CVS announced that some CVS Pharmacy locations are now offering the Moderna COVID-19 recall to eligible populations starting Friday.
Here are the guidelines established by ACIP and CDC for the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech recall:
- People 65 years of age and older and residents of long-term care facilities should be boosted with COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least six months after their primary mRNA series
- People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should be boosted COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least six months after their primary mRNA series
- People 18 to 49 years of age who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster from Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least six months after their primary series mRNA, depending on their individual benefits and risk
- People aged 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of exposure and transmission to COVID-19 due to their work or institutional environment may receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster from Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least six months after their primary mRNA series
Patients interested in receiving a COVID-19 booster or their initial vaccine series are encouraged to make an appointment on CVS.com or the CVS app.
“The systems we have built and our extensive experience in delivering vaccines allow us to play a leading role in administering boosters to eligible populations,” said Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH, vice president Executive and Medical Director of CVS Health. “We also remain focused on providing easy and convenient opportunities for unvaccinated people to receive their first doses. “
COVID-19 metrics in North Carolina, as in much of the rest of the country, continue to improve.
New data from NCDHHS showed a drop of 500 cases from last week to this week, with 2,609 new cases reported today.
The daily positive percentage rate also fell to 4.1, the lowest since July.
A total of 1,693 people remain hospitalized with the virus, but that number has fallen by 70 from yesterday and this is the sixth day that the state has reported fewer than 2,000 people hospitalized.
Another 69 people lost their battle with COVID-19, increasing the death toll from the virus in North Carolina to 17,765.
The Johnston County Public Health Department will begin offering COVID-19 booster vaccines to patients who received the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine at 9 a.m. on Monday. People who wish to be vaccinated must bring their COVID-19 vaccine card.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mandy Cohen and North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will receive their COVID-19 booster shots at the fairgrounds ‘State of North Carolina at 1:30 p.m.
Cohen received the J&J vaccine when she became eligible to be vaccinated in March 2021. She and Troxler will receive a booster from Moderna at the fair.
The North Carolina Zoo began vaccinating its animals against COVID-19 this week.
Primates were the first on the list because they are genetically very similar to humans and often suffer from the same diseases.
The zoo announced in July that it would get an experimental vaccine to use on animals.
Unvaccinated people will likely catch COVID-19 once every 16 months, according to a new study from UNC Charlotte.The durability and effectiveness of natural antibodies against the COVID-19 virus has been one of the most important elements. debated and most misunderstood of the fight against the pandemic.
Researchers at UNC Charlotte looked at other coronaviruses infecting humans as well as SARS-CoV-2 and analyzed the durability of immunity and how long it would likely take to be re-infected.
Their discoveries, published here in The Lancet, found that an average unvaccinated person could expect to catch COVID-19 every 16 months.
The study’s authors said this suggests that public health measures should remain in place for an extended period.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, reinfection is likely to become more and more common. It is essential to maintain public health measures that curb transmission, including among people previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, coupled with persistent efforts to accelerate vaccination worldwide. prevention of morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19. “
Despite an increase in the percentage of cases attributed to vaccinated North Carolinians, data shows that vaccines are still very protective against hospitalization and death.
In the week ending October 9, 22% of COVID-19 cases were in people who had already been vaccinated. However, experts expect that number to increase as more people are vaccinated, as the pool of unvaccinated people will be smaller and the virus still spreads with high community transmission throughout the world. State, according to the CDC. As of Thursday, 66% of adults in North Carolina are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Overall, unvaccinated North Carolinians are more than four times more likely to get sick from COVID-19 than vaccinated North Carolinians and 19.51 times more likely to die from infection, after adjusting for age.
Since January 1, 9% of COVID-19 cases and 6% of deaths involve people who have been vaccinated.
Only 1.6% of the nearly 5.2 million North Carolinians vaccinated as of October 9 fell ill with COVID-19 between January 1 and that date. About 0.01%, or 1 in 10,000, vaccinated North Carolinas died from COVID-19.
On average, just over 17% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have already been vaccinated. Less than 12% of post-vaccination hospitalizations end in intensive care.
More good news from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. COVID-19 measures continue to show incremental improvements.
Today, just over 3,000 new cases have been reported. That’s slightly higher than yesterday, but down over 700 from Thursday last week and over 1,700 from Thursday two weeks ago.
The daily positive percentage rate also fell again, to 5.1% this week, from 5.9% last week and 6.4% two weeks ago.
The number of people hospitalized with the virus is down by 48 from yesterday, to 1,763.
Sadly, 56 other people lost their battle with the virus.
THURSDAY MORNING TITLES
Christmas is back at Garner. The city relaunched the traditional Christmas parade just a week after canceling it.
This will be the first time in two years that the parade will take place. Last year it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the year before, it was canceled due to threats of violence.
This year’s parade is scheduled to take place on Dec. 18 on Main Street in downtown Garner. Applications are now open, should you wish to become a volunteer.
In less than a week, the FDA will consider approving COVID-19 vaccines for children. But before that, national and local health authorities are working to educate parents and prepare for deployment.
Wake County leaders have scheduled a specific “Ask the Doc” event focused on children and COVID-19. It will start at 7 p.m. Thursday.
It will involve a panel of pediatricians and local health experts answering your questions live on Facebook and YouTube.
Click here for more details.
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