Category: Vaccinations

FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

December 16th, 2020
  On December 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in people 16 years of age and older.   COVID-19 Vaccine   The initial delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine consists of nearly 3 million doses… more »

National Immunization Awareness Month

August 19th, 2020
  August is National Immunization Awareness Month—a great time for adults and children to make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccinations.   Vaccinations at Work   Immunizations, or vaccines as they are also known, safely and effectively use a… more »

Coronavirus Vaccine Ready for Human Testing

March 4th, 2020
On February 25, the drug maker Moderna said that the first batch of the coronavirus vaccine is ready for the government to start testing on humans. Vaccine for Coronavirus Moderna has shipped vials of the medicine, called mRNA-1273, to the National I… more »

Decline in Vaccinations in Children Under Two

October 24th, 2018
The percentage of American children under two years of age who haven’t received any recommended vaccinations quadrupled in the past 17 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drop in Vaccinations Among children born i… more »

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Smallpox

July 25th, 2018
On Friday, July 13, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug to treat smallpox. Smallpox Treatment TPOXX is a small-molecule antiviral treatment. Until now, smallpox treatment consisted of managing symptoms and trea… more »