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COVID-19 vaccine: CDC panel backs expanded booster rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government advisory panel has endorsed extra doses of all three of the nation’s vaccines. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said Thursday that people could choose a different company’s brand for that next shot. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago already are eligible for a booster. The advisers said certain…

CDC Funds ADPH with Over $40 Million Grant to Address COVID-19 Related Health Disparities

CDC has awarded the Alabama Department of Public Health $40,452,096 to address COVID-19-related health disparities. The funding, part of a $2.25 billion nationwide investment, seeks to advance health equity by expanding state, local, US territorial, and freely associated state health department capacity and services. This is CDC’s largest investment to date to improve health equity in the United States.

CDC: Many Americans Can Now Go Outside Without a Mask

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And unvaccinated people can drop face coverings in some cases, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the updated guidance Tuesday. Previously the CDC had been advising that people should wear…

Fauci Says He Expects Decision Soon on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

FILE – (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to meet Friday to discuss the pause in Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, and the top U.S. infectious disease expert says he’d be “very surprised if we don’t have a resumption in some form by Friday.” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that “a decision…

CDC: Half of U.S. Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Shot

Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The announcement on Sunday marks another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign. It also leaves more work to be done to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. The CDC says almost 130 million…

Jackson Hospital Pausing Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Jackson Hospital says it will follow the government recommendation that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be paused. In a joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. More than 6.8 million…