Centers for Disease Control

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…

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Gather Without Masks or Distancing

The Centers for Disease Control says people fully vaccinated from COVID-19 can gather with those at low risk for the coronavirus without masks but should still cover their faces in public. The long-awaited guidance from the CDC begins the process of providing clarity to Americans as more become vaccinated. Under the guidelines, fully vaccinated people could gather in groups without…

ADPH Releases New Guidelines As CoronaVirus Case Numbers Increase

There are now at least twenty nine confirmed Coronavirus cases in Alabama. That number includes Montgomery County’s second confirmed case, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website. The number is expected to rise as more tests take place. The ADPH has issued new guidelines to help protect residents from catching the disease. ADPH officials say they’re continuing to…

CDC: Events with 50 People or More Should Be Canceled for Eight Weeks

The Centers for Disease Control has issued a recommendation that is designed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here is the statement from the CDC: Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events…

ADPH Warns Peak Flu Season Is Just Around the Corner

Flu season is in full swing, and experts are warning that now is the time to take precautions so that you don’t catch the illness. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this year’s flu season had its earliest start in 10 years- since the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. “We’re seeing it everywhere in the state,” Epidemiologist Supervisor Amanda Ingram…

Flu Vaccine More Effective This Year; Milder Season So Far

NEW YORK (AP) – The flu vaccine is doing a better job this year. Preliminary data suggest it is 59 percent effective. That’s a big improvement from last winter’s nasty flu season when the vaccine was less than 20 percent effective. Unlike last year’s vaccine, this year’s is a good match to the strains making people sick. It’s been a…