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Prioritizing High-Risk Individuals for Vaccines May Not Be Necessary, Research Says

A new study suggests that prioritizing vaccination of high-risk individuals has only a marginal effect on the number of COVID-19 deaths. To obtain significant improvements, it would be better if a very large fraction of a city or town population …

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Risks and Insurance: Q&A With Allianz Specialists

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution rolls out across the country, insurers of the pharmaceutical industry are in a position to share their experience as to what constitutes a successful and safe distribution process. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is one …

Who’s On the Hook If COVID-19 Vaccines Go Wrong?: Viewpoint

The COVID-19 vaccines are here and distribution has begun. But what if something goes wrong? Whether it’s a loss of income, hefty medical bills or other serious adverse effects from getting a shot, someone has to pick up the tab, …

Can Insurance-Related Firms Compel Employees to Get COVID-19 Vaccination?

The long-awaited and highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine is here. The first to arrive on the scene, from Pfizer-BioNTech, received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration several days ago. On the heels of that, Moderna’s version got the …

Different Federal, State Rules Confuse Employers Seeking COVID Vaccine for Workers

U.S. companies and industry groups trying to move their workers to the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine remain confused about conflicting state and local guidelines on how shots will be administered and to which workers, even as …

Walgreens, CVS Lead COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Nursing Homes

The U.S. government and two of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains kick off a nationwide campaign to vaccinate nursing home residents against COVID-19 on Monday, a week after the first vaccines authorized in the country began being administered to healthcare …

Moderna Vaccine Distribution Begins; CDC Urges Priority for Frontline Workers, Elderly

An advisory panel on Sunday recommended U.S. frontline essential workers and people 75 and older should be next in line to get inoculated as the distribution of Moderna Inc.’s vaccine, the second approved coronavirus vaccine, began across the country. The …

Pfizer Vaccine Faces Some Storage, Production, Snowstorm Challenges

The first days of Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout have seen unexpected hitches including some vaccines being stored at excessively cold temperatures and Pfizer reporting potential challenges in its vaccine production, U.S. officials said on a Wednesday press call. At …

Cyber Attack on EU Drug Regulator Has Not Disrupted Work on COVID-19 Vaccines

BRUSSELS – The head of the European Union drug regulator said on Thursday the agency’s work assessing COVID-19 vaccines had not been disrupted by a cyber attack that took place in the past two weeks. U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and its …

Uber Asks States to Prioritize Delivery, Rideshare Drivers for COVID Vaccine

Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday sent letters to the governors of all U.S. states, asking for its ride-hail and food delivery drivers to get early access to COVID-19 vaccines as essential workers. The company also said it will send a …