U.S. health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19 – The Denver Post

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials Wednesday announced plans to offer COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling. The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight […]

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COVID-19 booster shots may be needed within 12 months, US officials say

People vaccinated against COVID-19 may require booster shots within nine to 12 months of their initial vaccination, Reuters reported. Evidence suggests that the coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna offer at least six months of robust protection from COVID-19 infection. But even if this protection lasts for longer, several highly-transmissible viral variants are now circulating; that means people may […]

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Health officials send COVID-19 alert to Denver area cell phones

Jefferson County opened a new large-capacity COVID-19 testing site Sunday even as state officials warned people in the Denver area of “severe risk” from the novel coronavirus. Officials sent an emergency alert to cell phones in the Denver region at 9 a.m. Sunday asking residents to use caution given the skyrocketing rates of the virus. Health officials have struggled to […]

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Colorado officials seek to increase COVID-19 testing following delays in results

Colorado officials are once again seeking ways to aggressively ramp up state testing for COVID-19 after a national backlog at private labs has left residents waiting days — and sometimes even more than a week — for results. The number of new coronavirus cases in the state has increased for five consecutive weeks, and that rise in infections is highlighting […]

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Colorado squirrel tests positive for bubonic plague, health officials say

A squirrel in a Colorado has tested positive for bubonic plague, public health officials say. The rodent was found in Morrison, a town outside of Denver in Jefferson County. The county’s health officials said in a statement that the squirrel was the first case of plague in the county. Bubonic plague is one of three forms of the infectious disease […]

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Florida's coronavirus cases top 200,000, officials announce

Fox News Flash top headlines for July 5 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Florida health officials on Sunday announced more than 200,000 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began. The latest state statistics showed an additional 10,000 confirmed cases. The highest number of confirmed cases in a […]

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Officials release edited coronavirus reopening guidance – The Denver Post

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Thursday released some of their long-delayed guidance that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted six one-page “decision tool” documents that use traffic signs and other graphics to tell organizations what they should consider before reopening. The tools are […]

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Colorado health officials issue new, detailed standards for reopening the state

Colorado state health officials on Monday issued new, detailed guidelines for how the state should operate now that the statewide coronavirus stay-at-home order has expired. The 34-page order from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment sets standards for businesses as they reopen, urges precautions for individuals, allows some college classes to resume in-person and establishes some protection for […]

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Get the flu jab before winter hits, health officials urge

Get the flu jab before winter hits, health officials urge as they confirm delays to children’s nasal spray are now over Delays of the nasal-spray flu vaccine for schoolchildren has now been resolved Sessions at primary schools will go ahead ‘as soon as possible’ But those at risk should see their GP urgently, Public Health England said  Health officials have […]

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