The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen.
Harris County Public Health has announced children ages 12-15 can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting on Thursday.
The program was closed for more than a year due to the pandemic.
President Biden said the greenlighting of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in kids 12-15 years old means nearly 17 million more Americans are now eligible to get vaccinated.
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well over half the states and hitting zero on some days.
FOX 26 reached out to the largest vaccine providers in greater Houston to find out where parents can take children ages 12 to 15 to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Kids as young as 12 could get the OK to get the Pfizer vaccine from a CDC panel today. The head of the CDC could then sign off a few hours after that. Still, some parents say they're on the fence or flat out against getting their child vaccinated. Dr. Flor Munoz, infectious disease specialist at Texas Children's Hospital, addresses some of those concerns.
Mother's Day included a special reunion in Katy for a family who lives only a few miles from their mom but hasn't been able to see her in person during the pandemic.
President Joe Biden is set to announce additional initiatives to get America vaccinated in hopes of meeting his goal for 70% of U.S. adults to have at least one vaccine shot by the Fourth of July.
The FDA has called a meeting for June 10 to discuss COVID-19 vaccines in children amid speculation a decision would be made on Pfizer-BioNTech’s request to expand use for its shot to teens ages 12-15 within the coming days.
Novavax, a Maryland-based company, said Monday their combo shot formed a robust response to both influenza A and B - and protected against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
It might be hard to remember what life was like prior to the coronavirus pandemic and because some folks are worried about getting the vaccine, it might seem like things will take more time to get back to normal than expected. But a local expert tells our Maria Salazar why he remains optimistic.
As we celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, consider this. Many moms have been hit the hardest, arguably during the pandemic, losing their jobs and can't find child care so that they can return to work. Our Fox 26 Houston Consumer Reporter Heather Sullivan has more.
In February of 2020, Dr. Nancy Messonnier warned the nation of a potential pandemic, suggesting that social distancing measures should be put into place for schools and businesses.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some recipients less incentive to look for work.
U.S. employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to find enough workers.
Since December, Pfizer has been authorized on an emergency use basis and has delivered more than 170 million doses of the shot to people 16 and older.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was found to be highly effective at protecting against infection, severe disease and death in two new studies published this week out of Israel and Qatar.
A 16-month-old boy is the first toddler to participate in Baylor College of Medicine’s Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial for children under the age of two. His mom, a transplant surgeon, discusses her decision to enroll him.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending.