COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu shot: Is it safe to receive both on same day?
As the flu season approaches and coincides with millions of Americans newly eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster, with expert backing for boosters developed by Moderna and J&J, many may wonder whether it’s safe to receive both a booster and a flu vaccine in one visit.
Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications despite vaccine: Medical experts weigh in
Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, died Monday at 84 from COVID-related complications, though he was fully vaccinated, his family announced. His death, medical experts say, underscore the need for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots among older adults and high-risk populations to shore up protection.
FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster with 2-month gap for ages 18 and up
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee on Friday endorsed an emergency authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster when administered at least two months after the initial dose among people ages 18 years and older.
CDC: Record high drug overdose deaths in US at over 96,000 in 12-month period
U.S. drug overdose deaths exceeded 96,000 in the 12 months leading to March 2021, amid a national decline of opioid prescriptions over the past ten years, according to provisional figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
FDA panel endorses Moderna’s COVID-19 booster vaccine for certain high risk groups
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel on Thursday endorsed emergency authorization for Moderna’s half-dose COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when administered at least six months following the two-dose series among people ages 65 and older and those ages 18-64 at high risk of occupational exposure and severe COVID-19.
Fauci says COVID-19 pandemic uncontrolled as 66M remain unvaccinated
With the U.S. averaging nearly 90,000 new COVID-19 infections each day and some 66 million Americans remaining unvaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, said the country needs to gain control to approach normalcy.