MONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Getting a COVID-19 booster shot can significantly increase an at-risk person’s immunity and protect against the contagious Omicron variant. New research focusing on nursing home residents and their caregivers found a third dose of vaccine boosted antibodies by more than 85%, with highContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisory panel on Wednesday voted to recommend that Americans 65 and older get the new, more potent flu shots because the regular shot doesn’t offer enough protection. The more powerful vaccines might also offerContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Health authorities in Britain, who routinely test sewage samples for the virus that causes polio, declared a “national incident” after evidence of local spread was found in London sewers. No cases have been identified yet, according to the UK Health Security Agency. ThereContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — One of the worst meningitis outbreaks in U.S. history has prompted public health officials to urge gay and bisexual men who live in Florida or plan to visit the state to get vaccinated right away. Twenty-four cases of meningitis (meningococcal disease) and sevenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More and more of America’s teens are getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus virus (HPV), new research indicates. Between 2015 and 2020, the study found, the percentage of 13- to 17-year-olds who had gotten at least one dose of the vaccine steadily increased,Continue Reading