Plea To FDA From Those Injured By COVID-19 Vaccines: 'Please Hear Us'
Individuals who developed symptoms similar to long COVID after vaccination say their injuries are being ignored. Speaking at the agency’s VRBPAC meeting, they note the need for research and compensation for these injuries. To date, no COVID-19 vaccine injury claims have been reimbursed under federal compensation programs.
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Seeking To Provide ‘The Best Clarity Possible,’ ACIP Votes For COVID Vaccine Booster In Children 5-11
CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine booster, but one member votes ‘no,’ citing concern that only 29% of children ages 5 to 11 have received the primary two-dose series and arguing the focus should be on additional vaccinations, not additional doses.
House Energy & Commerce Committee adds Give Kids a Chance Act to user fee reauthorization package during markup. Bill was modified to exclude provision giving the FDA authority to require preclinical studies.