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Greece Offers Second COVID-19 Booster Shot for People 60-Plus

Greece will offer a second COVID-19 booster dose for people aged 60 and above, at least four months after the previous shot, Greek health officials said on Tuesday. At a briefing, the head of Greece's National Vaccination Committee, Maria Theodoridou,...

Greece Drops Covid-19 Test Requirement for Travelers from USA, Australia, Canada

Fully vaccinated travelers from the US, Australia, and Canada no longer need to provide a negative Covid test to enter Greece. Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced the latest update in a social media post on Saturday, writing: "A very important...

French Vaccine Valneva Shows Promise Against Omicron

The French biotech firm Valneva says that early studies show its coronavirus vaccine is effective against Omicron and it might be able to deliver doses to the European public in April. Officials from Valneva released a statement to the public...

Pfizer: Omicron Vaccine Will be Ready in March

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday that the development of a retooled Omicron vaccine specifically targeted to the newest coronavirus variant is the "most likely scenario" in the future fight against the disease. Making his remarks at the J.P....

Fourth Shot Will be Needed as Booster Wanes: Moderna CEO

A fourth shot will be needed as the power of the booster wanes, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel stated on Thursday while addressing a Goldman Sachs healthcare conference. His comments were the first such definitive statement by Moderna regarding the need...

FDA Panel Advises Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot for All Adults

An FDA advisory panel endorsed the Johnson & Johnson booster shot for all adults on Friday; the final decision to approve the booster for general use now rests with the FDA itself. The panel recommended that there be a 2-month...

WHO: Another 236,000 Covid-19 Deaths in Europe by Dec. 1

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned that there could be another 236,000 Covid-19 deaths in Europe by the first of December after high levels of virus transmission continue to be noted on the continent. Citing stagnating vaccination rates,...

Virus Spikes in Israel; Scientists Warn of Waning Vaccine Immunity

Israel, which was justifiably proud of its extremely effective vaccine rollout this year, is now experiencing high coronavirus infection rates, or breakthroughs, in those who have been vaccinated, leading to questions about vaccine immunity. With more than half, or 59...

US Backs Booster Shot as Delta, Lambda Virus Strains Spread

While the nation and the world continue to grapple with the effects of the much more virulent Delta variation of the coronavirus -- which some believe is more than 200% more communicable than the original virus -- the Lambda...

CDC Official Says Coronavirus Vaccine Booster May Not be Needed

A US CDC official stated on Wednesday that, according to information, there is no need for a booster shot for the coronavirus vaccine.