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Novel mRNA Lyme Shots Could Be Released in 2025

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Two novel messenger RNA (mRNA) shots for Lyme disease currently in late-stage clinical trials could hit the market as early as 2025, Moderna announced earlier this year. Also in the race to develop the first-ever mRNA product to prevent Lyme disease are Pfizer and Austria-based Valneva, which entered into a collaborative agreement in April 2020 […]

More Young Children Ingested Drugs and Illicit Substances During COVID Pandemic Period

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A new study published in  the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows an increase in ingestion of illicit substances such as cannabis, opioids and ethanol among children under six years old in the COVID-19 pandemic period compared with the pre-pandemic period.1 “This is an important study, with a clear indication of the ongoing and […]

FDA Approves U.S. Babies and Young Children to Get Omicron COVID Booster Shots

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In early December 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID mRNA COVID-19 shots to include administration  of the Omicron COVID booster shots to children as young as six months old. The action allows everyone over the age of six months to get the […]

More Than 82 Million Doses of COVID-19 Shots Discarded in U.S. Due to Low Demand

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The U.S. Centers for Control and Disease Prevention (CDC) said that pharmacies, state health authorities and federal agencies in the United States discarded 82.1 million doses of COVID-19 shots between December 2020 and May 2022. The discarded doses equate to over 11 percent of the COVID vaccine doses the U.S. government distributed across the country.1 […]

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