Health Headlines: Will annual COVID shots be our new reality?
Dr. Arjun Venkatesh, Section Chief of Emergency Medicine Administration at Yale Medicine, and associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, discusses the new reality of annual COVID shots and the latest on the new omicron-specific booster shots.Source: News 8 WTNH.com
Yale doctor on how rollout of new COVID-19 boosters will look
New COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are rolling out sooner than most expected, after Labor Day. Both Pfizer and Moderna have now applied for emergency use authorization and the government is expected to act fast. Yale Medicine Physician Arjun Venkatesh explains how the new booster will protect against both the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the omicron variant.Source: News 8 WTNH.COM
Health Headlines: Could Novavax booster help stop transmission?
Dr. Ajun Venkatesh, Chief of Emergency Medicine Administration at Yale Medicine and associate professor at Yale School of Medicine discusses whether the Novavax’s COVID booster be another option for stopping transmission and how the tuberculosis vaccine may protect against COVID-19 and other viruses.Source: News 8 WTNH.com
The Answer to Stopping the Coronavirus May Be Up the Nose
The Covid-19 vaccines authorized for use today were developed at unprecedented speed and surpassed expectations in how well they worked. The billions of people who are protected by them have avoided severe symptoms, hospitalization and deaths. These vaccines are a scientific success beyond measure. And yet they could be even better.Source: The New York Times
Experts question unusual authorization plan for Covid vaccine for kids under 5
The Food and Drug Administration’s willingness to consider authorizing a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for children under the age of 5 — without evidence yet that it would be protective — is raising concerns among some vaccine experts who fear the plan could backfire and undermine vaccine uptake in this group.Source: Stat
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