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Pfizer Vaccine Can Stay Longer At Lower Temperatures Before Being Discarded

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| The FDA has authorized storing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at refrigerator temperatures for up to a month. Previously the vaccine could only be kept in a regular fridge for up to 5 days.

Lawmakers Grill Vaccine Factory Executives About Manufacturing Mistakes


House subcommittee members questioned why Emergent BioSoultions awarded bonuses to executives despite quality problems than hindered production of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.

No Masks Are Required At Most Texas State Facilities Anymore


The governor banned mandates, except in hospitals and long-term carecenters supported by the state, along with many corrections facilities. Mask requirements in public schools expire June 4.

It's Time For America's Fixation With Herd Immunity To End, Scientists Say


Researchers say the herd immunity threshold isn't the right finish line to end the pandemic. Instead, the public should just focus on getting as many people vaccinated as possible.

Walmart Drops Mask Mandate Following New CDC Guidelines


Customers don't have to wear masks, effective immediately. Starting Tuesday, fully vaccinated employees don't either. Everyone's on an honor system and won't have to provide proof.

What The New Mask Guidance Means For Unvaccinated Kids — And Their Parents


I'm fully vaccinated, but my kids aren't. Can I safely take off my mask? Do my unvaccinated kids have to keep masking in public?

Confused By CDC's Latest Mask Guidance? Here's What We've Learned


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shifted its stance this week on the need to wear masks if you're vaccinated. What's that mean for kids? For travel? For work? Experts weigh in.

Schools Are Deciding What The New CDC Mask Guidelines Mean For The Classroom


It is unclear what impact this will have on teachers, staff and students in the near term. In some states, masks in schools are already optional.

Shopping Without A Mask Depends On Where You Live, Despite New CDC Guidelines


CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said," We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some kind of normalcy." But local authorities are making their own decisions on relaxing the rules.