Stories tagged: "covid vaccine"


A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
This Duke Pediatrician Explains Why the Pfizer Vaccine Is Safe for Kids 12 and Up

Here’s what to know about how the Pfizer vaccine works in adolescents, and what to expect.

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School on May 3, 2021 in Ridley, Pa. "It feels good, I'm happy I can protect myself and other," Day said after getting the shot.  (Photo by Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images)
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12 and Up

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, taking a huge step in the overall vaccination effort and bringing incalculable relief to many parents. It’s the news so many have been waiting for: Children 12 and older can now safely get the COVID-19 vaccine. The US...

US President Joe Biden speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Dobbins Air Reserve Base April 29, 2021, in Marietta, Georgia. Friday, April 30 marked 100 days in office for Biden. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
The Top 10 Things Joe Biden Has Done in His First 100 Days

From hefty stimulus checks to emergency housing assistance and small business relief, President Biden has been a whirlwind in his first 100 days.

People walk in to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza past a sign that says "Johnson & Johnson vaccine only" in Los Angeles (Image via AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
J&J Shots on Hold in NC. Here’s What You Need to Know in Fight Against COVID.

After serious blood clots developed in six women, states like NC are halting the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccines for now.

After a racially disproportionate rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lenoir County in Kinston, locals are focusing more on getting the shot to locals. (Image via screenshot)
After a Bumpy Vaccine Rollout, This Is How One Eastern North Carolina County Put Locals First

Triangle residents drove 90 minutes to get a vaccine in Lenoir County, making for a racially disproportionate rollout in Kinston.

Maura Wozniak poses for a picture on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Huntersville, N.C. Wozniak, a 42-year-old mother of 2 has cystic fibrosis and also has undergone lung transplants and has been moved into group 4, just ahead of the general public receive the COVID-19 vaccination. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Smokers, Cancer Survivors, Pregnant Women Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in North Carolina

State officials added subcategories to the next phase of vaccine rollout, focusing on North Carolinians at high risk of COVID-19 complications.

President Joe Biden listens as Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), right, speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the NIH, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. NIH Director Francis Collins is at center. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Only 6% of Black Americans Have Been Vaccinated. Here’s How Biden Is Trying to Change That.

Medical experts say it will take a concerted effort to meet the challenges of rebuilding trust and ensuring vaccine access for communities of color.