Posts Tagged as "COVID-19"

California is facing a “tripledemic” threat as respiratory illnesses surge

November 4, 2022 / By
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An increase in the number of cases of COVID-19, the flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is prompting concern across California communities as threats of three coinciding epidemics — a “tripledemic” — are looming ahead of the upcoming holiday season. 

The Bivalent COVID-19 booster will be available to children as young as five next month

September 23, 2022 / By
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children as young as five years old will soon be authorized to get the updated COVID-19 booster vaccine beginning in the middle of October.

Updated Moderna and Pfizer boosters get approval from CDC and FDA

September 2, 2022 / By
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The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Rochelle Walensky, signed off on updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters from Pfizer and Moderna.

Arvin High School students speak about school culture after COVID

August 31, 2022 / By
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Arvin High School, like many other schools, are striving to bring back and rebrand their school culture and spirit by increasing the excitement of coming to school after the events of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community members reveal why they got vaccinated

August 30, 2022 / By
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A free community vaccine clinic took place in Wasco on Sunday, allowing those aged five to 60 to receive their COVID-19 vaccine if they hadn’t already.

Free COVID-19 home testing kits set to set to stop due to lack of funding

August 29, 2022 / By
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The United States government is ending its free at-home COVID-19 testing kits in September due to the lack of funding.

CDC updates COVID guidelines, individuals no longer need to quarantine after exposure

August 15, 2022 / By
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the updated COVID-19 guidelines.

Individuals who aren’t fully vaccinated or vaccinated at all no longer need to quarantine themselves if they come in close contact with someone who has been infected with COVID-19.

Newly updated Pfizer and Moderna boosters to be distributed next month

August 11, 2022 / By
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Both Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters are expected to be distributed in September.

This bivalent booster consists of the old vaccine formula with a new one that fights against omicron variants including BA.4 and BA.5.

Novavax vaccine now recommended for public use

July 25, 2022 / By
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On Tuesday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the use of the new vaccine by Novavax for people ages 18 and above.

FDA authorizes new COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax

July 19, 2022 / By
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The Food and Drug Administration authorized a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by Novavax on Wednesday.

Novavax is a biotechnology company in Maryland that received significant federal funding to produce the shot.