• Boston April 7, 2022 2:59 pm

    Should You Get a Second Booster? Here's What Boston Doctors Say

    Massachusetts residents who are eligible can now access a second COVID-19 booster shot, but should they? Top Boston doctors explain that for some, it could be a timing game. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that certain immunocompromised individuals and everyone over age 50 get an additional booster dose. That followed authorization by the Food and...

  • coronavirus March 31, 2022 3:43 am

    Mass. Announces Availability of Second COVID-19 Boosters for 50+

    Massachusetts officials announced Wednesday that following updated recommendations from the federal government, all residents age 50 and older or individuals who are younger with certain medical conditions can now access a second COVID-19 booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended that certain immunocompromised individuals and everyone over age 50 get an additional booster dose. That followed…

  • COVID Q&A March 18, 2022 9:30 am

    Is a 4th COVID Shot Really Necessary? Boston Doctors Weigh in

    Pfizer and Moderna are seeking authorization for a fourth booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccines after Pfizer’s CEO deemed it “necessary,” but Boston doctors aren’t convinced. Currently the U.S. urges two primary shots followed months later by a booster dose for everyone age 12 and older. Pfizer submitted an application seeking to add a fourth shot for people over...

  • vaccine January 4, 2022 6:03 pm

    CDC Shortens Waiting Period for Pfizer Booster

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidelines for Pfizer COVID-19 boosters, shortening the time from second dose to booster to five months.

  • Pfizer January 3, 2022 3:55 pm

    FDA Recommends COVID-19 Booster for 12 to 15 Year Olds

    The FDA expanded COVID-19 booster eligibility on Monday for children as young as 12. The CDC must still decide whether to recommend a third dose for the younger teens before they are available.

  • Donald Trump December 21, 2021 3:08 pm

    Trump Booed For Revealing He Got COVID-19 Booster Shot

    Former president Donald Trump says he received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, drawing boos from a crowd in Dallas

  • booster December 10, 2021 11:20 pm

    16- and 17-Year-Olds Become Eligible for COVID Booster

    Teenagers aged 16 and 17 are now eligible for COVID booster shots after CDC granted emergency approval to Pfizer.

  • coronavirus December 9, 2021 4:42 pm

    Boston Residents Turned Away From City Hall Vaccine Clinic

    Mayor Michelle Wu’s push to boost Boston’s vaccination rates with a free walk-in clinic ended with residents being pushed away from City Hall for not having an appointment.

  • coronavirus December 9, 2021 12:37 pm

    Local Colleges Begin COVID Booster Shot Mandates

    Some colleges and universities in Massachusetts are implementing COVID-19 booster shot requirements as cases rise and the omicron variant spreads across the state. At Emerson College in Boston, students, faculty and staff are required to get a COVID-19 booster shot when they return from winter break or as soon as they are eligible. On-campus vendors are also required to comply…

  • coronavirus December 10, 2021 12:24 am

    Wu Gets Booster Shot at Boston City Hall Clinic After Residents Are Turned Away

    Mayor Michelle Wu’s push to get more Bostonians vaccinated with a free walk-in clinic certainly ended up boosting vaccination rates within City Hall, but some Boston residents were turned away for not having an appointment Thursday while city employees rolled up their sleeves. “This is very frustrating,” Boston resident Mary Beth Marciano said. “You go on the website, it...

  • COVID Q&A December 8, 2021 7:11 pm

    Here's What Boston Doctors Have Learned About Omicron in the Past Week

    It’s been two weeks since the heavily mutated omicron coronavirus variant was first detected in South Africa. Now it’s spreading in Massachusetts. A lot of questions remain unanswered about the variant. Experts are scrambling to gain a better understanding of omicron, including the severity of illness it can cause, as it continues to spread across the globe. NBC10 Boston...

  • vaccine December 8, 2021 5:19 am

    Increased Demand for COVID Vaccines Puts Burden on Pharmacies

    A rush for vaccines amid the winter holidays is causing a strain on pharmacies. Mass vaccination sites like those at Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium handled much of the demand for vaccines before they began to close in June. The recent rush for vaccines is putting a strain on short-staffed pharmacies, which are having to divert resources away from prescriptions…

  • coronavirus December 2, 2021 4:33 am

    Booster Shot Demand, COVID Cases Rise in Mass.

    The demand for COVID-19 booster shots is on the rise in Massachusetts amid an increase in cases and growing concern over the new omicron variant. The Bay State is seeing a higher demand for boosters when compared with just a couple of weeks ago, Gov. Charlie Baker said, when thousands of open appointments were available. While appointments to get booster...

  • coronavirus November 30, 2021 12:01 pm

    Experts Urge COVID Booster Shots Amid Omicron Variant Concerns

    Politicians and medical experts in Massachusetts are urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot as the new omicron variant creates uncertainty across the state, the nation and around the globe.

  • coronavirus December 1, 2021 12:44 am

    Experts Push COVID Booster Shots Amid Omicron Variant Concerns

    Politicians and medical experts in Massachusetts are urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot as the new omicron variant creates uncertainty across the state, the nation and around the globe. The local push for the shot comes after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged all eligible adults to get COVID-19 boosters Monday, striking a...

  • booster November 20, 2021 4:24 am

    COVID Boosters Approved for All Adults Nationwide

    The FDA and CDC have approved COVID-19 booster shots for all adults.

  • booster shots November 20, 2021 1:11 am

    CDC Urges COVID-19 Booster Vaccines for People 50 and Over

    The CDC is urging people 50 and older to get a COVID booster vaccine after the FDA has given their approval for the use of booster doses of both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for everyone over 18. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s director signed off on boosters for all adults late Friday.

  • COVID Q&A November 18, 2021 2:25 pm

    COVID Booster Shots: What to Know About Immunity, Eligibility in Mass.

    All adults in Massachusetts are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. But do all adults really need one? Boosters are currently available nationwide for people who initially received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least six months ago if they’re 65 or older or are at high risk of COVID-19 because of health problems or their job...

  • coronavirus November 13, 2021 4:20 am

    Experts Warn of Winter Surge as COVID Cases Rise in Mass.

    Experts are warning of a surge in coronavirus cases this winter as data shows the number of infections continues to rise. With the colder winter months nearly upon us, doctors are monitoring COVID case numbers closely to try to avoid a repeat of last year. “We expect that uptick, but we are cautious and very vigilant to those cases and…

  • COVID Q&A November 5, 2021 5:39 pm

    Can I Get a 4th Shot? Boston Doctors Explain COVID Vaccines for the Immunocompromised

    When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly updated its COVID-19 vaccine guidance for immunocompromised people earlier this week, it created some confusion around a fourth dose of the vaccine. In the weekly series, “COVID Q&A,” NBC10 Boston asked three top Boston doctors on Tuesday to clear up the confusion and offer their thoughts on COVID vaccines for the immunocompromised. Large swaths...

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