This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Sep 2022
The safety and effectiveness of live virus vaccines, such as the varicella-zoster vaccine, have been unknown in patients with inflammatory diseases who are receiving immunomodulatory therapy.
28 Sep 2021
Multiple methods and numerous trials are underway in an attempt to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 Jun 2020
The College's statement stresses that physicians have a responsibility to advocate for the health and well-being of patients and communities locally and globally and calls for a coordinated global vaccination effort to be ethical as well as practical.
22 Jun 2021
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, clinicians and organizations can temporarily offer incentives to get people vaccinated without violating federal anti-kickback statutes if certain safeguards are met.
1 Oct 2021
Several groups in the U.S. are now eligible to receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after completing the initial two-dose series.
28 Sep 2021
Retrospective data from Israel showed that in people ages 60 years and older, an additional booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was 55% effective against symptomatic disease and 68% effective against hospitalization.
19 Apr 2022
Allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are rare but remain a source of concern. Experts at a recent conference offered some advice on management.
1 Apr 2021
A 37-year-old man is evaluated during a pre-employment examination. He is starting a new job as a medical assistant in a primary care office. He has received influenza, COVID-19, and tetanus and diphtheria toxoids vaccines. What is the most appropriate additional vaccine to administer?
27 Jun 2023
Results of vaccine trials were positive, but concerns arose about safety.
15 Sep 2020