University of Kentucky vaccine expert answers common questions about new COVID booster
As the weather gets colder and gatherings move indoors, vaccines remain the safest and most effective way to protect ourselves from COVID-19. On Sept. 11, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the updated mRNA COVID-19 booster vaccines to align with the currently circulating variants. The vaccines are recommended for everyone six months and older to protect against the serious outcomes of COVID-19.
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5 Year Old Boss Doesn't Flinch Getting Covid Shots!
5 year old boy getting four Covid booster vaccination shots! Yikes, the brave little kid didn't even flinch!!
What You Should Know about EG.5, the Latest Omicron Subvariant
If you thought CoVid was over, think again. A rapidly rising subvariant of Omicron, called EG.5, which is circulating across the U.S.A. and multiple other countries, has been designated a variant of interest by the World Health Organization (WHO). This descendant of the SARS-CoV-2 lineage is now the most common strain in the country.
FDA Recommends Covid Vaccine Boosters Targeting XBB.1.5 Variant
illustration of COVID boostersPhoto byTowfiqu barbhuiyaonUnsplash. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised drug manufacturers to update Covid booster shots to target the XBB.1.5 variant, which is currently the predominant strain in the United States. This recommendation follows a unanimous vote by the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee to modify the vaccines to address the circulating strain.
DeSantis slammed for falsely claiming that people who get the bivalent booster are 'more likely to get infected'
Governor DeSantis has been condemned for falsely claiming that anyone who gets the Covid-19 bivalent booster shoots is more likely to get infected with the new subvariant. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has come under fire for an incorrect assertion that those who acquire the Covid-19 bivalent booster are "more likely to get sick".
Cleveland Clinic Study Showing More Boosters, More Covid Infections Is Taken Out of Context
In a daring yet transparent move, a new study from Cleveland Clinic — a non-profit academic medical center and one of America’s best hospitals — produced a disturbing figure showing that the more vaccine shots you get, the higher your risk of Covid (Figure 1):
Covid Variant XBB 1.5 Cases Rising but Boosters Keeping Severe Cases Low for Now.
The strain accounts for almost 41% of confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). XBB was first identified in India in August, and quickly become dominant there. It has since evolved into a family of subvariants including XBB.1 and XBB.1.5. XBB has also been driving cases in parts of Asia, including Singapore, as public health experts continue to show concern for rising COVID-19 cases in China.
Covid Cases are Again Ticking Upwards, Why Aren’t People Getting Boosted?
Map of Vaccinations(via CDC) In the past couple of years, the U.S. Covid-19 numbers have followed the trends in Europe and Asia. Their numbers go up, our numbers eventually follow suit. New York typically leads the trend due to the number of international travelers that come through the major airports there and sure enough, New York’s cases have risen by 13% in the last two weeks. And Florida, who also gets a slew of international travelers, announced the first case of the XBB strain of the coronavirus' omicron variant.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Is Now Available for Children Aged 5-11 in Wake County
Children aged 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 booster shot in Wake county, with parents being able to register them as soon as today. The eligibility for the young age group follows an updated CDC recommendation from May, explaining that children between that age bracket should receive a single booster 5 months after completing their initial doses.
Data shows that Covid is not finished with us yet, as cases increase globally.
Stop Covid-19(public use) I got my fifth Covid jab yesterday. As I haven’t yet caught even a mild case of Covid-19, I did it to help protect myself, and other more vulnerable persons I may come in contact with from the virus’ ongoing and expanding Fall/Winter onslaught. I also got my flu shot.
Omicron boosters now available in Colorado
Omicron booster shots are now available in Colorado.Photo by cottonbro / Pexels. (Denver, CO) The omicron booster is now available in Colorado, including at 10 large-scale vaccination sites across the state.
Another COVID booster is here, and the CDC says you will need it.
Omicron Variant(theavtimes) Approved by the FDA and the CDC, this booster is designed to specifically be efficacious against the Omicron Variants. The omicron variant of COVID-19 keeps changing, creating newer, more contagious variants. BA.5 seems to be the most contagious version and is causing most of the current COVID-19 cases in the US especially reinfection in people who already had COVID-19. Omicron Variants seem to be able to evade the normal immune response generated by previous vaccines.
ALCO Public Health Dept., Allen Temple Baptist Church host free vaccine clinic Saturday
(David Ryder / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County Public Health Department will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Allen Temple Baptist Church on Saturday.
Do not take the booster shot immediately after an omicron infection
Since the start of this year, the number of omicron cases has steadily increased. It has even managed to infect people who have completed both their vaccine shots. Because of this, a third vaccine or the booster dose came into the picture, which will help prevent any potential omicron infection. But what about the people who have already gotten the omicron infection? Should they, too, get the booster jab?
The marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) can help fight COVID-19 infection, according to a groundbreaking study
Recently, a study suggested that cannabidiol (CBD), a marijuana ingredient, could block the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. Though this fact remains theoretical, more work is in progress to check its effects on humans. However, the kind of marijuana under study is not local, low-grade stuff. Instead, we are talking about the medical grade drug sometimes used to treat complications like seizures. This means: smoking or vaping marijuana will not prevent coronavirus infection.
CoCo to require first responders, mental health care workers to be vaccinated
(Ian Forsyth / Getty Images) (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif.) First responders and other high-risk jobs will be required to show proof of booster vaccination, according to an announcement by Contra Costa County health officials Monday.