Medical Health Cluster


CDC simplifies COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, allows older adults and immunocompromised adults to get second dose of the updated vaccine

Following FDA regulatory action, CDC has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at higher risk who want the option of added protection from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met today to discuss these COVID-19 vaccine recommendation changes, […]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Rages on for People Who Are Immunocompromised

anet Handal, who has taken immunosuppressive drugs since her 2010 kidney transplant, hasn’t exactly been impressed by public health messaging about COVID-19. A medical assistant at a University of Washington Medicine clinic prepares a 2-shot dose of a monoclonal antibody therapy that can help prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection among people who […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals. The FDA previously authorized a single booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals following completion of a three-dose primary vaccination series. This action […]

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Mayo Clinic implements fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised people

By Mayo Clinic staff Mayo Clinic started administering COVID-19 vaccine boosters at the shortened interval to eligible patients on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been updated to include a booster, or fourth dose, for moderately to severely immunocompromised […]

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