The patient, who has developed paralysis but is no longer contagious according to the AP, may have contracted the virus overseas. The CDC says no cases of polio have originated in the U.S. since 1979.
Emory’s Hope Clinic and Vaccine Center is one of four sites in the country participating in the study. The ultimate goal is to vaccinate people against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Dr. Carlos Del Rio, Dr. Amber Schmidtke, and GPB's own Ellen Eldridge joined the panel for a conversation on the most pressing questions about Covid-19 at the current stage of the pandemic. Who should get another booster? When should you be wearing masks? What lessons can the past two years teach us about public health?
The vaccination rate is only 17%. People are scared and skeptical for many reasons. Now government health workers are trying to up the numbers. One strategy: vaccination booths in the mall.
Senate bills 372 and 345, have been promoted as being explicitly about stopping mandated proof of COVID vaccination to access government services. But neither mentions COVID and could broadly affect vaccine mandates altogether.
Scientists are beginning to come up with answers to the question of how long antibodies from an infection can protect you — and what they'll protect you from.
Although sponsors say it's aimed at preventing government overreach on COVID-19 vaccinations, a bill filed this week in the Georgia Senate would end the longstanding schedule of mandatory vaccinations for school-children.
One out of every 100 people in Hancock County, Georgia, has been killed by COVID-19.
Data from 78,000 South Africans with COVID show the Pfizer vaccine is far less effective in preventing infection by the omicron variant. But there is still significant protection from severe illness.
The Pentagon earlier this year required the vaccine for all members of the military, including active duty, National Guard and the Reserves.
In small studies in South Africa and in Germany, the results indicate a marked decrease in the ability of vaccines to neutralize this variant. But there are other findings that are encouraging.
There's serious concern about the effectiveness of vaccines against the omicron strain. But there's also reason to be hopeful — especially for those who've had a booster.
The word "vaccine" saw a more than 600% increase in lookups this year over last. In its announcement, Merriam-Webster noted that it's come to represent much more than just medicine.
Gov. Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr are seeking to prevent the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from enforcing the mandate on workers at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities.
South Korea is seeking a degree of normalcy by gradually easing restrictions. "We have to find a way to safely coexist with COVID-19 even if that means taking some risks," an official said.