Washington, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday authorized its first update to COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses that target today’s most common omicron strain. Shots could begin within days.
New York (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.
Geneva (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization.
Moderna's experimental COVID-19 vaccine that combines its original shot with protection against the omicron variant appears to work, the company announced Wednesday.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approval of the COVID-19 treatment Veklury (remdesivir) to include pediatric patients 28 days of age and older weighing at least seven pounds with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, who are:
The scientific community is altering official recommendations in response to observed changes in COVID-19 transmission. These changes are not a response to the severity of the virus, only contraction and transmission of the virus.
Williamsport, Pa. – “There are so many people there that I owe my life to," said Jennifer Kryzeski, when describing the life-saving care her daughter, Tessa, received in the UPMC Williamsport ICU.
The status of school masking is under scrutiny again with a new decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that overturns a previous Commonwealth court ruling.
As we approach the holidays and family gatherings, the FDA is reminding the public of self-administered, at-home COVID-19 tests, available over-the-counter at retail locations.
Select locations are now offering the Pfizer-Biotech vaccine for children ages 5-11, following approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH). Similar to older age groups, the vaccine requires two doses three weeks apart …
Following FDA approval and CDC authorization of booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, certain locations are now offering all three booster vaccines, including Pfizer.
COVID-19 continues to be a part of our lives. To say this has been a complex pandemic would be an understatement. However, as time goes on, we continue to see evolution in approaches to providing care that are safe, effective, and saving lives, and on top of that, we have multiple options fo…
On Oct. 26, an FDA advisory committee approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 5-11. Now, the decision awaits full FDA approval before moving to the CDC for approval of vaccine distribution.
The ongoing scientific developments of COVID-19 vaccines continue to produce questions amongst researchers, physicians, and the public. Hospitals look to the FDA and CDC to administer new health practices, including the most recent focus of conversation — booster doses.
A local union picket of federal vaccine mandates will now grow to a national scale. A National Picket will take place in various locations across the nation on Friday Oct., 29.
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