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Jacksonville doctor recommends Pfizer booster shot, data shows it works against delta variant


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 03:17:45 GMT

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Dr. Michael Koren, who heads up local vaccine trials, is calling this a ‘tremendous’ step in the fight against COVID-19.

Read more: Jacksonville doctor recommends Pfizer booster shot, data shows it works against delta variant


Fact-checking 3 claims about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:47:30 GMT

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Answering your questions about the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

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All 3 COVID vaccine boosters, mixing-and-matching OK'd by CDC


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:19:52 GMT

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The CDC has now endorsed boosters of all three COVID-19 vaccines, with some restrictions, and has signed off allowing people to mix and match.

Read more: All 3 COVID vaccine boosters, mixing-and-matching OK'd by CDC


Yes, you can now ‘mix and match’ the COVID-19 vaccine booster shots in the US


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:52:02 GMT

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The FDA authorized “mixing and matching” COVID-19 vaccine booster shots of the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

Read more: Yes, you can now ‘mix and match’ the COVID-19 vaccine booster shots in the US


Pfizer says booster shot shows 95.6% efficacy against COVID-19


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:18:56 GMT

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Pfizer said there were only 5 cases of COVID-19 in the booster shot group during the trial, and 109 cases in the group of individuals who received a placebo.

Read more: Pfizer says booster shot shows 95.6% efficacy against COVID-19


Pfizer vaccine could soon be available to children under 12


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:16:46 GMT

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The Biden administration bought 65 million pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

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Reports: COVID vaccine boosters for 40 and older under strong consideration


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 22:54:59 GMT

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There is growing concern among health officials that some middle-aged people are getting sick despite being fully vaccinated.

Read more: Reports: COVID vaccine boosters for 40 and older under strong consideration


FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:59:07 GMT

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will consult an expert panel later this week before finalizing official recommendations for Moderna or J&J boosters.

Read more: FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters


With 28 million kids likely eligible for COVID vaccines soon, here's the roll out plan


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 14:52:42 GMT

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Kids who get their first shot of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine within a couple weeks of the expected approval in early November will be fully vaccinated by Christmas.

Read more: With 28 million kids likely eligible for COVID vaccines soon, here's the roll out plan


Colin Powell's death causes vaccine debate on social media, health experts push back


Created: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 22:44:58 GMT

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General Colin Powell was fully vaccinated but died from COVID-19 complications on Monday. Health experts said Powell's blood cancer and age, 84, made him vulnerable.

Read more: Colin Powell's death causes vaccine debate on social media, health experts push back


Details of Biden's vaccination-or-testing rule could come any day


Created: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 22:28:07 GMT

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The White House is expected to soon detail how and when companies will have to require their employees to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

Read more: Details of Biden's vaccination-or-testing rule could come any day


US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids


Created: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 19:31:39 GMT

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The cost of hearing aids is a big obstacle for many. Between the device itself and fitting services, Americans can pay more than $5,000 to get a hearing aid.

Read more: US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids


US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots


Created: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 14:41:47 GMT

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The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to come along with authorization for boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots.

Read more: US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots


Will you be able to receive the COVID-19 booster before the holiday season?


Created: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 13:58:35 GMT

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One month ago, Pfizer boosters – an additional dose of the original vaccine – were recommended by the FDA for certain categories of people.

Read more: Will you be able to receive the COVID-19 booster before the holiday season?


Florida COVID-19 numbers improve as state now considered 'substantial' in transmissions


Created: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 03:57:42 GMT

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More than 67% of those who are eligible to get the vaccine are 'fully vaccinated,' according to the Florida Department of Health

Read more: Florida COVID-19 numbers improve as state now considered 'substantial' in transmissions


'It’s just unfortunate:' Florida epidemiologist explains how state got through the worst of delta


Created: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 22:47:26 GMT

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The delta variant hit Florida fast and early. Now that we're on the other side, our metrics look better than most other parts of the country.

Read more: 'It’s just unfortunate:' Florida epidemiologist explains how state got through the worst of delta


Multiple myeloma: Colin Powell treated for blood cancer prior to his death


Created: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 18:31:47 GMT

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Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer.

Read more: Multiple myeloma: Colin Powell treated for blood cancer prior to his death


Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital


Created: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 15:31:57 GMT

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All health indicators were "trending in the right direction." An aide to the former president said Clinton had a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream.

Read more: Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital


Slowed rollout of Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm met with skepticism


Created: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 14:17:38 GMT

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One neurology practice has even banned Biogen sales reps from its offices over the drug. Doctors say they need to learn more about how Aduhelm works.

Read more: Slowed rollout of Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm met with skepticism


Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients


Created: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 19:52:02 GMT

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At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U.S. demanding patients be treated with Ivermectin.

Read more: Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients


Jacksonville COVID taskforce hosting event to remember lives lost to the virus


Created: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 02:26:57 GMT

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The Jacksonville COVID Taskforce will host a Day of Remembrance, Hope and Unity on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the historic James P. Smalls Park.

