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While regular boosters may help keep vulnerable people out of the hospital, annual boosters might not be necessary for everyone.
Older people, immunocompromised people and those with underlying health conditions can benefit most from additional shots.
People with suppressed HIV respond well to mRNA vaccines, but individuals with a low CD4 count may not be adequately protected.
At least 11 people have died from COVID-19 while in ICE custody, but advocates say that may be an underestimate.
Updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent boosters contain spike proteins from the original and BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants.
Get a COVID booster, especially if you’re older or your immune system is compromised, and don’t forget the flu shot.
These three respiratory illnesses—and others—share many of the same symptoms.
Safety tips for the evolving pandemic. Plus: Which groups—such as those with cancer or HIV—are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications?
Biden may not have used the right word when he described the pandemic as “over,” but things are trending in the right direction.
Latinos have seen a striking decline in COVID deaths while white people account for a larger proportion.
Updated boosters could go to the “worried well” who have good insurance rather than to those at highest risk.
Whether omicron coronavirus variants cause long COVID symptoms as often—and as severe—as previous variants is a matter of heated study.
The update aims to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk.
Antibody levels decrease substantially within three months after a booster, according to new clinical trial data.
Vaccines designed to produce a strong T cell response may help protect against current and future SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Approximately 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older who completed their initial vaccination round still have not received a first booster shot.
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