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How to choose which booster shot is right for you, between Pfizer and Moderna

Vials of the Moderna (R) and Pfizer (L) COVID-19 vaccines.Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images Most people who've gotten booster shots in the US have stuck with the same brand of vaccine they had initially. But, it's also fine to switch it up. Some early studies suggest that Moderna's vaccine is slightly stronger than Pfizer's. "To be honest, I'm not sure there's really a big difference between those two," one expert said. Now that free booster shots are being offered to a...
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1 chart shows how quickly a booster shot can improve immunity, with some extra protection in just a few days

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, receives her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Booster shots are being offered to all US adults. Studies suggest boosts can improve protection against symptomatic COVID-19, at least temporarily, with benefits beginning to accrue after a few days. It's unknown how durable booster shot protection will be, but scientists are hopeful. Two shots are good, but when it comes to preventing symp...
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Inside Spring Health's burnout culture

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm healthcare editor Leah Rosenbaum, and today in healthcare news:Workers at Spring Health say the founder contributed to a culture of panic and burnout;These are the 5 most common side-effects from the COVID-19 booster shots;A judge found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart fueled the opioid epidemic. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @leah_rosenbaum. Let's get to it...First, ...
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The 5 most common booster shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosted

71-year-old Frank Mallone receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 4, 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, according to early CDC data. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster.  Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID...
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The 5 most common booster-shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosters

Frank Mallone, 71, received a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 4.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, early CDC data showed. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster. Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID-19 in the US — at ...
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CDC backs boosters for all vaccinated adults

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, here to kick off this holiday week. Today in healthcare news:The CDC has endorsed booster shots for adults after the FDA gave the OK;Dr. Fauci tells Insider he doesn't see a reason to wait to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19;A major study evaluates the use of masks in preventing COVID-19.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Find me at [email protected] or @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to...
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Former FDA commissioner says CDC will likely eventually require COVID-19 booster to be 'fully vaccinated'

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb during a November 7 appearance on "Face the Nation."CBS News/Face the Nation Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the CDC may eventually consider a person "fully vaccinated" against the coronavirus if they have received a booster vaccine dose. But the change is unlikely to happen this year due to ongoing debates about booster doses, he said. The FDA last week issued an emergency use authorization for booster shots to all adults six months from the...
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CDC approves boosters for all vaccinated adults — and says it should be a priority for over-50s

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, received her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on November 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC just endorsed booster shots for all adults. The agency approved an expert committee's verdict, that people under 50 may get boosted, but those over 50 really should.  This allows many fully vaccinated people in the US to get boosted before the holidays. Booster shots will become available to all vaccinated adults...
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CDC advisors endorse boosters for all vaccinated adults — and say it should be a priority for over-50s

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, received her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on November 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images An expert committee advising the CDC just endorsed booster shots for all adults. The committee said people under 50 may get boosted, but those over 50 really should.  If the CDC director agrees, this would allow many fully vaccinated people in the US to get boosted before the holidays. Booster shots are likely going to becom...
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Dr. Fauci says 'a booster isn't a luxury' — think of it as the final step in your COVID-19 vaccine regimen

Dr. Richard Schwartz celebrates after receiving his COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine booster on October 6, 2021.Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Dr. Fauci predicts that Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may, one day, be considered three shot vaccinations.  That's because the immune system learns better when shots are spaced several months apart. It's possible that "we're not going to see an absolute need to reboost every several months" after that, he said.  Dr. Fauc...
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Dr. Fauci: Stop 'overthinking' boosters — giving every adult an extra shot will keep people out of hospital

Dr. Anthony Fauci directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci wants essentially all vaccinated adults to know that "they can go ahead" and get boosted after 6 months. Fauci says there's "confusion out there" about who should get boosted. "Make it really simple."  "The effect of boost is very, very favorable to preventing people from getting infected," Fauci said. Other experts express caution about over-vaccinating young adult...
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New York City and 3 states offer COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, bypassing CDC guidance

A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.Radek Mica/Getty Images California, Colorado, New Mexico, and New York City are telling healthcare providers to offer COVID-19 boosters to all adults. The guidance bypasses the CDC's current restrictions on booster shots. Public-health experts remain divided on whether boosters are necessary for everyone. Any adult who wants a COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after they're fully vaccinated can get one in three states, plus New York Cit...
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A top emergency care doctor explains why she's not boosted - but she's making sure her mom gets a third shot before the holidays

Dr. Celine Gounder is an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at NYU and Bellevue Hospital. Courtesy of Celine Gounder A top infectious disease doctor in New York says she hasn't gotten a third booster shot yet, even though she's eligible. Dr. Celine Gounder is, however, recommending that her elderly mother get boosted, at least two weeks before holiday travel. "What if you learn that getting a third dose at six months is not as good as waiting a year?" she said. Dr. Ce...
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2 states offer COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, bypassing CDC guidance

A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images California and Colorado are telling healthcare providers to offer COVID-19 boosters to all adults. The guidance bypasses the CDC's current restrictions on booster shots. Public-health experts remain divided on whether boosters are necessary for everyone. California's public health department took COVID-19 booster shot recommendations into its own hands Thursday when it directed healthcare providers to give boosters t...
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Poll: Are You Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot?

