European Medicines Agency Approves Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shot

The drugs regulator of the European Union (EU) approved on Oct. 25 the COVID-19 booster shot developed by Moderna. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that the Moderna COVID-19 booster dose “may be considered” in people aged 18 years and …

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CDC Vaccine Advisers Vote to Recommend Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots

An independent panel of vaccine advisers to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted unanimously on Oct. 21 to recommend booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The recommendations from the Advisory …

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U.S. FDA Authorizes Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots. The FDA announced on Oct. 20 that a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered …

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Malaysia Threatens to Terminate Unvaccinated Government Employees

Government officials in Malaysia warned unvaccinated civil servants that they could be subjected to disciplinary action or termination of service if they failed to complete the COVID-19 vaccination before the beginning of November. “On or after November 1, 2021, any …

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Egypt Mandates Virus Vaccinations for Government Workers

The Egyptian government will soon oblige public personnel to present their vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test weekly before accessing their places of employment. The mandate is an attempt to rapidly increase the country’s immunization rate, which is now …

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Pfizer-BioNTech Asked Health Canada to Approve the First COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

Pfizer-BioNTech submitted a request to Health Canada to approve COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11 years old.  Health Canada has released a statement saying that they will be prioritizing the request while making sure that it won’t neglect …

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