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September 15, 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the latest COVID vaccines for the fall are en route to New York State and could be available as early as today. This vaccine is not a booster, but an entirely new formulation, indicating that previous vaccinations and boosters will not offer protection against these new variants. There has been […]

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul cautions that prior COVID-19 vaccinations may not offer protection during the recent outbreak. During a COVID-19 briefing yesterday, the governor urged New Yorkers to receive the updated vaccine doses. “I know everyone wants to be done with COVID, but COVID is not done with us.Get the vaccine. Tell everybody, […]

Flu season is upon us, and if you are looking to volunteer for better health care research, and get paid for it, the Rochester Clinical Research study may be for you. Rochester Clinical Research is working to make the flu vaccine even more powerful and it’s looking for volunteers to take part in the study. […]

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has announced that they have updated its guidelines for child care programs, eliminating the quarantine requirement for each exposure to COVID-19 for children who are not sick. Previously, children who were unvaccinated were required to quarantine for five days after close contact with the virus, […]

As monkeypox cases have increased, New York State awaits an additional 1.8 million doses of the monkeypox vaccine that will be available to states on Monday. According to Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, while vaccine appointments are available for those considered to be at higher risk of contracting the virus, supplies of the vaccine remain […]

While it is expected to take years for the potential vaccine to reach the market, regulators are getting ready for a final clinical trial for a Lyme Disease vaccine. If it were to gain regulators’ approval, it would become the only Lyme disease vaccine available for humans in the US. The new vaccine is called […]

It looks like the U.S. will declare a public health emergency for monkeypox. This will allow the federal government to respond to the monkeypox outbreak by freeing up funding and resources. There are 6,600 Americans that have been infected with the virus. Monkeypox could cause fever, chills, body aches, fatigue, and pimple-like bumps on the […]

As cases continue to rise, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) is calling on the Biden administration to increase the domestic production and access to monkeypox vaccines. According to state leaders, nearly one-in-four monkeypox cases in America are in New York. Sen. Gillibrand stated: “So far, New York State has been allotted 170,000 vaccine doses […]

A couple of days ago, an unvaccinated young adult from New York recently contracted polio, the first U.S. case in nearly a decade. This individual lives in Rockland County and had developed paralysis. The person developed symptoms a month ago and did not recently travel outside the country, county health officials said. Jennifer Nuzzo, a […]

Yesterday, the White House announced that President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. According to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the president is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and has started taking Paxlovid, the brand new antiviral drug intended to reduce the severity of symptoms. President Biden stated: “I’ve been double vaccinated, double boosted. […]

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