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CDC director tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

ATLANTA — The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Rochelle…

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CDC is discussing using oral polio vaccine for first time in 20 years to stop New York outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering using the oral polio vaccine for the first time in more…

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Panel votes to add COVID shots to recommended vaccinations

NEW YORK — COVID-19 shots should be added to the lists of recommended vaccinations for kids and adults, a panel…

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WHO: COVID-19 vaccination rates have dropped 50% in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal — The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses given in Africa has dropped by more than 50% over the…

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WHO: Uganda Ebola outbreak ‘rapidly evolving’ after 1 month

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s Ebola outbreak is “rapidly evolving” a month after the disease was reported in the East African…

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US clears Novavax COVID booster dose

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax. The Food and…

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WHO advises using 1 dose of cholera vaccine due to shortage

GENEVA — The World Health Organization and its partners are recommending that countries temporarily switch to using a single dose…

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FDA authorizes Novavax’s Covid shots as mix-and-match booster to Pfizer or Moderna

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized Novavax‘s Covid boosters for adults in the U.S., including for people who received…

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FDA authorizes Novavax’s Covid shots as mix-and-match booster to Pfizer or Moderna

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized Novavax‘s Covid boosters for adults in the U.S., including for people who received…

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Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine in 2 weeks, says WHO official

KAMPALA, Uganda — Experimental Ebola vaccines will be deployed in Uganda in about “two weeks,” a World Health Organization official…

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