News Roundup: Vaccine Booster Eligibility, Pfizer Antiviral Candidate


Here’s a roundup of the latest news from Drug Topics®.

HPV Vaccine Rates Rise in Teens When They Can Consent, Research Shows

State legislation that allows adolescents to choose to receive the HPV vaccine without parental interference would elevate immunization rates, according to a new study.

Breaking: FDA Amends EUA to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Eligibility

The EUA amendment was granted for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.

COVID-19: Pfizer Seeks EUA For Novel Oral Antiviral Candidate

The EUA submission includes data from the company’s interim analysis of the Phase 2/3 EPIC-HR clinical trial.

Report Shows Misinformation Surrounding COVID-19 Continues

Misinformation about the disease and vaccinations remains widespread, and correlated with party affiliation.

Pediatric Vaccines Strongly Recommended, Study Shows

Not every vaccine is required, some are just strongly recommended. Here's what to know about 5 recommended vaccines.

Research Suggests Ways to Decrease Food Allergy Prevalence in Kids

During a session at the 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition research revealed that introduction to common allergy foods early on can be key in decreasing the frequency of development in children.

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