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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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Getting a booster shot? Here are 10 products that may help ease discomfort

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson may come with side effects—these products can help treat the symptoms.       [Author: Reviewed]
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Forget reopening. The new COVID variant has 'stay-at-home' stocks rebounding.

Two professors from the University of California, Berkeley use Zoom to teach their students through an online course.Reuters/Nathan Frandino Remote work and vaccine stocks rallied in Friday trading as traders bet on the new coronavirus variant to spark fresh lockdowns. The rest of the market slumped the most all year, overshadowing strong 4Q forecasts and data showing a budding boom. It shows the "stay at home" trade is suddenly back on, and reopening is in doubt yet again. With the ink barel...
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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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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 Committee Endorses COVID-19 Pfizer, Moderna Booster Shots for All Adults

The expected approval from the head of the CDC would move the U.S. to President Joe Biden’s original booster plan that he announced in August.
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AHA News: Pfizer, Moderna Officials Review COVID-19 Vaccine Successes, Discuss Future for mRNA Tech

Title: AHA News: Pfizer, Moderna Officials Review COVID-19 Vaccine Successes, Discuss Future for mRNA TechCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Tucker Carlson airs COVID-19 conspiracy-ridden segment with RFK Jr.

Robert Kennedy Jr. and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.Fox News Tucker Carlson plugged his streaming show Monday night by airing his interview with RFK Jr. Carlson described the longtime anti-vaccine activist as "one of the smartest" political observers. Kennedy made several demonstrably false claims about the pandemic in the interview. In a new escalation of his anti-science rhetoric concerning the pandemic, Fox News host Tucker Carlson plugged his streaming show by featuring an interview with ...
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AHA News: Pfizer, Moderna Officials Review COVID-19 Vaccine Successes, Discuss Future for mRNA Tech

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Leaders from the two companies...
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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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Immunocompromised Americans who had a 3rd COVID-19 shot can now get a 4th, CDC says

A cancer patient gets his Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on August 24, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images Many immunocompromised Americans became eligible for a fourth COVID-19 shot on Tuesday. The fourth dose can be any FDA-authorized shot, given six months after the third, the CDC said. People that got J&J's vaccine have different guidance - they shouldn't get more than two doses. Most fully-vaccinated immunocompromised peo...
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Who Should Get a Booster (and Which One Should They Get)? (lifehacker)

The FDA and CDC have now authorized booster doses for all three of the COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The details get a little bit complicated, so let’s break down who should get a booster, who can get a booster, and whether you should get a different brand than the one you got in the first…Read more... [Author: Beth Skwarecki]
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'Mix and Match'? Study Supports Following J&J Vaccine With Pfizer, Moderna

Title: 'Mix and Match'? Study Supports Following J&J Vaccine With Pfizer, ModernaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM
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'Mix and Match'?  Study Supports Following J&J Vaccine With Pfizer, Moderna

By Robin Foster HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who got Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus...
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Scientists gave J&J vaccine recipients different booster shots in a highly anticipated trial, and found they got a much better immune response with Moderna and Pfizer

A vial of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen's) Covid-19 vaccine. Eduardo Sanz/Europa Press via Getty Images People who got the J&J vaccine may get a better immune response from a Moderna or Pfizer booster, a major new study suggests. J&J recipients generated far more antibodies after a Moderna or Pfizer shot, instead of a second J&J jab. However, higher levels of antibodies do not necessarily mean a person is more protected from the coronavirus. The first US study to mix and match boosters of...
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The US could authorize COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids around Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests

A boy receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Israeli city of Holon on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images On Thursday, Pfizer asked the FDA to authorize its COVID-19 shot for kids ages 5 to 11. That means kids could start getting vaccinated sometime around Halloween. The FDA could authorize vaccines for kids ages 6 months to 5 years in late November, Pfizer's timeline suggests. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vaccines for kids have finally entered the home str...
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Retail investors are dumping shares of COVID-19 vaccine makers and piling into antiviral pill maker Merck, data shows

