Hundreds of Thousands March in London Protesting Pandemic Restrictions, Vaccine Passports

Hundreds of Thousands March in London Protesting Pandemic Restrictions, Vaccine Passports

Hundreds of thousands of British citizens marched in central London on May 29, 2021 in a “Unite for Freedom” rally to protest against the government’s COVID-19 lockdowns, vaccine passports and other pandemic-related regulations and restrictions.1 2 Chanting “no more lockdowns” and “take your freedom back,” protesters later gathered at the Westfield shopping center, which was […]

With Little Safety Data, CDC Recommends Pfizer COVID Vaccine for 12-Year-Old Children

With Little Safety Data, CDC Recommends Pfizer COVID Vaccine for 12-Year-Old Children

Opinion | I monitor meetings of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). On May 10, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted Pfizer/BioNTech to distribute its experimental mRNA vaccine in […]

HPV Vaccine Mandated for All 10-Year-Old Girls in Costa Rica

HPV Vaccine Mandated for All 10-Year-Old Girls in Costa Rica

In October 2017, the government of Costa Rica added the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to the country’s national vaccination program. The decision to do so was based on the recommendation of the Costa Rican Ministry of Health’s National Commission on Vaccination and Epidemiology (CNVE), which is the Costa Rican government’s equivalent of the U.S. Centers […]