Boosters shown to increase protection against Omicron

According to data from South Africa and the United Kingdom, a COVID vaccine booster dose increases vaccine effectiveness against the Omicron variant to 75%, compared to 35% for those who have received two doses of an mRNA vaccine. The reinfection risk of Omicron is five times higher than with Delta, and protection from a previous…

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The flu is here!

Protect yourself and your family by washing your hands often; keeping your sneezes and coughs to yourself; and keeping your hands out of your eyes, mouth and nose. It’s also not too late to get the flu vaccine, which is available at The Family Medical Center – no appointment necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. (497 West…

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Buffalo Women’s Health Forum is back in 2022

The Buffalo Women’s Health Forum is making a comeback in 2022, starting with “Fuel your food fantasy: Eating for better health,” presented at noon on Thursday, January 20, 2022, by Savanah Jackson, RD, LD, diabetes educator at the Johnson County Healthcare Center. “These forums offer educational information and Q&A that benefit adult women who desire…

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COVID boosters available for 16 and up

Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses are now available for those 16 and older. On Dec. 9, the FDA amended the Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for all individuals 16 and 17 years old after completing the primary series. The booster dose is recommended six months after…

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