New COVID-19 vaccines are now available: 10 key facts and statistics about these shots

We now have two new COVID-19 vaccines available for this year’s respiratory virus season, one from Pfizer and one from Moderna, which are expected to perform well against current variants. The FDA approved both vaccines this week, and the CDC recommended them for almost all Americans.  A third option, from Novavax, may become available in the coming weeks as well.

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Updated COVID-19 vaccines are coming this fall

This past Thursday, the FDA’s advisory committee on vaccines and similar biological products met to discuss COVID-19 boosters for this fall. They voted in favor of updating the vaccines based on Omicron XBB, a variant lineage that has dominated both in the U.S. and globally this year.

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