Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany to toughen restaurant rules, cut COVID quarantine

Germany's leaders agreed Friday to toughen requirements for entry to restaurants and bars, and decided to shorten quarantine and self-isolation periods as the omicron variant spreads fast through the country.

Vaccination

FDA shortens time to booster after Moderna vaccine to 5 months

(HealthDay)—Citing the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and the need for protection against it, U.S. federal health officials are shortening the recommended time between the second dose of the Moderna vaccine and a booster ...

Vaccination

Chile to start administering 4th COVID dose next week

Chile will start administering a fourth COVID vaccine dose to people with weakened immune systems from Monday, President Sebastian Pinera said, as the country recorded its highest number of daily cases in six months.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Portugal adds virus booster jab incentives, cuts isolation

Portugal's government announced Thursday further incentives for people to get COVID-19 booster shots and said new rules will require people to isolate only if they live with someone who tests positive.

Vaccination

US advisers debate Pfizer boosters for younger teens

An influential government advisory panel is considering COVID-19 boosters for younger teens, as the U.S. battles the omicron surge and schools struggle with how to restart classes amid the spike.

Vaccination

CDC urges 'up to date' shots; no 'fully vaccinated' change

U.S. health officials said Wednesday they are not changing the qualifications for being "fully vaccinated" against COVID-19, but they are urging Americans to stay "up to date" on their protection against the virus by getting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Questions and answers about the omicron variant

Americans understandably are concerned about the recent surge of cases of COVID-19 driven by the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Here are answers to some of the more common questions about omicron.

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