FDA panel endorses Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted Thursday to endorse Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, clearing the way for FDA leaders to authorize emergency mass distribution amid an ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases across the country. The vote was 20-0. One committee

Tennessee nurse passes out after getting COVID-19 vaccine

A head nurse at a hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., caused a brief scare on Thursday when she fainted shortly after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports. Tiffany Dover, the nurse manager at CHI Memorial, received the vaccine and then, a

FDA ‘rapidly working’ to finalize Moderna COVID-19 vaccine approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is “rapidly” working to approve Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, according to top officials at the agency. The news surfaced shortly after an independent advisory panel to the FDA voted to endorse Moderna’s shot Thursday. “Following today’s positive advisory

COVID-19 vaccine supply cuts ignite confusion among states

The federal government has informed states to expect significant reductions to incoming Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines next week. However, senior Trump administration officials on Thursday downplayed the risk of delays, citing a confusion over semantics, while Pfizer said its production levels have not

Who should COVID-19 vaccines go to next?

After the nation’s front-line medical workers and nursing home residents receive the initial COVID-19 vaccines, who should be next in line? A panelist of medical and public health experts, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), advising the Centers for Disease Control and