Omicron Found Mostly in Vaccinated Americans So Far

Omicron Found Mostly in Vaccinated Americans So Far

On Dec. 1, 2021, the first case of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant known as Omicron (initially designated “B.1.1.529”) in the United States was confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in California. The case involves a fully vaccinated individual in San Francisco who had returned from a trip to South Africa […]

Pfizer Raises Sales Forecast for COVID-19 Biologic to $33.5 Billion in 2021

Pfizer Raises Sales Forecast for COVID-19 Biologic to $33.5 Billion in 2021

Pfizer, Inc. reported that the company sold $7.8 billion worth of their COVID-19 biologic BNT162b2 in the second quarter of this year raising the company’s 2021 sales forecast for the two-dose vaccine to $33.5 billion from the previously estimated $26 billion.1 The $7.8 billion from direct sales of the shot is split with its German […]

State and Local Governments and Companies Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

State and Local Governments and Companies Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Story Highlights As the demand for COVID-19 vaccines slows across the country, governments and businesses are offering a wide range of incentives to try to boost vaccination rates. In addition to a variety of cash lotteries, some of the offerings include air travel, college scholarships, state park passes, fishing or hunting licenses and complimentary food […]

CDC Funds New Hampshire Vaccine Registry

CDC Funds New Hampshire Vaccine Registry

New Hampshire’s Executive Council voted on Dec. 18, 2019 to accept $1.5 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create an Immunization Information System (IIS). According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, New Hampshire is currently the only state without vaccine tracking system.1 The IIS electronic tracking […]

Rare Disorder May Explain 11-Year-Old’s Sudden Odd Tics and Moodiness

Spring came late to Minnesota this year… the land of 10,000 lakes still frozen long past usual. But in the pleasant town of Prior Lake, April marked a year since the Barnes family’s lives changed forever. Eleven-year-old Parker, the oldest in the top bunk—a rambunctious, outgoing boy until midway through fourth grade. Parker started acting […]