September 29, 2021
Life Sciences
  • Americans who have received a third COVID-19 shot reported similar rates of side effects as they did after their second doses. According to CDC data through mid-September, most symptoms were mild to moderate, suggesting the extra shots are safe. (Articles here and here)
  • The FDA is considering authorizing a half-dose of Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine as a booster shot. The move, which could come within weeks, indicates that regulators think that the lower dosage level offers substantial protection and would allow Moderna to produce more shots. (Article here)