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Polio is spreading in the United States for the first time in decades. Do you need boosters?

A specific type of polio virus has been circulating in Rockland County, New York, and adjacent areas, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to add the United States to country list (opens in new tab) Where polio-like viruses have been detected. The list includes about 30 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa including the UK, …

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Do the new bivalent COVID boosters have different side effects?

Do the new bivalent COVID boosters have different side effects?

(NEXSTAR) – If you go to your local pharmacy or vaccination site, you will get a new type of COVID-19 vaccine these days. This is a bivalent enhancer, which means it contains part of the original COVID-19 variant and the 2022-dominant omicron variant. The new formula is designed to give you better protection against the …

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White House COVID coordinator Dr. Jha says it's best to get new boosters before Halloween

White House COVID coordinator Dr. Jha says it’s best to get new boosters before Halloween

To optimize protection ahead of another pandemic winter, White House COVID coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said Friday that people should consider getting the newly updated COVID-19 booster by Halloween. The sooner the better, Jha said, urging people to get their boosters between mid-September and mid-October, “but no later than the end of October for maximum …

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One of the new boosters in some places has run out, CVS says - Boston Globe

One of the new boosters in some places has run out, CVS says – Boston Globe

“The appointment will be updated when supplies are received,” she said. She said Moderna’s shortage is “store-specific and not limited to Massachusetts.” She did not say how many stores were affected. She pointed out that people don’t have to match the branding of the updated booster to the previous footage. “According to CDC guidance, patients …

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CDC recommends reformulation of coronavirus boosters for fall

CDC recommends reformulation of coronavirus boosters for fall

comment on this story Comment unlockThis article is free. Why? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended that millions of eligible Americans, including those as young as 12, get updated omicron-targeted booster shots to boost during a time when covid-19 cases are likely to rise in the fall or winter Defense against …

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Omicron COVID-19 boosters coming soon: will they be a game changer?

Omicron COVID-19 boosters coming soon: will they be a game changer?

The next generation of COVID-19 boosters — specially tailored to fight the super-infectious family of Omicron sub-variants — could be launched early next month. Officials say the long-lived product will mark an ambitious new phase in the country’s vaccination campaign and offer residents another option to protect themselves before a potential resurgence of the coronavirus …

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Omicron COVID-19 boosters coming soon: will they be a game changer?

Omicron COVID-19 boosters coming soon: will they be a game changer?

The next generation of COVID-19 boosters — specially tailored to fight the super-infectious family of Omicron sub-variants — could be launched early next month. Officials say the long-lived product will mark an ambitious new phase in the country’s vaccination campaign and offer residents another option to protect themselves before a potential resurgence of the coronavirus …

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