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FDA expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges

By Lauren Neergaard, The Associated Press The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12. Boosters already are recommended for everyone 16 and older, and federal regulators on Monday decided they’re also warranted for 12- to 15-year-olds once […]

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Pfizer says its COVID booster offers protection against omicron variant

By Lauren Neergaard, The Associated Press Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may offer important protection against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said that while two doses may not be protective enough to prevent infection, lab tests showed […]

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U.S. regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, a milestone that may help lift public confidence in the shots as the nation battles the most contagious coronavirus mutant yet. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech now carries the strongest […]

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Colorado will begin offering on-site vaccine clinics at workplaces

Colorado will begin offering on-site vaccine clinics at workplaces through the state, Gov. Jared Polis announced on Tuesday. “We can work with the employer or the union or the trade association of any size — 30 employees, 300 employees (or) 3,000 employees,” Polis said. Employers can register at On-site clinics should be available starting […]

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Colorado’s new coronavirus vaccine phase, plenty of available shots draws people to rural Colorado

Hugo’s population of 730 jumped by almost half on Friday —  at least for a few hours — as hundreds of people descended on the Eastern Plains town hoping a single-dose inoculation would help put the pandemic in the rearview mirror. The Lincoln County Fairgrounds were covered in vehicle lines for hours, from diesel pickup […]

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Opinion: Coloradans should pay fair prices for prescription drugs

Americans are grateful for the COVID-19 vaccines — quickly produced, safe and effective, and currently free to receive — and await their turn to receive their shots. Yet, far too many of us cannot afford the drugs vital to our health.  Drug corporations continue to make hefty profits from setting drug prices that far exceed […]