Vaccine

FDA advisory panel rejects widespread Pfizer booster shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential federal advisory panel has soundly rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans. The vote Friday, 16-2, was a blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection…

State workers seek exemptions to Washington vaccine mandate

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 4,300 state workers are seeking an exemption to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, about 7% of the approximately 60,000 employees subject to the requirement. The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that the requests for a…