The Food and Drug Administration also gave an OK to boosters that differ from the vaccine originally used to immunize people against COVID-19. A mix-and-match approach could ease the booster rollout.
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. It's also allowing "mixing and matching" of vaccines as boosters.
Public health workers are going church to church and house to house in the state's secluded valleys to dispel COVID myths, ease isolation, bring aid, and convince wary residents to get vaccinated.
An NPR poll finds that while a large majority of people using telehealth during the pandemic were satisfied, nearly two-thirds prefer in-person visits. That may foretell telehealth's future.
The recommendation applies to people 65 years and older, those 18 to 64 who are at high risk of severe COVID and those whose work or institutional exposure puts them at high COVID risk.
Putting off surgeries or routine treatments for serious illnesses has become common during the pandemic, a new NPR/Harvard poll finds.
Should people who get a COVID booster get a different vaccine from their original shot? The results of a highly anticipated study suggest that in some cases the answer may be yes.
Johnson & Johnson has asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize a booster for people 18 and older six months after initial immunization, with an option to vaccinate after two months.
Are vaccinated people who get COVID as likely to spread the infection as unvaccinated people? Scientists don't think so.
America's hospitals are already strained from the delta surge. Now they fear they'll be further overwhelmed by pent-up demand for services and a potentially bad flu season.
Many transplant centers require people with alcohol-related liver disease to remain sober for half a year, before becoming eligible for the waiting list for a liver. But this thinking may be changing.
Scientists have created detailed maps of the brain area that controls movement in mice, monkeys and people. The maps could help explain human ailments like Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease.
In his new book, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb lays out what it will take for the U.S. to be ready to face future health crises.
As religious exemptions are now being sought in droves, their use raises concerns that they pose a serious public health risk. But some say vaccine mandates are too much, too soon.
A small number of NFL teams are requiring proof of vaccination to attend home games. Some fans say they're willing to give up their tickets rather than get the shot. Others are embracing the move.