CDC, FDA Find Possible Link Between Pfizer’s Bivalent COVID Shot and Strokes

CDC, FDA Find Possible Link Between Pfizer’s Bivalent COVID Shot and Strokes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last week that they are investigating a possible link between Pfizer/BioNTech’s bivalent messenger RNA (mRNA) Comirnaty COVID biologic and an increased risk of a type of ischemic stroke among people 65 years of age and older. Data from the […]

Many Health Care Workers Concerned About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Many Health Care Workers Concerned About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Story Highlights Many health care workers are hesitant to get the experimental COVID-19 vaccines. One of the most common reasons given by health care workers for not getting the vaccine is a lack of data on the long-term effects of the vaccine. The CDC reported that addressing vaccine hesitancy among health care workers is their […]

Johnson & Johnson Pauses Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Following ‘Unexplained Illness’

Johnson & Johnson Pauses Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Following ‘Unexplained Illness’

Story Highlights Weeks after Johnson & Johnson announced that their experimental COVID-19 vaccine was in final, Phase 3 testing, the company has paused the study to evaluate an unexplained illness in a study participant. AstraZeneca’s late-stage vaccine trial is also still on pause in the U.S. after two cases of a neurological illness arose in […]