The CDC’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, will weigh the panel's advice before making a final decision soon.
The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12.
U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of omicron infections.
U.S. health authorities said Thursday that 16- and 17-year-olds should get a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine once they're six months…
"Pills are pretty easy to make. … The mRNA vaccines are an entirely different game," says Robert Graboyes, senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
The U.S. on Friday opened COVID-19 booster shots to all adults and took the extra step of urging people 50 and older to seek one, aiming to ward off a winter surge as coronavirus cases rise.
Pfizer has announced that it will allow its COVID-19 pill to be made and sold cheaply in developing countries.
CLAIM: The CEO of Pfizer was arrested on Nov. 5 by FBI agents, charged with fraud and was being held in federal custody while awaiting a bail hearing.
Molnupiravir, under FDA consideration now, overpowers the ability of COVID to replicate and is best used within the first 24 to 48 hours before a "huge amount of viral load has overwhelmed the system."
Pfizer says its experimental pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% among patients with mild-to-moderate infections.
Dr. Donna Tyungu outlines the data supporting Pfizer's request that the CDC recommend the smaller-dose shots for children.
On Oct. 29, the Food and Drug Administration gave authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.
Anticipating a green light from vaccine advisers, the Biden administration is assembling and shipping millions of COVID-19 shots for children ages 5-11.
The news comes the same day the FDA brings the country a step closer to COVID vaccinations for children ages 5-11.