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Patients did DIY blood draws in a new vaccine study

A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster study sent participants a device they could use to collect their own blood at home. The study looked at antibody...

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FDA authorizes Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

The Novavax shot is a protein subunit vaccine. It’s a different approach than the shots already in use in the US. The company has faced...

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Activision Blizzard confirms vaccine mandate is over, employees will walk out April 4th

A Better ABK has announced that a "group" of Activision, Blizzard, and King employees will be walking out next week in response to the...

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FDA authorizes second COVID-19 vaccine booster for vulnerable groups

The FDA says people over 50 or who are immunocompromised can get a second booster shot of the Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The US...

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The Canadian anti-vaccine mandate protests are causing automakers to cut production

Major automakers are cutting shifts and idling plants in response to the anti-vaccine mandate protests that have rocked Canada. The protesters have...

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Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA approval

Moderna has full FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine, which is marketed under the brand name Spikevax. It’s already been administered for a year...

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Moderna starts trial of an omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna joined Pfizer / BioNTech in launching a clinical trial of an omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine. The booster will be tested in around 600...

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Pfizer launches study of omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech are testing an omicron-specific form of the COVID-19 vaccine to see if it has more durable protection against coronavirus...

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Neil Young tells Spotify to remove his music over Joe Rogan vaccine misinformation

Singer and songwriter Neil Young is unhappy to share a platform on Spotify with Joe Rogan. Young says he wants his music off the service due to...

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Moderna data shows mRNA isn’t a quick fix for the flu vaccine

Moderna presented early data from clinical trials of its mRNA-based flu vaccine. The shots didn’t generate more antibodies than shots already on...

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Federal appeals court temporarily halts new Biden vaccine rule for companies

The rule has a deadline of January 4th, 2022. A federal appeals court on Saturday issued a stay against the Biden administration’s vaccine rules...

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White House vaccine and testing mandate doesn’t start until after the holidays

The rule says that by January 4th, businesses with more than 100 employees have to ensure that their employees are vaccinated or regularly tested....

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Facebook puts tighter restrictions on vaccine misinformation targeted at children

In light of the FDA’s approval for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids, Facebook is rolling out stricter policies related to vaccine...

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FDA clears Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages five to 11

The FDA says kids between five and 11 years old in the US can now get the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 shot. Kids are at a lower risk for severe cases...

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Vaccine showdown at the radio station conglomerate

Cumulus Media star Dan Bongino is challenging the company to choose between keeping him or enforcing its vaccine mandate. Also this week in Hot Pod,...

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YouTube bans vaccine misinformation

YouTube is expanding its misinformation policies to include blocking misleading claims around all vaccines, not just the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s...

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FDA clears Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for vulnerable groups

The FDA authorized a third dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for groups that might still be vulnerable to COVID-19 after the two-dose series. The...

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Twitter won’t act on Nicki Minaj tweet irresponsibly linking COVID-19 vaccine to impotency

Twitter says that tweet from Nicki Minaj shared Monday claiming a vaccine (presumably the COVID-19 vaccine) made somebody impotent does not violate...

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Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate is the right thing to do

A new White House plan would mandate coronavirus vaccinations at all businesses with more than 100 employees, a major escalation of President Joe...

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Reddit bans anti-vaccine subreddit r/NoNewNormal after site-wide protest

Reddit has struggled with vaccine misinformation and fake COVID cures for the past week, and it’s now banning r/NoNewNormal. The community staying...

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CDC emails show that vaccine cards are supposed to fit in your wallet

During the design process for the COVID-19 vaccine card, CDC staffers’ emails indicated that they wanted them to fit in wallets. The cards do not...

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Michigan Republicans run afoul of TikTok’s vaccine misinformation rules

Republican Michigan gubernatorial candidates are turning to TikTok to build followings ahead of the 2022 election, but they’re also testing...

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OpenTable adds a new ‘verified’ tag for restaurants to check vaccine status

OpenTable will let restaurants tag customers who are "verified for entry," to ease the process of tracking repeat diners who are vaccinated...

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Immunocompromised people should get a third COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC committee says

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a CDC committee said today. The FDA cleared a...

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Immunocompromised people can get a third COVID-19 vaccine dose, FDA says

The FDA amended the emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines to allow a third dose for people with immunocompromising conditions. Many...

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA approval

The Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now fully licensed by the Food and Drug Administration. It could aid in efforts to get more people...

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Report finds Doximity, a social network for doctors, is riddled with anti-vaccine comments

A new report from CNBC found the social networking site, which is limited to healthcare professionals, has hundreds of comments that contain...

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Moderna says a third shot of its COVID-19 vaccine may be needed to protect against variants

Moderna says as winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere and more variants of COVID-19 may emerge, a third shot of its vaccine may be necessary...

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