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Next round of COVID-19 shots in fall will target latest omicron strain

NEW YORK (AP) — The next round of COVID-19 vaccines will target one of the latest versions of the coronavirus, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. FDA's decision came one day after an agency panel of outside advisers supported the recipe change. The agency told vaccine makers to ...

FDA advisers endorse updating COVID vaccines to target latest omicron strain

The COVID-19 vaccines are on track for a big recipe change this fall. Today's vaccines still contain the original coronavirus strain, the one that started the pandemic — even though that was long ago supplanted by mutated versions as the virus rapidly evolves. Thursday, the Food and Drug ...

White House eases COVID protocols as emergency lifts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pandemic-era rules on COVID-19 testing for White House journalists are being loosened as the public health emergency declaration expires Thursday. It's another sign of how a vast web of policies designed to limit the spread of the virus is dissipating. As part of the ...