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U.S. Health Officials Urge People Not To Use Deworming Medicine Ivermectin For COVID

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Ivermectin is used to fight worms and other parasites in animals and humans. But people are taking it to treat COVID-19, despite warnings from experts and poisonings tied to the drug.


CDC Warns Against Off-Label Use Of COVID Vaccine

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Using the COVID vaccine "off-label" — whether that's for booster shots or young children — may be tempting to some vaccine providers, but the CDC warns it could get them into trouble.


Health Care Providers Are Warned Not To Give COVID Vaccines Beyond Recommendations

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The CDC says using COVID-19 vaccines in ways that have not been authorized — such as in underage children, or as a booster dose — can leave providers and individuals uncovered if problems arise.


CDC Advisers Review The Pfizer Vaccine's Benefits And Risks

Monday, August 30, 2021

An advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is meeting Monday to consider whether any changes are needed to its existing recommendations for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.


COVID Booster Shots Are Coming. Here's What You Need To Know

Thursday, August 19, 2021

If all goes to plan, Americans who got Pfizer or Moderna shots can get a third dose eight months after their last jab. Here's why health officials think you'll need one.


COVID Booster Shots Could Be Out For The Public By Fall. Here's How It Would Work

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Federal officials are signaling the COVID-19 booster shots for the general population could be coming as early as this fall. It could boost immunity before prior vaccinations start wearing off.


CDC Joins FDA In Recommending Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose For Certain People

Saturday, August 14, 2021

The CDC is officially recommending an additional dose of vaccine for people with weakened immune systems who have already received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.


CDC Recommends Immunocompromised People Get A 3rd COVID Vaccine Dose

Friday, August 13, 2021

The CDC officially recommends the use of an additional COVID-19 shot for immunocompromised individuals who did not get much protection from the first doses.


Kids Are Heading Back To School Amid Delta. Here Are Some Tips To Keep Them Safe

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

As kids return to school amidst the delta variant surge, parents can look out for certain symptoms and follow some recommended steps to keep children and their classrooms as safe as possible.


How To Keep Your Child Safe From The Delta Variant

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Some public health experts are also parents of little kids, and have to strategize to keep those too young to be vaccinated safe from getting or spreading the delta variant. Here are their tips.


As School Starts Again, Here's How To Keep Kids Safe From COVID

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Millions of American kids are headed back to school, this time as a fourth wave of the pandemic builds. We hear what parents should know about keeping them healthy.


There's Vaccine Drama In Arkansas, Where Rates Are Low And Everyone Has An Opinion

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The state has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S. And this weekend, 80,000 doses will expire because of lack of demand. The campaign is on to get people to sign up.


Arkansas' Governor Pleads With Residents To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

Friday, July 30, 2021

COVID-19 cases in the state are surging and 80,000 vaccine doses are about to expire. Government and health officials are traveling the state, making the case for vaccines as the delta strain spreads.


Teens Asked, We Answered: The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccines

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Nope, they won't put a microchip in you. And the side effects usually aren't that bad. And if you want to get your HPV shot at the same time, that totally works. Read on for these and more answers.


Public Health Experts Call On CDC To Change Its Mask Guidance

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The agency argues that vaccinated people are safe without masks. But the guidance leaves room for plenty of unvaccinated people to mingle dangerously, and many argue that this is fueling case surges.


Johnson & Johnson Dealt Another Blow As Vaccine Is Linked To Rare Nerve Syndrome

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was dealt another blow this week with news that the vaccine is tied to a rare autoimmune disorder. But the vaccine's place in the U.S. program was already languishing.


CDC Panel Says Heart Inflammation In Young People Post-Vaccine Is Rare

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Advisers to the CDC met to discuss some side effects associated with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. In a small number of recipients the vaccines may be causing temporary inflammation to the heart.


Biden Makes A Big Push To Get More People Vaccinated This Month

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The Biden administration aims to boost the flagging COVID-19 vaccination rate, so the country can reach the president's goal of getting at least one shot to 70% of adults by July 4.


The Buffet Can Stay: What The Future Of The Cruise Line Industry Looks Like

Saturday, May 29, 2021

The first post-pandemic cruise from a U.S. port will embark next month. Despite CDC measures, the go-ahead puts wind in the sails of cruise lines, which have high hopes for an in-demand industry.


The CDC Revises Its Summer Camp Guidance, Easing Restrictions

Friday, May 28, 2021

Masks are optional for vaccinated kids, and other recommended restrictions have been softened, making for a more relaxed camping experience for children this summer.