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There's no Delta-specific booster coming to save you - what we have is good enough

Nurse Alix Zacharski receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot in Miami, Florida on October 5, 2021. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky The technology behind Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines makes it easy to tweak shots to target coronavirus variants. Current booster shots aren't specific to Delta, because the original vaccines are still effective against the variant. If spread of COVID-19 gets under control through vaccinations, there may never be a need to change them. When the Delta variant ruine...
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You probably qualify for a COVID-19 booster already, even if you don't realize it, several health experts say

Care worker Jen Madghachian receives her COVID-19 booster shot in Borehamwood, England, on October 4, 2021. Karwai Tang/Getty Images The CDC recommends COVID-19 boosters for certain adults who got vaccinated at least six months ago. But several health experts told Insider that most Americans likely meet at least one of the CDC's criteria. There's room for interpretation within the CDC guidelines, some experts said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its COVID-1...
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I got the Moderna booster shot 6 months after getting the J&J single-shot vaccine - here's how it went

Suzie Glassman Suzie Glassman. Suzie Glassman, 44, is a freelance writer and part-time fitness coach based in Castle Rock, Colorado. In April, she got the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine; on October 24, she got the Moderna booster shot. After the booster, Glassman says her arm felt sore for about 24 hours and she had chills and body aches overnight. It feels like forever ago, but just in April, vaccine appointments were hard to come by. I'd waited my turn, meaning I was last in l...
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Confused about whether to get a booster? Health experts share what they're telling friends and family

Nurse Alix Zacharski, left, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot from Douglas Houghton, right, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on October 5, 2021. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky The CDC recommends COVID-19 booster shots for some groups after six months. But some health experts say there's probably a longer list of people who could benefit from boosters. Four experts shared what they tell their own friends and family about whether to get boosters, and when. It's the question on many...
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One chart can tell you if you actually need a booster shot or not

An elderly woman receives a booster shot of her COVID-19 vaccine in Netanya, Israel, January 19, 2021. Ronen Zvulun/REUTERS Booster shots are now available to a broad swath of people in the US who are fully vaccinated. But the truth is that most Pfizer and Moderna recipients probably don't need a third shot right now. Data suggests people over 65 and J&J recipients would benefit from a boost immediately. Booster shots have arrived in the US.Many adults who've been fully vaccinated...
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To Mix, Or To Match; That Is The Question (Limerick)

To mix, or to match — I’m confused: Which booster vaccine should be used? More Moderna? Some Pfizer? I need an adviser! By which shot should my shoulder be bruised?
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Individuals who are fully vaccinated now might not be considered so in the future without a COVID-19 booster shot, CDC says

Booster shots are being offered to some adults in the US who got Pfizer's vaccine, called Comirnaty. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images As booster shots rollout, the definition of fully vaccinated might change, the CDC says. Currently, being fully vaccinated in the US means an individual has both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. About 6% of the total US population has so far received a booster dose, according to CDC data. The definition of fully vaccinate...
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What's in store for the future of big healthcare bets

Hello, Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm healthcare editor Leah Rosenbaum, and this week in healthcare news:Insider went to the HLTH conference in Boston where they spoke with execs at Google and other companies;The FDA and CDC recommended booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine;A "mix-and-match" strategy of COVID-19 booster shots could be even more effective at creating immunity. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at lro...
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CDC advisors vote unanimously to give boosters to everyone with a J&J shot and some with Moderna. Here's how to know if you should get one.

A woman gets her Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine at a Safeway in San Rafael, California on October 1, 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Advisors to the CDC voted Thursday to recommend booster shots for everyone who's had Johnson & Johnson's vaccine. The committee also recommended Moderna boosters for adults 65 and up, and said other vulnerable adults may want to get a boost too, depending on their circumstances. The CDC director will make the final call, allowing boosts to hit arm...
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The FDA has expanded its COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorizations

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm healthcare editor Leah Rosenbaum, and today in healthcare news:The FDA authorized booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines;Best Buy lays out its plan for entering the healthcare space;Dermatology startup Zerigo raised a $34 million Series B round to treat skin conditions with UV light.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @leah_rosenbaum. Let's g...
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Pfizer says its booster shot has 95.6% efficacy against COVID-19 amid the Delta variant

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer said its booster shot is 95.6% effective against preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant. The results were from its first large trial, of more than 10,000 people aged 16 and older. Half of the participants got the third booster dose, and half got a placebo. Pfizer said on Monday that its coronavirus booster shot has 95.6% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant.Th...
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The most common side effects to expect after your Moderna booster: headache, fatigue, and pain at the injection site

A Palestinian medic displays a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File An expert FDA panel recommended to OK Moderna's booster shot for certain high-risk groups. The vaccine-maker is applying to use a half-strength dose for the booster. Side effects were similar to the second dose: headache, fatigue, and injection site pain. A booster shot of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine has similar side effects to what people experienced after the second dose.The Food a...
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Top COVID-19 doctors and scientists privately asked the Biden administration to scrap its booster shot plan, report says

President Joe Biden receiving his second COVID-19 vaccine shot. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Health experts held a call with Biden officials last week warning against a widespread booster campaign, Politico reported. They said the shots should go to people most at risk of severe COVID-19, per the report. Biden's booster campaign has been mired in confusion, and the FDA and CDC have pushed back. A group of doctors and scientists is urging President Joe Biden...
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Americans who aren't eligible for a COVID-19 booster are getting the shot no questions asked in pharmacies and doctors' offices

Debbie Bonnett administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans on August 14, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Americans who aren't eligible for a booster shot are getting it without proof of eligibility. Pharmacies and doctors' offices aren't asking questions, the Wall Street Journal reported. President Joe Biden on Friday said about 60 million Americans are eligible for a booster shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americ...
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I just got the Pfizer booster shot at Walgreens - I felt a sense of urgency to do it since I can't socially distance at my job

Sagar Tolani is a math teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sagar Tolani Sagar Tolani is a 36-year-old high school math teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He got a Pfizer booster vaccine shot on Monday, September 27 at a local Walgreens. The side effects worse than his second shot, but not as bad as the first, he told freelance writer Sarah Prager. See more stories on Insider's business page. This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Sagar Tolani, a math teacher from ...
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