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Learn about the latest updates about the COVID-19 vaccines and see the latest in our #ForksUpSleevesUp social media gallery, where members of the ASU community share photos after they get their vaccination. Want to be included? Make sure to use the hashtag when you post.

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FDA authorizes 2nd booster for people 50 and older

FDA authorizes 2nd booster for people 50 and older

Older adults will be eligible for a second COVID-19 booster shot under a decision by federal health regulators, who are expected to authorize the additional shots for the broader population in the fall.


Understanding COVID-19 variants and vaccines’ effectiveness

Learn how these variants evolve and whether the current vaccines are effective at protecting people from serious illness or death.


COVID-19 vaccine testing turns to kids

Researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids to make sure COVID-19 vaccines are safe and work for each age.


Arizona planning changes to distribution during summer heat

State Farm Stadium is open 24/7 right now, but in April the site will be converted into an overnight-only operation because of the heat.


CDC recommends Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 through 11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending all children ages 5–11 get a low-dose COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech.


CDC expands booster rollout, OKs 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.