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Updated boosters could go to the “worried well” who have good insurance rather than to those at highest risk.
After mishandling COVID-19 and monkeypox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aims to change—with help from Mary Wakefield.
Updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent boosters contain spike proteins from the original and BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants.
The engineered protein vaccine was highly effective in a clinical trial but faced a long delay for authorization.
The update aims to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk.
After a long wait, the FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children as young as 6 months old.
The virus can be transmitted via respiratory droplets at close range, but it does not spread through the air over longer distances.
Cancer-related deaths climbed 3.2% from 2019 to 2020, the first year of COVID-19, a new report shows.
Health officials urge gay and bi men, in particular, to report unusual skin rashes and avoid close contact while symptomatic.
Nearly 200 cases of pediatric hepatitis have now been reported in more than a dozen countries and several states.
A federal court judge in Florida said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had overstepped its authority.
STIs rose in 2020, and these states had the highest rates. Plus: Vaccines against meningitis might also protect against gonorrhea.
A new report, “The State of Black America and COVID-19,” brings attention to health inequities, achievements and the work to be done.
Immunocompromised people ages 12 and older are also eligible for an additional shot.
The CDC’s move triggered mixed feelings from the public and laid bare a split within the health care community.
Data also revealed ethnic and racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates among people diagnosed with HIV in New York state.
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