CDC reduces recommended time between second shot of Pfizer vaccine and booster from to five months
The CDC has dropped the recommended time between receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine and receiving the booster shot from six months to five months in the wake of Omicron.
Extra vaccine doses were expected to lower infection rates. But the shots also seem to be preventing severe illness caused by the new variant, the C.D.C. reported.
Data suggest that Black people are equally or more willing than White people to get a vaccine, which may mean access is the bigger problem, researchers say.Medscape Medical News
Around 4 million pregnant women have taken the Covid jab ever since the vaccine drive rolled out, which is a minuscule number given that estimates show there are 30 million of them in the country at any point.
But protection against COVID - 19 hospitalization, death after two doses of BNT162b2 or CHAdOx1 - S is more durable
A study suggesting that the COVID vaccines alter women's menstrual cycles got a lot of media attention. Dr Andrew Kaunitz comments on the significance of the study findings.Medscape Ob/Gyn
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- The risk for hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot, new government data show. The differences are...
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus can be devastating. Dr Rapuano urges all ophthalmologists to discuss the zoster vaccine with their patients.Medscape Ophthalmology
Judge Jeffrey Brown ruled that opponents of Biden's vaccination mandate for federal employees were likely to succeed at trial and blocked the government from enforcing the requirement.Associated Press
The late rocker Meat Loaf was outspokenly anti-vaccine mandate and anti-mask before his COVID-related death. #meatloaf