Can you get your flu shot and COVID booster in the same arm?

Photo: unique (Shutterstock) When the COVID shots first came out, the CDC wanted to be careful. After all, it was a new vaccine, so they advised waiting two weeks before or after getting another vaccine, including a flu shot.. that guidance is changed. YYou can now get your flu and COVID injections at the same … Read more

Trudeau government considers end to COVID-19 vaccination mandate at border and random tests: Sources

The federal government is considering turning the page on pandemic-era restrictions by ending the COVID-19 vaccination mandate at the border and removing arbitrary testing requirements, the Star has learned. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have yet to make a final decision, but several sources have confirmed that ministers will soon consider a move … Read more

EU panel backs new drug for infant RSV immunization

The Committee for Human Medicines of the European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended a marketing authorization for an immunization against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for neonates and infants. The agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) based its positive opinion for Beyfortus (nirsevimab) for the prevention of lower respiratory tract infections associated with … Read more

4 COVID deaths, but new vaccine booster in Tri-Cities WA

Kennewick, WA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given Washington state a community-level COVID-19 rating of “low.” But don’t be complacent, Heather Hill, infectious diseases supervisor for the Benton Franklin Health District, warned on the Kadlec on Call podcast last week. “It’s more than a common cold,” she said. “We are still seeing … Read more

New York Polio: State Disaster State Declared After Virus Found in Nassau County Wastewater

NASSAU COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) — Nassau is the last county in the state to detect polio in its wastewater, indicating its spread in the community. Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency amid “evidence of circulating polio”. The statement will actually allow more types of providers, such as pharmacists, to administer the … Read more

New York to ramp up polio vaccinations after virus is found in wastewater

New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaks at a press conference on new gun laws in New York, US, Aug. 31, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (Reuters) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency on Friday in a bid to accelerate … Read more

Numbers of COVID-19 cases from all states and territories

Here’s a quick summary of the latest COVID-19 statistics from each Australian jurisdiction today – Thursday Sept 8 You can get a more detailed, visual overview from ABC’s Charting the Spread story here. This will be updated throughout the day, so if you don’t see your state or territory, check back later. You can jump … Read more

Everything you need to know about the 2022-2023 flu shot

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) It’s flu shot season and again, the flu vaccine is important to get. Now that mask wearing is declining, there will likely be more of them each common respiratory virus around. So you might as well protect yourself from those who have safe, effective vaccines readily available. In years when … Read more

Where to get the pictures – NBC4 Washington

The latest COVID-19 vaccine booster will be available at vaccination sites in Washington, DC, starting Wednesday, Sept. 7, officials said. The new boosters are known as bivalent boosters, meaning they target both the original COVID-19 strain and the omicron, BA.4 and BA.5 variants. “We fully expect that the updated bivalent vaccines containing the BA.4 and … Read more

Los Angeles County goes to ‘low’ COVID-19 activity level, CDC says

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles County has been officially moved to the “low” COVID-19 activity level by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thanks to the number of new cases falling below the 200 per 100,000 population threshold. According to the CDC, the rate of new cases in the county is 192.8 … Read more