CDC adds COVID vaccines to recommended schedule for adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the COVID-19 vaccines to its recommended vaccine schedule for adults and children. The updated schedule, published Feb. 10 in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, also reflects changes in influenza vaccine recommendations. (READ MORE) Older adults should receive what’s often referred to as a high-dose flu shot. You can find the updated vaccine schedule for adults on the CDC’s website.
Bivalent boosters are effective against the latest circulating variants. T A new report from the CDC found that so-called bivalent boosters cut the risk of a symptomatic infection nearly in half in adults ages 18 to 49. The boosters were 40 percent effective against symptoms from a coronavirus infection among individuals 50 to 64 years old, and 43 percent effective among those 65 and older. Note- Bivalent vaccines available for kids as young as 6 months
Americans can still order free at-home COVID tests from the government. covidtests.gov; shipping is also free.
How to Help When You are already infected with Covid-19
There are currently two oral antiviral pills, Paxlovid and Lagevrio, authorized for emergency use for the treatment of certain patients with mild to moderate COVID-129. Data have shown that the use of Paxlovid and Lagevrio has reduced the risk of progression to severe disease. .Including hospitalization or death.