On PR Newswire: FDA Authorizes Booster Vaccines; Pope Francis Joins Vaccine PSA; New Girl Scout Cookie
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Additional Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals
Today (Aug. 12), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for both the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for the use of an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals, specifically, solid organ transplant recipients or those who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromised.
Pope Francis Joins the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative’s ‘It’s Up to You’ Campaign to Inspire Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines
To continue increasing confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines, specifically in communities disproportionately affected by the virus, the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative announced a new PSA featuring Pope Francis and six cardinals and archbishops from North, Central, and South America. Representing the first-ever Ad Council campaign designed for and distributed to a global audience, messaging in the video is delivered in English, Spanish, and Portuguese to reach communities worldwide, reminding viewers that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and save lives.
Madonna and Warner Music Group today (Aug. 16) announced a milestone, career-spanning global partnership that includes a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog. With global sales of over 300 million records, Madonna is the best-selling female artist of all time, with countless accolades that include seven Grammy Awards, 24 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and numerous international trophies, including BRIT, Bravo Otto, Danish Music, Edison, GAFFA, International Dance Music, Ivor Novello, Juno, MTV, and World Music Awards, among many others across the globe.
The deal encompasses her entire Sire/Maverick/Warner catalog, including global smash albums such as Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, and Ray of Light.
Today (Aug. 17) Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that the new Adventurefuls cookie will join its nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season. An indulgent brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt, Adventurefuls take cookie lovers on a delicious taste adventure just like Girl Scouts go on their own amazing adventures through the program. Girl Scouts across the United States will offer the Adventurefuls cookie next season alongside favorites like Thin Mints and Samoas/Caramel deLites.
PayPal Holdings Inc. today (Aug. 18) announced it will no longer charge late fees for missed payments on buy now, pay later products globally. Starting Oct. 1, new customer purchases with Pay in 4 in the U.S., Pay in 3 in the United Kingdom, and Pay in 4X in France will no longer be subject to late fees — joining PayPal’s buy now, pay later solutions in Germany and Australia which do not charge late fees for missed payments.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.