U.S.: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

U.S.: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment



HHS Secretary Becerra renews COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency declaration, marking two years of global pandemic response
Friday, January 14, 2022



Press Announcements
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Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee– FDA
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White House [U.S.]
Briefing Room – Selected Major COVID Announcements
Fact Sheet: The Biden Administration to Begin Distributing At-Home, Rapid COVID-⁠19 Tests to Americans for Free
January 14, 2022 • Statements and Releases

Statement by President Joe Biden On the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Vaccine Requirements
January 13, 2022 • Statements and Releases
…Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the requirement for health care workers will save lives:  the lives of patients who seek care in medical facilities, as well as the lives of doctors, nurses, and others who work there. It will cover 10.4 million health care workers at 76,000 medical facilities. We will enforce it.
At the same time, I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen to block common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses that were grounded squarely in both science and the law. This emergency standard allowed employers to require vaccinations or to permit workers to refuse to be vaccinated, so long as they were tested once a week and wore a mask at work: a very modest burden.
As a result of the Court’s decision, it is now up to States and individual employers to determine whether to make their workplaces as safe as possible for employees, and whether their businesses will be safe for consumers during this pandemic by requiring employees to take the simple and effective step of getting vaccinated…

Press Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
January 12, 2022 • Press Briefings

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Increases COVID-⁠19 Testing in Schools to Keep Students Safe and Schools Open
January 12, 2022 • Statements and Releases



U.S. Department of State
Media Notes
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