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10 reasons why young, healthy people really need to get vaccinated

10 reasons why young, healthy people really need to get vaccinated

Young adults are now steering the course of this pandemic as the biggest spreaders of coronavirus. But many say they don’t plan to get vaccinated — which has bigger consequences than they might think. “We really need to get people 20 to 49 years old vaccinated because they are the ones driving the pandemic right…MORE

Canada authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

Canada authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

Children in Canada ages 12 to 15 can now get vaccinated against Covid-19. Health Canada, the national department of health, announced Wednesday it has authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for the age group. Clinical trial results showed the vaccine had 100% efficacy and was well tolerated in youths ages 12 to 15. “The most commonly reported…MORE

We’re starting to see how the pandemic affected births in the US

We’re starting to see how the pandemic affected births in the US

Remember that pandemic baby boom some thought we’d see about nine months after coronavirus lockdowns swept across the US? Well, as experts predicted, so far it seems to be shaping up to be more of a baby bust. New data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics…MORE

Kids and the Covid-19 vaccine: A pediatrician answers safety questions

Kids and the Covid-19 vaccine: A pediatrician answers safety questions

The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to grant emergency use authorization next week to Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for teens and children ages 12 to 15. According to CNN estimates, that would make another 5% of the population — nearly 17 million teens — eligible to be vaccinated. Some 52% of parents said they…MORE

States ready plans to vaccinate 12-to-15-year-olds against Covid-19

States ready plans to vaccinate 12-to-15-year-olds against Covid-19

President Joe Biden said his administration is “ready to move immediately” if and when the US Food and Drug Administration authorizes the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for use in youths ages 12-15. States are getting ready, too. Biden said he has directed states to make sure these teens can get vaccinated right away, but some states,…MORE

Why some vaccinated people won’t go maskless — even outdoors

Why some vaccinated people won’t go maskless — even outdoors

Texas resident Robert Soto can’t wait to visit his favorite karaoke spots in Austin. He says he’ll be wearing his mask when he belts out “Amber” by 311 or “The Promise” by When in Rome — his go-to songs every time he grabs the mic at a bar. Soto plans to resume some social activities…MORE

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