New York City — Federal health officials said Tuesday that Americans may need to get one Covid-19 vaccine each year, explaining that the country will live with the coronavirus for the foreseeable future. “This week marks an important shift in our fight against the virus,” said Dr Ashish Jha, who leads the Covid-19 response team at the White House. “It indicates our ability to make Covid vaccines a more routine part of our lives as we continue to eliminate serious illness and deaths and protect Americans heading into fall and…Read More
Top Houston doctors answer questions on new ‘retooled’ COVID-19 booster shot pending FDA approval!
Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Just in time for fall, a new version of the COVID-19 vaccine will be made available to the public, pending Food and Drug Administration approval. Since the original vaccine, this shot represents the first repackaged COVID vaccine formulation available in the United States. RELATED: US clears updated COVID boosters targeting latest Omicron strain; Shots can start in a matter of days New booster targets key omicron variant BA.5 ABC13 has asked some of Houston’s top doctors about the new booster, as the city’s positivity rate remains…Read More
US ending free at-home coronavirus testing program, citing lack of funding!
A White House official told CNN that the federal government is ending its free at-home COVID-19 testing program this week, citing a lack of funding and efforts to maintain supplies before an expected decline in cases further deepens. Both the White House and the website where people can claim their tests blamed Congress for failing to provide additional funding for the program, which has provided as many as 16 free tests to every family since the beginning of the year. “Demand through this program will be held on Friday, September…Read More
Elmo from Sesame Street gets the first vaccine against the Corona virus
Elmo, one Sesame StreetHis most beloved puppet, has now received his own COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday, Sesame Workshop released a public service announcement featuring Elmo and his father, Louie, which revealed that Elmo had received the vaccine. Elmo is only three and a half years old. At the PSA, Lewis said he had questions about the vaccine, but spoke with his pediatrician to make an informed decision while Elmo noted that the shot itself wasn’t too bad. You can check the PSA for yourself below. “Was it safe? Was it…Read More