Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is coming under further scrutiny by U.S. government health authorities. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Monday the agency was looking into reports of additional cases of severe side effects possibly linked to the one-shot vaccine. Walensky told reporters during a White House news briefing the agency is “encouraged that it hasn’t been an overwhelming number of cases, but we are looking and seeing what’s come in.” The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jointly called for a pause in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last week after six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed a rare but serious blood-clotting disorder following vaccination. One woman died and one was hospitalized in critical condition. The six women were among the 7 million Americans who have received the vaccine since its approval. The Johnson & Johnson … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Under Further Scrutiny in US
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BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox on Monday took a major step toward better days, with a group of players receiving their first vaccination against COVID-19 following the team’s win over the Chicago White Sox. Fenway Park had served as a mass vaccination site for many Massachusetts residents in the months leading up to the season, but on Monday, it was the Red Sox’ opportunity to receive injections from the staff of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Red Sox shared photos of Christian Vazquez, Matt Barnes, Hirokazu Sawamura, and Monday’s starter Nathan Eovaldi taking shots in their left arms. (All four are righties.) Trust the facts. Get the vax. Thank you, @BIDMChealth , for always being there! pic.twitter.com/ZJZcYZ3kzU — Red Sox (@RedSox) April 19, 2021 Manager Alex Cora told the media prior to Monday’s 11:10 a.m. first pitch that a group of players was scheduled to get the first shot postgame, with another group scheduled for Wednesday. Major League … [Read more...] about Group Of Red Sox Players Gets COVID-19 Vaccination At Fenway Park
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Allegheny Health Network is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Tuesday at the Pittsburgh Mills Mall. The clinic is taking place at the former Sears Grand store. Up to 7,000 people will receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. AHN is taking appointments, and now say that they will accept walk-ins from 1-4 p.m. We're accepting walk-ins at today's COVID-19 clinic at Pittsburgh Mills from 1-4 p.m. The clinic is taking place in the former Sears Grand store at the mall. Appointments are also available: https://t.co/USB6fCOtx2 pic.twitter.com/rHeg2nelMt — AHN (@AHNtoday) April 20, 2021 The clinic opened at 8 a.m. To access AHN’s online scheduling tool to make an appointment, click here. … [Read more...] about Allegheny Health Network Holding Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Pittsburgh Mills Mall
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine appears to be slowing dramatically in our region. People getting vaccinated for the first time are now far fewer at pharmacies and clinics. Providers say we have reached a point where most people who want the vaccine have already gotten at least one dose. Now, they say their job is to convince others to get it. At Wilson’s Pharmacy in Bloomfield, anybody can walk in off the street and get vaccinated — no appointment necessary. “Walked in, signed up. Easy,” Sid Lambert of Lawrenceville said. But folks like Sid Lambert are few and far between. Still, steady are those coming in for their second dose but first-time vaxers have slowed to a trickle. “Earlier on we had these huge lines. Now if we do have lines they’re very short,” said pharmacist Jeff Wilson. And there was no line to speak of at this mass clinic at the Pittsburgh Mills sponsored by the Allegheny Health Network. “All adults 16 and above are open at this point … [Read more...] about Demand For The COVID-19 Vaccine Slows Dramatically In The Pittsburgh Region
School children wearing facemasks walk outside Condit Elementary School in outside Houston, Texas. Photo: François Picard/AFP via Getty Images On Monday, every adult became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. So when will children be able to get their shots? While children under 16 have not been approved to receive any of the currently available shots, clinical trials to get shots in little arms are underway. Delivering the vaccine to children will be necessary to tame the virus, experts say, and could remove uncertainty around when students will fully return to in-person learning as they already prepare for the upcoming fall 2021 school year. Here’s what we know so far about the vaccine and children. Drug companies have launched critical trials for younger children and their results are expected to be released to the public by the summer . Both Pfizer and Moderna are testing their two-dose vaccines in children as young as 6 months old. (Clinical trials in children require … [Read more...] about Shots in Little Arms: When Can Kids Get the Vaccine?