CDC Gives States COVID-19 Vaccination Program “Playbook”

CDC Gives States COVID-19 Vaccination Program “Playbook”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) created a national COVID-19 Vaccine Program Playbook for state, territorial and local public health officials and their partners and issued directions for how to plan and operationalize COVID-19 vaccine programs in their jurisdictions. State health departments throughout the United States submitted comprehensive drafts of their COVID-19 vaccine distribution […]

Pfizer Wants to Use Children in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

Pfizer Wants to Use Children in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

On Oct. 14, 2020, Pfizer, Inc. of New York City, New York announced it had received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enroll children in the Phase 3 human clinical trial on its experimental messenger RNA (ribonucleic acid) BNT162b1 vaccine for COVID-19. The trial, which last month was expanded to include adolescent […]

How Will Unhealthy Americans React to COVID-19 Vaccines?

How Will Unhealthy Americans React to COVID-19 Vaccines?

If you look at the human clinical trials that have been conducted this year by drug companies developing experimental vaccines for COVID-19, the participants in those trials have all been “healthy adults.” Take, for example, Moderna’s Phase 1 clinical trial for its mRNA-1273 vaccine, which included 45 healthy adults 18 to 55 years old. The same […]