Merck has a deal to supply antiviral pill molnupiravir to the US. Merck Retail investors have flocked to shares of Merck since its announcement of an antiviral pill that cuts COVID risks. Individual investors have bought $288 million worth of Merck stock in a wave of buying since last Friday, said Vanda Research. While they buy Merck, some investors have sold shares of vaccine makers Pfizer, Moderna and BioNTech. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retail investors have fl...
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One chart shows the most common COVID-19 booster side effects from Pfizer, Moderna, J&J's vaccines

A Thai healthcare worker receives a booster dose of Pfizer's vaccine in Bangkok on August 9, 2021. Vichan Poti/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Side effects from COVID-19 booster shots generally resemble those after a second dose. Fatigue, headaches, and muscle aches are common after both. But two shots of J&J's vaccine yields fewer side effects than three shots of Pfizer or Moderna. See more stories on Insider's business page. Second and third doses of COVID-19 vacci...
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4 people who got COVID-19 booster shots share what it felt like to get an extra vaccine dose

A healthcare worker receives a booster dose of Pfizer's vaccine in Bangkok on August 9, 2021. Vichan Poti/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images The US has authorized third doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to adults over 65, and others at high risk of developing severe disease. Already, more than two million Americans know what it feels like to get a booster shot. The side effects, they say, are much like after a second shot, with some arm pain and fatigue. See more stories ...
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A US Army officer who has taken all other military-mandated vaccines says he is resigning instead of getting the COVID vaccine

US Army nurse administers COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Meade in Maryland. US Army photo An Army officer has decided to resign rather than take the COVID vaccine mandated by the military. Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague said on Fox News that he has had all other vaccines, but he won't get the one for COVID. The CDC and other medical experts have argued that the COVID vaccines are safe and effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. A US Army officer who has received all other va...
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India govt won't buy Pfizer, Moderna vaccines amid local output -sources

India's government will not buy COVID-19 shots from Pfizer /BioNTech and Moderna , three government sources told Reuters, mainly because...
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Big gap between Pfizer, Moderna vaccines seen for preventing COVID hospitalizations

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine does a significantly better job of preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations compared with Pfizer's shot.
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The COVID-19 booster debate is a mess. Here's why we'll probably get extra shots anyway.

President Joe Biden gets a COVID-19 vaccine. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US debate over booster shots has devolved into a confusing and noisy mess. The next week should bring clarity, with FDA and CDC reviews wrapping up. Boosters are justified for older adults, experts told Insider, but there's less data on younger people. See more stories on Insider's business page. The debate over COVID-19 booster shots in the US has devolved into a noisy, confu...
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The US could authorize COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids by Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests

A boy receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Israeli city of Holon on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Kids from 5 to 11 could start getting COVID-19 shots by Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests. The company expects to submit data to the FDA for this younger age group in early October. Pfizer is testing a lower dose of its vaccine among young kids to avoid unnecessary side effects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Though daily vaccination rates are dec...
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Fact check: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines all passed animal testing

Each of the three COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the U.S. passed animal testing studies. Claims otherwise are false.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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The CDC says vaccine protection is tumbling for older Americans, though they still work very well for younger people

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald The CDC released new data Friday suggesting that elderly adults don't have the same protection against hospitalization as others. According to one study, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization is only 75% among adults 75+, while it is 90% in under 75s. The reports, taken together, provide a compelling case for booster shots for older Americans. See more stories on Insider's business page. US heal...
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How much protection COVID-19 vaccines give you against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Six studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. These studies cover both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 infections. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Del...
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Major Study Finds No Serious Health Issues From Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines

Title: Major Study Finds No Serious Health Issues From Pfizer, Moderna VaccinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM
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COVID-19 study quantifies antibody response to Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

A new study offers insight into vaccine recipients' immune response by age.
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