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November 17 2022

Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Anyone can get sick from COVID-19, the flu or other common winter viruses. With the holidays approaching, below are three steps people can take to protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick.

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November 10 2022

Paxlovid COVID-19 Treatment

A new study published in medRxiv found that patients treated for COVID-19 with Pfizer’s Paxlovid antiviral drug had a 26% lower risk of experiencing long COVID. Researchers analyzed medical records of more than 56,000 patients who had at least one risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness. The study has yet to be peer reviewed.

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November 09 2022

Vaccine Hesitancy for Individuals with Chronic Conditions

Anyone can get sick from COVID-19. The virus affects individuals differently depending on current health status. The risk of severe illness increases with the amount of other medical conditions someone may already have.

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November 04 2022

Updated COVID-19 Booster Improves Protection for Ages 55+

A new study from Pfizer and BioNTech shows the updated COVID-19 booster (also known as the bivalent booster), which protects against Omicron subvariants, is nearly four times as effective as the previous booster for people over the age of 55 years.

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October 19 2022

Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the new bivalent COVID-19 booster for children ages 5-11 years old. The bivalent vaccines are being referred to as “updated boosters.”

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September 20 2022

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

The start of fall signals a reminder to get your flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the flu shot to help reduce your risk of serious illness and hospitalization. It also helps protect people around you, including young children, babies, older adults and individuals with chronic conditions.

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