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CDC advisory panel, director, expected to recommend vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

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That is likely to be welcome news for pediatricians and immunization advocates because routine immunizations have fallen sharply during the pandemic, a decline of nearly 12 million doses as of May 2, compared with 2019, according to the presentation. The gap is largest in vaccines primarily given to adolescents, including HPV, and the vaccine to […]

FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids 12-15

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May 10, 2021 — The FDA on Monday granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to be given to children 12-to-15 years old.   The much-expected decision increases the likelihood that schools in the United States will fully reopen in the fall — a goal of both the Biden and Trump administrations. […]

5 inflammation-fighting food swaps – Harvard Health Blog

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Inflammation: if you follow health news, you probably hear about it often. When is inflammation helpful? How can it be harmful? What steps can you take to tone it down? What is inflammation and how does it affect your body? If you’re not familiar with the term, inflammation refers to an immune system reaction to […]

This Summer’s VIPs: Vaccinated, Immunized People

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Ava Barker, party hostess, Buena Park, CA. Michael J. Stern, former federal prosecutor; USA Today opinion columnist. Shelly Groves, owner, dog-sitting service, Atlanta area. The Canyon. Twitter. Charley King, owner, Bluebell Events, Los Angeles. David Abramson, PhD, clinical associate professor of social and behavioral sciences and director, research program on Population Impact, Recovery and Resilience, […]

The J&J Rescue Mission Starts With a Choice

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Rehabilitating the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, experts told me, will require honest acknowledgments of its shortcomings, and validating, not combatting, people’s concerns. The rare blood clots that have been tied to the vaccine are serious, they said, but extraordinarily uncommon—a risk that’s far outweighed by the benefits of immunity. The pause clearly did shake things […]