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.
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are both proposing to apply the emergency use of their vaccines to include booster shots for adults 18 years or older. An FDA advisory committee will hear their proposals on Oct. 14 (Moderna) and Oct. 15 (Johnson & Johnson).
Danville, Pa. -- Following recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Geisinger, Evangelical, and Weis are offering booster doses of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine for people who are eligible.
Danville, Pa. -- Following recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Geisinger and Evangelical are offering booster doses of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine for people who are eligible.
Influenza and COVID-19 are different viruses, but they are both respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms. This fact can make it difficult to understand their differences, and why separate vaccinations are important for both illnesses. However, Dr. Amit Mehta, a Geisinger family medicine s…
None of us wanted to be here again. Like many others, when the vaccines came into play a year ago, I thought that we would be able to lick the virus and that precautions such as masking and social distancing would be a thing of legend.
Bloomsburg, Pa. -- COVID-19 financial assistance continues into the 2021 college season. All enrolled students of Bloomsburg University will receive assistance, but the amount varies.
Enola, Pa. - The Wolf Administration today announced two initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year.
Pittsburgh, Pa. - According to a new analysis by University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) scientists, non-pharmaceutical interventions (such as mask mandates) can be effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19, but states must consider their geographical neighbors in or…
Altoona, PA – Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Dennis Davin joined Stephen McKnight, President and CEO of The Altoona Blair County Development Corporation (ABCD), Altoona Mayor Matthew Pacifico, Blair County Commissioner Bruce Erb, and the owners of Ma…
Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Johnson &…
Harrisburg, Pa. – “The pace of vaccinations in Pennsylvania is accelerating each day,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today during an update on the state's progress with vaccines. As of today, 23% of people in Pennsylvania have received at least their first dose of the vaccine.
Harrisburg, Pa. -- The Department of Health continued to remove states from the travel advisory list as the newest count featured only 16. One less than last week's total.
Harrisburg, Pa. - While the 2020 Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo has been canceled due to COVID-19, hunters still can go online Aug. 15 to watch live as the names of those drawing 2020-21 Pennsylvania elk licenses are announced.
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers visited 1,168 licensed liquor establishments from Wednesday, August 5 through Thursday, August 6 to ensure businesses are abiding by COVID-19 mitigation requirements that include social distancing, masking, and ot…
University Park—Penn State’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour greeted the media during a Zoom conference call with a full mask on.
Harrisburg, Pa.—One day after Governor Wolf shook the foundations of high school sports in the state, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association responded with a letter of its own.
Harrisburg, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's August, 5 meeting will be open to the public and held at 10 a.m. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting will occur telephonically to minimize risks associated with public gatherings.
Harrisburg, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers visited 1,650 licensed liquor establishments from Monday, July 27 through Tuesday, July 28 to ensure businesses are abiding by COVID-19 mitigation requirements that include social distancing, masking, and other h…