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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)

6/23/2022

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.

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6/21/2022

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)

6/20/2022

‘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.

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