Read more: Jacksonville COVID taskforce hosting event to remember lives lost to the virus


'No jab, no job': Federal worker, Navy vet at risk of losing job if she remains unvaccinated


Created: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 00:44:10 GMT

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This all comes after the Biden administration announced that government employees and businesses with over 100 employees will be required to be fully vaccinated.

Read more: 'No jab, no job': Federal worker, Navy vet at risk of losing job if she remains unvaccinated


CDC issues holiday safety recommendations


Created: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 23:28:36 GMT

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The CDC says the safest thing you can do for your family and friends is to get vaccinated, but there are other steps you can take too.

Read more: CDC issues holiday safety recommendations


FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shot


Created: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:20:04 GMT

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The FDA panel said the J&J booster should be offered at least two months after immunization but didn't suggest a firm time.

Read more: FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shot


US: States can order COVID shots for younger kids next week


Created: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:17:30 GMT

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Federal officials will discuss approving Pfizer's vaccine for children under 12 at the end of the month.

Read more: US: States can order COVID shots for younger kids next week


US to end travel restrictions for vaccinated on Nov. 8


Created: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:48:33 GMT

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Foreign nationals will be able to travel to the U.S. if they show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel.

Read more: US to end travel restrictions for vaccinated on Nov. 8


Risk of HIV remains high for gay Latin-X men, free resources for help in Jacksonville


Created: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:22:29 GMT

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The CAN Community Health Clinics in Jacksonville and Daytona offer free testing and a sliding scale for medications.

Read more: Risk of HIV remains high for gay Latin-X men, free resources for help in Jacksonville


Moderna COVID-19 booster shots with lower-dose endorsed by FDA panel


Created: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 19:31:07 GMT

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Millions who got their initial Pfizer shots at least six months ago have received a booster of that brand.

Read more: Moderna COVID-19 booster shots with lower-dose endorsed by FDA panel


COVID-19 was 2nd-leading cause of US deaths in September, analysis finds


Created: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 12:51:28 GMT

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The study also found that nearly 50,000 deaths in September alone happened among unvaccinated people.

Read more: COVID-19 was 2nd-leading cause of US deaths in September, analysis finds


West Nile virus detected in Camden County


Created: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 21:53:11 GMT

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Officials say once the virus is detected in mosquitoes it is an indication that the virus is actively circulating in local mosquito populations.

Read more: West Nile virus detected in Camden County


Walmart, FedEx, UPS to ramp up efforts for supply chain help as LA port goes 24/7


Created: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 19:24:16 GMT

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This is an effort to relieve supply chain bottlenecks and move the stranded container ships that are driving prices higher for U.S. consumers.

Read more: Walmart, FedEx, UPS to ramp up efforts for supply chain help as LA port goes 24/7


When will boosters be approved for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson?


Created: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:48:24 GMT

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The FDA advisory panel will meet later this week to debate whether to recommend booster doses of both the J&J and Moderna vaccines.

Read more: When will boosters be approved for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson?


FDA issues new guidance to cut down salt in food supply


Created: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:27:23 GMT

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To get people used to eating less salt, the Food and Drug Administration said reductions have to be gradual and across the entire food supply.

Read more: FDA issues new guidance to cut down salt in food supply


US to reopen Mexico, Canada land borders in November for fully vaccinated


Created: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 12:10:40 GMT

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Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, during the pandemic.

Read more: US to reopen Mexico, Canada land borders in November for fully vaccinated


Yes, hospitals can require organ transplant patients and donors to be vaccinated against COVID-19


Created: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 21:55:58 GMT

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Some hospitals in states including Colorado, Ohio and Washington are requiring transplant patients and their donors to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read more: Yes, hospitals can require organ transplant patients and donors to be vaccinated against COVID-19


FDA authorizes first marketing of e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers


Created: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 21:31:25 GMT

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The FDA's decision only applies to Vuse's refillable Solo Power device and its tobacco-flavored nicotine cartridges.

Read more: FDA authorizes first marketing of e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers


Florida county fined $3.5 million for requiring employees to get vaccinated


Created: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 21:13:24 GMT

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A controversial Florida law prohibits businesses and governments from requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Read more: Florida county fined $3.5 million for requiring employees to get vaccinated


Florida county fined $3.57 million for firing workers who did not receive COVID-19 vaccine


Created: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:44:57 GMT

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Of the 714 employees the county required to provide vaccination verification, 14 were fired, according to a letter from FDOH to the Leon County Administrator.

Read more: Florida county fined $3.57 million for firing workers who did not receive COVID-19 vaccine


Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks


Created: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:05:19 GMT

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If finalized, the advice for older adults would backtrack on recommendations the panel issued in 2016 for helping prevent a first heart attack and stroke.

Read more: Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks


12 Who Care: Marcus Harden-Givens provides resources to Moncrief residents


Created: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 14:49:42 GMT

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In a neighborhood that can often feel forgotten, Marcus Harden-Givens is putting all his focus there with Overflow Health Alliance, Inc.

Read more: 12 Who Care: Marcus Harden-Givens provides resources to Moncrief residents

 
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