Row of Pfizer vaccine vials

FDA advisors OK Pfizer COVID booster for seniors, high-risk groups

Experts approve a third dose for emergency use, and only for the most vulnerable.

Closeup of COVID shot

Studies show good COVID booster effect, waning 2nd-dose protection

Israelis who got a booster dose had 11.3 times fewer COVID-19 infections.

Sputnik vax assembly

Experts, COVID vaccine firms detail ways to scale up fair distribution

High-level groups and vaccine companies say there's enough vaccine, but several obstacles block doses from getting to low- and middle-income countries.

FDA signals apprehension about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

FDA says any booster will have to affect deaths and hospitalizations, not just immune response.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Sep 14, 2021
Cory Anderson, MPH, was featured as one of the UMN graduate students blazing new paths in the One Health movement, discussing his passion both personal and professional when it comes to chronic wasting disease.

May 12, 2021
Barriers and activities to implementing or expanding influenza vaccination programs in low- and middle-income countries: A global surveyng paper published by Vaccines is co-authored by CIDRAP staff (Kristine Moore, MD, MPH, Maya Peters, MPH, and Meredith Arpey, MPH).

April 12, 2021
CIDRAP Director and previous Bush Fellowship award winner Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, was recently profiled by the Bush Foundation.

Mar 23, 2021
Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and his COVID-19 work, including the very successful Osterholm Update: COVID-19 podcast, was profiled by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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The Osterholm Quote

"It's clear that there's a lot of human wood out there for this coronavirus forest fire to burn."