a first look at effectiveness […]

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Preclinical Testing for Vaccines

Preclinical testing occurs before clinical trials can be conducted. The goal of preclinical trials is to assess the potential toxicity of a new therapeutic drug using either human cell cultures or animals before the medicine can be tested “in vivo” in human participants. Preclinical testing is required to demonstrate the safety of new vaccines before […]

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Will You Get Your Kids Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Children as young as first graders may be able to get the coronavirus vaccine by the time school starts in September, presuming trials are successful in those age groups, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview with ProPublica. No vaccines against COVID-19 are currently authorized […]