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6 Reasons Parents Won’t Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID — And How Experts Respond

6 Reasons Parents Won’t Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID — And How Experts Respond

It seems that the longer we’ve waited for a COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for certain age groups, the less likely kids in those age groups are to actually end up getting vaccinated. The Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the vaccine in kids ages 5-11 at the end of October, yet nine …

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U.S. to release 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses as outbreak spreads

U.S. to release 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses as outbreak spreads

A person holds doses of Imvanex vaccine used to protect against Monkeypox virus at the Edison municipal vaccination centre in Paris, France July 27, 2022. Alain Jocard | Pool | Reuters The U.S. will make 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses available to local health departments “as soon as possible” after the Food and Drug Administration …

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WHO recommends gay and bisexual men limit sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox

WHO recommends gay and bisexual men limit sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox

People line up outside the Test Positive Aware Network nonprofit clinic to receive the monkeypox vaccine in Chicago, Illinois, July 25, 2022 Eric Cox | Reuters The World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended that gay and bisexual men limit their number of sexual partners to protect themselves from monkeypox and help slow transmission of the …

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New studies agree that animals sold at Wuhan market are most likely what started Covid-19 pandemic | CNN

New studies agree that animals sold at Wuhan market are most likely what started Covid-19 pandemic | CNN

CNN  —  In June, the World Health Organization recommended that scientists continue to research all possible origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, including a lab leak. Two newly published studies take totally different approaches but arrive at the same conclusion: The Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China, was most likely the epicenter for the coronavirus. The …

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Monkeypox officially becomes a global emergency

Monkeypox officially becomes a global emergency

The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that qualifies as a global emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, a declaration that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines. A global emergency is WHO’s highest level of alert but …

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Coronavirus booster shots for people under 50 on hold amid drive to speed up new vaccine

Coronavirus booster shots for people under 50 on hold amid drive to speed up new vaccine

Comment on this story Comment Booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine for people younger than 50 are on hold as the Biden administration tries to accelerate a fall vaccination campaign using reformulated shots that target the now-dominant omicron subvariants, according to federal health officials. Officials are hoping vaccine makers — Moderna and Pfizer and its …

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Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

A Northwell Health staff member holds the monkeypox vaccine, at Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkey pox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbone | Newsday | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House …

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CDC expects monkeypox outbreak to grow as total cases surpass 1,400 and vaccine demand outstrips supply

CDC expects monkeypox outbreak to grow as total cases surpass 1,400 and vaccine demand outstrips supply

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center at Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York, U.S., July 15, 2022.  Eduardo Munoz | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 1,400 monkeypox infections across 44 states and territories in the U.S. and said it …

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High Risk for COVID-19 in San Diego County

The continued increase in local coronavirus cases has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to move San Diego County to its high-risk level for COVID-19. The CDC tracks community levels of the virus based on geographic regions to determine the impact of COVID-19 in communities, and to allow individual jurisdictions to implement preventive strategies based …

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