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Colin Sweeney, 12, gets a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as his mother Nicole pats his shoulder at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena in Pasadena, Calif.

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Child-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the US considers opening vaccinations to that age group.

Vials of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are displayed on a tray at a clinic.

CDC expands booster rollout, OK’s mixing shots

Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday.

Mass. reports 1,267 confirmed cases and 20 deaths. See the latest COVID-19 data from Mass.

Here's a look at the latest coronavirus numbers in Massachusetts, including case numbers, deaths, demographics, and more.

Vacationers visited Commercial Street in Provincetown on July 24.

New study reveals why Provincetown did not become a COVID super-spreader event

A new review of the July Provincetown COVID-19 outbreak found that a single source seeded 83 percent of the infections studied.

A student looks back at his mother as he is vaccinated at a school-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students 12 and older in San Pedro, Calif. California health officials are making plans to begin giving booster shots for older people along with vaccinations for kids under 12.

California officials prepare to vaccinate children age 5-11

Public health departments across California are gearing up to administer coronavirus vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 in the coming weeks and officials say they are planning “family-friendly” events — including at schools — to convince parents and guardians to get their kids vaccinated.

In this May 7, 2020 file photo, a pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly as she waits in line for groceries at St. Mary's Church in Waltham.

Four things to know about the new Boston-based research on COVID-19 and pregnant women

Two new local studies looked at pregnant women who had COVID-19 or who received vaccinations. Some of the findings were surprising, STAT News reported. Here are the key takeaways.

Empty vials of Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccination site in Uniondale, N.Y.

Expert panel takes up complicated COVID-19 booster questions

Influential government advisers are deciding Thursday how best to expand the nation’s COVID-19 booster campaign, including whether and when it’s OK to “mix and match” brands for the extra dose.

A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccination clinic in McMinnville, Ore., on Oct. 6, 2021.

Unvaccinated Oregon workers who had COVID-19 argued they don’t need a vaccine. A judge denied their request

An Oregon federal judge has denied an emergency motion brought by seven unvaccinated workers who sought to block the state's vaccine mandate or create an exemption for people like themselves who already had the virus and argue they do not need to be vaccinated.

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