The FDA authorizes COVID booster shots for all U.S. adults

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has given its OK for fully vaccinated Americans who are age 18 and older to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. The FDA on Thursday granted emergency use authorization for a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, which had already been available to people 65 and older […]

Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by the agency last December.Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images This is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be subject to a full review by the U.S. regulator and to get an approval […]

COVID Booster Shots Are Coming. Here’s What You Need To Know

WASHINGTON — Health officials are preparing to roll out COVID-19 booster shots in the United States this September. According to a plan announced Wednesday, all U.S. adults who received a two-dose vaccine would be eligible for an additional jab of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine eight months from when they got their second one. “These […]

COVID-19 Booster Shots Will Roll Out In September In The U.S.

Updated August 18, 2021 at 11:35 AM ET WASHINGTON — COVID-19 booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are set to become available for all U.S. adults beginning next month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. “Based on our latest assessment, the current protection against severe disease, hospitalization, […]

FDA Authorizes Third COVID-19 Dose For People With Weakened Immunity

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is authorizing an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for certain people with weakened immune systems caused either by disease, medical treatments or organ transplants. The move comes after studies have shown these people may not have sufficient immunity to head off the more serious complications of COVID-19 […]

U Of I COVID-19 Test Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

URBANA – The University of Illinois’ COVID-19 testing process has received Emergency Use Authorization from the federal Food and Drug Administration.   Authorization was granted in a February 24 letter to the university from FDA Chief Scientist, Rear Admiral Denise M. Hinton.  Ben Taylor, spokesman for Shield Illinois, the U of I’s program for marketing […]

U Of I’s Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test Receives FDA Emergency Authorization

EDITOR’S NOTE, Sept. 29: This story is no longer up-to-date, as University of Illinois officials claimed the campus’ saliva-based test had received FDA emergency use authorization on Aug. 19, but an FDA spokesperson tells Illinois Newsroom the test has never operated under an EUA. For more information on the newly learned details, click here. CHAMPAIGN […]