FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which will now be marketed as Comirnaty, for people 16 years of age and older. Advisory Board's Rachel Woods dives into the details to uncover what this means for you—with a direct message for employers, provider executives, and frontline doctors.
Israel was the first country in the world to begin administering widespread "booster" doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine—and according to the nation's health ministry, early data suggests the boosters have significantly improved protection against infection and severe illness.
As the delta variant sends children to the hospital in record numbers, more states are imposing vaccine mandates for teachers and staff—and in at least one school district, the mandate will soon apply to eligible students as well. Will other localities follow?
In a shift from earlier in the pandemic, before vaccines were widely available, a majority of private insurance plans no longer waive out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus-related hospitalizations, according to a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation—and more insurers plan to follow suit.
Three U.S. senators last week tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and Texas.