Heated Debate Over Whether Or Not Most People Need A COVID-19 Vaccine Booster ShotBoth Pfizer and Moderna are pushing for people to get booster shots, but the FDA has remained neutral on the issue.
'It Provides That Official Sort Of Endorsement': Dallas County Health Leaders Pleased Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Fully ApprovedMedical experts like Dr. Phil Huang, Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, said it’s another layer showing the vaccine's safety and efficacy.
Food And Drug Administration Grants Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Full ApprovalThe FDA has granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech for their COVID-19 vaccine to be given to Americans as young as 16.
U.S. To Recommend COVID Vaccine Boosters After 8 MonthsThe Biden administration is expected later this week to recommend that the majority of Americans get a booster shot eight months after their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
FDA OK's Extra Vaccine Dose For Some With Weakened Immune SystemsLate Thursday the Food and Drug Administration authorized transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems getting an extra dose of the COVID vaccine.
COVID-19 Booster Shot Not Yet FDA-Authorized, But Some Not WaitingDr. Mark Casanova, President of the Dallas County Medical Society, says the booster isn’t being recommended because there’s not clear evidence that’s it’s necessary.
FDA Gives Green Light To New Alzheimer's Drug For First Time In Almost 2 DecadesNorth Texans who care for loved ones who have Alzheimer’s are reacting to the news.
25% Of Parents Don't Plan On Getting Children Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Kaiser Family Foundation Study FindsThe FDA is expanding emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 comes after testing on more than 2,000 volunteers in this age group.
'Science-Based Decision', FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored CigarsThe Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin the process of banning menthol tobacco cigarettes, as well as all flavored cigars.
US To Resume Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccinations Despite Rare Blood Clot RiskThe FDA and CDC officially lifted the pause that was put in place last Tuesday, August 13, despite concerns over a potential link to rare and deadly blood clots.
North Texas At-Home And In-Person COVID Vaccination Events Canceled Because Of Johnson & Johnson 'Pause'Health organizations and municipalities across North Texas are canceling their COVID-19 vaccination events after federal recommendations that use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine be temporarily paused.
FDA Recommends 'Pause' For Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine To Review Blood Clot CasesThe Food and Drug Administration has recommended a "pause" in use of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to review blood clot cases.
Texas To Receive More Than 400,000 First Doses Of COVID-19 VaccineThe state of Texas will receive 401,750 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government for the week of Feb. 8.
New Coronavirus Variant Could Be Dominant Strain By March, CDC SaysIt is known to be 50% more transmissible than the current variant. New data found that contagious variant is already in 10 states, including Texas.
As Vaccines Roll Out, Clinical Trial In Fort Worth For Another COVID-19 Vaccine Struggles To Get VolunteersA Fort Worth clinical research firm is enrolling participants in phase three trials for a COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax, but they're having a hard time getting people to sign up.