Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Delta plus' variant surfaces in 8 U.S. states

(HealthDay)—U.S. health officials say they're keeping close watch on a 'Delta plus' variant that's been detected in at least eight states.

Vaccination

US booster shots start, even as millions remain unprotected

The U.S. launched a campaign to offer boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to millions of Americans on Friday even as federal health officials stressed the real problem remains getting first shots to the unvaccinated.

Vaccination

Decision on J&J COVID vaccine booster doses could take weeks

(HealthDay)—A decision on booster shots for the approximately 13.8 million Americans who received Johnson & Johnson's single-shot coronavirus vaccine is likely to take weeks, according to people familiar with the issue.

Vaccination

More protection: US likely to authorize COVID booster shots

After struggling for months to persuade Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials could soon face a fresh challenge: talking vaccinated people into getting booster shots to gain longer-lasting protection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer says third shot of vaccine boosts COVID protection

New data show that protection from both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine decreases slightly over time, but that a third dose significantly boosts levels of antibodies against several variants of the virus, including the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As variant rises, vaccine plan targets 'movable middle'

Thrown off-stride to reach its COVID-19 vaccination goal, the Biden administration is sending A-list officials across the country, devising ads for niche markets and enlisting community organizers to persuade unvaccinated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID testing's value shrinks as vaccines beat back virus

Federal health officials' new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus.

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