A White House plan to offer Covid-19 booster shots will most likely start during September only with the vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, a narrower initiative than anticipated, a source familiar with the matter said on Sept. 3.

Top U.S. health officials told the White House they may not have enough data to recommend Covid-19 booster shots for the wider general public by late September as President Joe Biden had anticipated, the New York Times reported on Sept. 3.

Around 14 million people in the United States received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in August, about 4 million more than in July, officials said on Aug. 31 as the government pushes inoculation as infections rise.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration ruled out nominating Janet Woodcock as the permanent head of the Food and Drug Administration, Bloomberg News reported on Aug. 19, citing people familiar with the matter.

Facebook Inc. removed over three dozen pages spreading misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, after the White House called on social media firms to tighten controls on pandemic-related facts shared on their platforms.

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President Joe Biden on Aug. 12 called on U.S. lawmakers to enact legislation aimed at lowering drug prices, including allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices and imposing penalties on drugmakers that hike prices faster than inflation.

President Joe Biden on July 29 urged local governments to pay people to get vaccinated against Covid-19, and set new rules requiring federal workers to provide proof of vaccination or face regular testing, mask mandates and travel restrictions.

U.S. Covid-19 cases are up around 11 percent over the previous week – almost entirely among people who have not been vaccinated – officials said on July 8, as the highly infectious Delta variant becomes the dominant Covid-19 strain in the country.

The United States will likely fail to meet President Joe Biden’s goal to deliver at least one Covid-19 vaccine to 70 percent of adults by July 4, officials said on June 22 and warned the Delta variant first found in India poses the greatest threat to U.S. eradication efforts.

The White House laid out a plan to share 55 million U.S. Covid-19 vaccine doses globally, with roughly 75 percent of the doses allocated to Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa through the COVAX international vaccine-sharing program.