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Lexington native Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó awarded Nobel in medicine for enabling development of mRNA vaccines

Scientists Weissman and Karikó were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

Your guide to getting a COVID booster this fall

Here's how to navigate a supply shortage and make sure your insurance has you covered.

Tell us: Have you had trouble getting your COVID-19 booster shot?

Some people looking to get the latest COVID-19 boosters are reporting a shortage of vaccines and canceled appointments, or troubles with insurance. What has your experience been like? Tell us in this survey.


Latest COVID vaccine rollout facing canceled appointments, pricey insurance bills

“If you’ve had a problem finding the vaccine, stick with it. More vaccine is on the way,” the CDC director said.

State officials monitoring COVID-19 ‘cluster’ at Holyoke Veterans’ home as 10 residents test positive

Formerly known as the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, a COVID outbreak killed at least 76 veterans in 2020.

Biden administration will again allow Americans to order free COVID-19 tests

The Department of Health and Human Services says orders can be placed at starting Sept. 25, and that no-cost tests will be delivered for free by the United States Postal Service.

FDA approves updated COVID vaccines to boost protection this fall

The FDA's decision opens the newest shots from Moderna and Pfizer and its partner BioNTech to most Americans even if they’ve never had a coronavirus vaccination.

The FDA just approved updated COVID boosters. Where and when can you get them in Mass.?

The shots are expected to be available as early as this week. Here's what you need to know.