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Is It Time to Get the COVID Booster? Which One?

Is It Time to Get the COVID Booster? Which One?

HEALTH | By Lauren Neergaard, Mike Stobbe | Oct 22
Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters but figuring out who's eligible and when can be confusing.

FDA OK's Mixing COVID Vaccines, Backs Moderna and J&J Boosters

FDA OK's Mixing COVID Vaccines, Backs Moderna and J&J Boosters

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21
U.S. regulators signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or J&J vaccine, saying anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 15
U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster.

What's the Latest Advice on the Type of Mask I Should Wear?

What's the Latest Advice on the Type of Mask I Should Wear?

HEALTH | By Emma H. Tobin | Oct 14
What's the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear? It depends on your situation, but health officials say it should cover your nose and mouth, and fit snugly.

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

HEALTH | By Arthur Allen | Oct 8
"We don't yet have full understanding of what the presence of antibodies tells us about immunity," says one infectious diseases expert.

Can I Get the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time?

Can I Get the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time?

HEALTH | By Emma H. Tobin | Oct 7
Yes, you can get the shots in the same visit. Staying up to date on all vaccinations will be especially important this year, experts say.

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

HEALTH | Oct 5
Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to allow booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward shoring up protection in more vaccinated Americans.

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Oct 1
Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

HEALTH | By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 30
Yes, people who got a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot are considered fully vaccinated — even without a booster.

Biden Bets on Rapid COVID Tests But They Can Be Hard to Find

Biden Bets on Rapid COVID Tests But They Can Be Hard to Find

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Sep 22
President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country.

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