Zoo Animals Given Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

Zoo Animals Given Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

Zoos around the United States have begun giving animals an experimental COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by a veterinary pharmaceutical company known as Zoetis, Inc. headquartered in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey.1 USDA Authorizes Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine for Zoo Animals Zoetis has donated 11,000 doses of the vaccine to about 70 U.S. zoos, as well as sanctuaries, universities […]

75 Percent COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Among U.S. Hospital Workers

75 Percent COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Among U.S. Hospital Workers

An analysis conducted by WebMD and Medscape Medical News from data collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2,500 hospitals across the United States revealed that, as of late May 2021, one in four hospital workers caring for patients had not received a COVID-19 vaccination.1 Many Hospital Workers Are Refusing […]

European Union Launches Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate

European Union Launches Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate

The European Union has announced that it will be officially launching a digital COVID-19 certificate for all E.U. citizens and residents, as well as for specific categories of travelers by July 1, 2021.1 What is the Digital COVID-19 Certificate? The E.U. Digital COVID Certificate is a mobile app that provides information such as the digital […]

Autism Prevalence Rates in U.S. and Northern Ireland Continue to Rise

Autism Prevalence Rates in U.S. and Northern Ireland Continue to Rise

At the height of the fear and confusion associated with the declaration of a coronavirus pandemic public health emergency and strict social distancing regulations in the spring of 2020, U.S. health officials published a report that, in 2016, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was estimated to affect one in 54 eight-year old children in the U.S., […]

NIH Begins Testing Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules

NIH Begins Testing Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it has begun an early stage Phase 1/2 clinical trial to examining what happens when an adult who is fully vaccinated with one type of COVID-19 vaccine, is given a different booster vaccine from another manufacturer three to four months later.1 Currently, there are three […]

Millions of Americans Decline Second Dose of Experimental mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Millions of Americans Decline Second Dose of Experimental mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

By the end of April 2021, more than five million people in the United States, or about eight percent of the population, had not received the second dose of the experimental mRNA Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna/NIAID COVID-19 vaccines being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Women Report Menstrual Irregularities After COVID-19 Vaccination

Women Report Menstrual Irregularities After COVID-19 Vaccination

From the start of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) vaccines rollout, many women around the world have expressed concerns about the effects of COVID-19 vaccines on the female reproductive system.1 Recently, women in the United States have reported changes in their menstrual cycles after getting an EUA COVID-19 vaccine.2 3  4 Clinical Trials Did not […]

Demand for COVID-19 Vaccines Declines As Eligibility Expands

Demand for COVID-19 Vaccines Declines As Eligibility Expands

As eligibility for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) COVID-19 vaccines expands to people 16 years and older, many counties in the United States are starting to experience a decline in demand for the vaccines.1 Carlos Del Rio, MD, professor at the Emory University School of Medicine said, “I worry that we’re rapidly transitioning our country from […]

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Suspended After Blood Disorder Reports

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine  Suspended After Blood Disorder Reports

A manufacturing plant in Baltimore, Maryland where two experimental COVID-19 vaccines are manufactured has caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to delay authorization of the plant’s production lines due to the contamination of 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine.1 Ingredients Used in Two COVID-19 Vaccines “Mixed Up” During Production […]

Dentists, Optometrists, Podiatrists Can Now Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S.

Dentists, Optometrists, Podiatrists Can Now Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the agency is amending an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to authorize additional medical professionals to administer experimental COVID-19 vaccines being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).1 2 This announcement was made after President Biden […]

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