Thanksgiving is approaching, and the Metro Public Health Department is encouraging people to get their COVID-19 vaccines in time to celebrate.
The details: If you're getting your first dose of the Moderna vaccine, you need to do so by Thursday in order to be fully protected in time for Turkey Day, Nov. 25.
- Pfizer recipients must get their first dose by Oct. 21.
- The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine has a Nov. 11 deadline.
Vanderbilt researchers made key discoveries that drove the development of a new antiviral pill for COVID-19 patients.
- Pharmaceutical company Merck last week announced plans to seek authorization for the pill, saying it cut in half the risk of hospitalization or death during a clinical trial.
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