Coronavirus Vaccine

UW-Madison mask mandate extended through March 1

UHS also adding more COVID-19 vaccine appointments

MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has extended the campus' mask mandate through March 1 as COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin surge, the university announced Friday. The university's mandate requires everyone ages two and older, regardless of vaccination…

MMSD to return to in-person learning Jan. 10

MADISON, Wis. -- Students with the Madison Metropolitan School District will return to in-person classes Monday, Jan. 10 as originally planned, district officials announced Thursday. “We recognize this…

FDA expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges

The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday allowed extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12. Boosters already are recommended for everyone 16 and older, and the FDA says they’re also warranted for 12- to 15-year-olds. The FDA also said everyone eligible for a booster can get one as early as five months after their last dose rather than six months. But the move, coming as classes restart after the holidays, isn’t the final step. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must decide whether to recommend boosters for the younger teens.