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Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost omicron protection

Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost omicron protection

Posted 8:56 AM 6/25/2022 by LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall.

The vaccines currently used in the U.S. still offer strong protection (More)


Hidalgo County reports two coronavirus-related deaths, 1,159 cases of COVID-19

Posted 1:09 PM 6/24/2022

Hidalgo County on Friday reported two coronavirus-related deaths and 1,159 cases of COVID-19, according to the report from the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department.


Brownsville ISD administering Covid vaccines for kids under 5

Posted 8:34 PM 6/22/2022 by Stefany Rosales

The Brownsville Independent School District began administering the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine shots for kids.

The district has been waiting to vaccinate this age group since they have pre-kindergarten and kindergarteners who are part of their district. 

For now the demand (More)


‘A step to returning to normal:’ Valley parent explains decision to vaccinate toddler

Posted 6:58 PM 6/21/2022 by Christian von Preysing

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for infants started Tuesday at the Edinburg Activity Center.

Benjamin Bocanegra, a 22-month-old from McAllen, was the first in line for his first dose of the newly approved Pfizer vaccine for young kids.

“He actually does have an underlying (More)

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