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Covid-19 vaccine

Johns Hopkins University lifts COVID-19 vaccine requirement
Published March 28, 2024
Effective immediately, the change aligns with current federal public health guidelines
How SARS-CoV-2 evolved to counter its own weaknesses
Published Jan 18, 2023
Hopkins researchers say their research can improve our understanding of how the spike protein works and how the virus evolves
Why and when to get a bivalent booster
Published Oct 6, 2022
The newly available COVID-19 boosters offer the best protection against current strains. But who needs it and when should they get it?
COVID-19 Vaccines
What you need to know about bivalent boosters for COVID-19
Published Sept 1, 2022
New booster shots designed to target the omicron variant and its subvariants, and the original strain of SARS-CoV-2, could become available in the U.S. in the coming weeks
U.S. rolls out COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children
Published June 23, 2022
The CDC and FDA approved vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech in children older than 6 months; vaccinations began this week
FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 years old. What's next?
Published June 16, 2022
Vaccine expert Ruth Karron discusses the authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for those under 5 years old, and what's likely to happen with the authorization over the next few weeks
What you need to know about the Novavax vaccine
Published June 16, 2022
Novavax uses a combination of spike proteins and an immune stimulant to provoke an immune response against the virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccine expert William Moss discusses its strengths and weaknesses ahead of its potential emergency use authorization.
The pandemic has reached a plateau, but for how long?
Published June 8, 2022
Johns Hopkins health security expert Tom Inglesby provides an update on the state of the pandemic and how vaccination, funding, and variants may affect its future
Antibodies point researchers toward broad coronavirus vaccines
Published June 8, 2022
Certain antibodies isolated from people who had recovered from COVID-19 and were vaccinated have the ability to neutralize variety of coronaviruses
Pandemic data
One million lives lost to COVID-19
Published May 17, 2022
Experts say the tragic milestone, now recorded by the Coronavirus Resource Center tracker, likely occurred months ago and that higher vaccination rates could have prevented many fatalities