Responding to Omicron: Aggressively Increasing Booster Vaccinations Now Could Prevent Many Hospitalizations and Deaths
Immediately doubling the December pace of boosters to 1.5 million per day could prevent approximately 41,000 deaths and more than 400,000 hospitalizations by the end of April.Source: The Commonwealth Fund
FDA Authorizes COVID Vaccine Booster Shots for Kids Aged 12 to 15 as Pediatric Cases Soar
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for kids aged 12 to 15 years old, they announced Monday, as pediatric cases soar and children head back to school after the holidays.Source: People
Yale experts join campaign to boost vaccinations in communities of color
Faculty experts at Yale have partnered with Made to Save, a national campaign working to increase vaccinations in communities of color, to develop a new training video that helps doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals talk more effectively with patients about the COVID-19 vaccine.Source: YaleNews
55 years to fulfill a records request? Clearly, the FDA needs serious reform of its data-sharing practices.
If the Food and Drug Administration had its way, it would take 55 years or longer to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request to review and release the vast amount of data it has on the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.Source: The Washington Post
What we can do now to protect ourselves and each other from the Omicron variant
Travel bans and lockdowns will not work, while at the same time the things that really will work, like vaccinations and masks, are not fully being utilized. We seem unable to learn from our mistakes — can we change things this time?Source: The Boston Globe
Only a third of Florida’s seniors have had COVID-10 vaccine booster shots as holidays approach
Only a third of seniors who are fully vaccinated in Florida have received a COVID-19 booster shot — worrying health experts who say that millions are leaving themselves exposed as the holidays approach.Source: Sun Sentinel
Vaccine Clinic Offers Choice and Reassurance to New Haven Children
Corinne Scott, 8, and Chidera Ogbuagu, 10, lined up at a vaccine clinic at Elm City Montessori School in New Haven on November 6th. Helping children like Chidera and Corinne feel good about getting vaccinated is a key part of the vaccine effort’s broader success.