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Fauci predicts Covid shots for kids five to 11 will be available by early November

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Vaccines to protect children ages five to 11 from Covid-19 will be available in the US in early to mid-November, Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s chief medical adviser, predicted on Sunday. A review panel of the US ...

Covid booster shots important to stop infection, finds English study

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Scientists have urged eligible people to have Covid booster shots after a major survey in England found evidence of “breakthrough infections” more than three months after full vaccination. Researchers at Imperial Coll...

Covid vaccine booster shots: why are third jabs needed and who in Australia is eligible?

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Severely immunocompromised Australians will be able to get Covid-19 vaccine boosters from Monday, after Australia’s vaccine regulatory body approved the jab for the vulnerable section of the community. In advice relea...

The message from Israel is clear: Covid booster shots should be standard

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In the summer, Israel began offering third doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to the over-60s. It was the first country to start administering “booster shots”, to people vaccinated at least five months previously. T...

Shots fired at car carrying Ukrainian president’s top aide

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A volley of shots was fired at a car carrying the principal aide of the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in what a senior official has called an assassination attempt. More than 10 bullets hit the car near th...

FDA advisers vote not to recommend Pfizer booster shots for most Americans

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Scientific advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have voted not to recommend a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine for most Americans, a potentially significant blow to the Biden administration after it a...

UK medicines regulator approves Covid vaccines for use as booster shots

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The UK’s medicines regulator has granted emergency approval for the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to be used as third, “booster” shots to tackle potentially waning immunity, adding pressure on the government’s vacci...

Giving booster shots before the world is vaccinated won’t keep the UK safe from Covid

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Should Britain approve booster doses for broad swathes of the population? The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is deciding this week, and has already advised a third dose be offered to over-11s w...

Vaccine booster shots ‘could help reduce spread of Covid cases’

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Booster shots may be useful even among highly vaccinated populations to reduce Covid transmission, especially given the prevalence of the Delta variant, scientists have said. No decision has yet been made on booster j...

Celebratory shots ring out above Kabul after US troops leave – video

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Celebratory shots rang out in Kabul as the United States completed the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, ending 20 years of war that culminated in the militant Taliban's return to power. Footage from inside t...

Are Covid vaccine booster shots necessary? – video explainer

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Many countries with already high vaccination rates are considering offering people an additional coronavirus vaccine dose. But are booster shots necessary? And what about the issue of vaccine equity? The Guardian's Na...

Are Covid booster shots necessary? – video explainer

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Many countries with already high vaccination rates are considering offering people an additional coronavirus vaccine dose. But are these booster shots necessary? And what about the issue of vaccine equity? The Guardia...

Breakthrough infections and booster shots: what you need to know

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Federal health authorities have recommended booster shots for all adults who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with either the the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, citing evidence that suggests breakthrough infections ...

Coronavirus live news: Israel to start booster shots for over 40s; 3,000 fake vaccination cards seized in Alaska

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Israelis aged 40 and over to receive booster shots starting this weekend; counterfeit vaccine cards seized in Alaska sent from China

Biden says Americans can get Covid booster shots starting next month

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Joe Biden said on Wednesday his administration planned to make Covid-19 vaccine booster shots available to all Americans starting on 20 September as infections rise from the Delta variant of the coronavirus. The White...

Coronavirus live news: NZ reports first community case in 8 months, US expected to introduce booster shots

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Authorities in Auckland are racing to discover the source of New Zealand’s first community transmission case since February while Americans are reportedly set to begin receiving booster shots from next month

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