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    Elmo just received his Covid-19 vaccine | CNN

    CNN  —  Elmo, everyone’s most loved crimson Muppet, has received the Covid-19 vaccine. In a general public company announcement released on Tuesday by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational firm guiding Sesame Avenue, Elmo’s dad Louie – also a Muppet – shared his issues about the Covid-19 vaccine for children beneath 5. Elmo is 3-and-a-half decades aged. “Was it protected? Was it the proper selection?’ I talked to our pediatrician so I could make the appropriate preference,” Louie stated in the PSA. “I discovered that Elmo receiving vaccinated is the greatest way to maintain himself, our mates, neighbors and anyone else healthful and taking pleasure in the issues they really like.”…

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    FDA advisers to consider whether Omicron-specific coronavirus vaccines are needed | CNN

    CNN  —  The United States is preparing for the possible need to update its Covid-19 vaccines. The US Food and Drug Administration’s independent Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is set to meet Tuesday to discuss whether the composition of Covid-19 vaccines should be modified to target a specific coronavirus strain, and if so, which strain should be selected. That means the Covid-19 vaccinations that people receive in the future could be somewhat or completely different formulations than what are administered now. The current vaccines are based on the coronavirus that emerged in late 2019, but the experts will discuss Tuesday if vaccines should also target the Omicron variant.…

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    New coronavirus subvariants escape antibodies from vaccination and prior Omicron infection, studies suggest | CNN

    CNN  —  Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 appear to escape antibody responses among both people who had previous Covid-19 infection and those who have been fully vaccinated and boosted, according to new data from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, of Harvard Medical School. However, Covid-19 vaccination is still expected to provide substantial protection against severe disease, and vaccine makers are working on updated shots that might elicit a stronger immune response against the variants. The levels of neutralizing antibodies that a previous infection or vaccinations elicit are several times lower against the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants compared with the original coronavirus, according to the new research published in…

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    Covid-19 vaccinations begin for US children under 5 | CNN

    CNN  —  Dr. Sarah Schaffer DeRoo described in one word how she felt after getting her 7-month-old son vaccinated against Covid-19: thrilled. Her active baby boy sat in her lap at a vaccine clinic hosted by Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, while receiving his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The shot was administered in his thigh. He cried for a few seconds but then his attention turned toward a golden retriever that was on site as a comfort dog provided by the hospital. “I’m feeling really thrilled that we have this opportunity,” DeRoo, a pediatrician at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, told CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux on Tuesday about…