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Seattle & King County To Provide COVID-19 Boosters

More local vaccination service options are ramping up for people who are now or soon eligible for booster shots in Seattle and King County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently approved booster doses for those who received the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago who are at higher-risk of serious illness from COVID-19 or who work in high-risk settings. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are anticipated to be approved for booster doses soon.

Award-Winning D.C. Pediatrician Says Vaccines And Masks Are Like Airbags And Seat-belts

In one of the nation’s capital’s poorest and most traumatized communities, Dr. Lewis-Ragland has gained the kind of trust and respect from residents that other physicians often find elusive.

King County To Mandate Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test To Help Address The Spread Of COVID-19

During a press conference held last week, Constantine emphasized the critical point that the state of Washington finds itself in as the fall and winter months approach and how important vaccinations are as a shield against COVID and its variants.

Pfizer Vaccine For Children 5 To 11 Is Safe With Robust Antibody Response

These are the first such results released for this age group for a US Covid-19 vaccine. Pfizer said it plans to submit to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization soon.

FDA’s Vaccine Advisers Meet To Decide Whether Americans Need Boosters

Vaccine advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration started meeting Friday morning to discuss whether many Americans need to start getting booster doses of coronavirus vaccine.

Child Covid-19 Cases Increased Nearly 240% Since July, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Covid-19 infections have risen "exponentially" among children in the US since July, according to data published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Health Department Issues New Mandates In Wake Of COVID Surge

“While outdoor activities remain much safer than indoors there is still a risk,” says Duchin. “Even outdoors currently when large numbers of people are in close, prolonged contact.”

More Than 230 Journals Warn Global Warming Could Be ‘Catastrophic’ For Health

Human health is already being harmed by the climate crisis, and the impacts could become catastrophic and irreversible unless governments do much more to address global warming, the editors of more than 230 medical journals said in a joint editorial Monday.

What To Do If Your Child Is Exposed To Covid-19 At School

Ping! It's the email you've been dreading -- your child may have been exposed to Covid-19 at school. How are you to cope with the possibility of 10 days of quarantine and the fear that your child -- or another member of the family -- may fall ill?

Your Covid Game Plan: Are Stadiums Safe?

The college football season is kicking into high gear, the National Football League season starts Sept. 9, and the baseball pennant races are heating up. For the first time since 2019, nearly all stadiums will be fully open to fans.

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