Bivalent boosters guard against newer and more contagious COVID variants like Omicron BA.4 and BA.5.
The vaccine is being updated to target newer strains that dominate U.S. COVID-19 infections, with approval sought as school year begins. Experts say COVID is moving closer to a flu-like virus with SOME seasonal predictability.
The newest subvariant appears to duck vaccine immunity that, by now, is waning among many residents. And many doctors say they are seeing patients who keep getting reinfected.
Pediatric doses are available for children six months and up at two Detroit clinics.
Detroiters who test positive at the city’s “Test-to-treat” site can be evaluated there and if eligible will receive free antiviral medication.
Detroit health officials say 50% of eligible Detroiters are vaccinated for COVID-19 and just 20% have received booster shots.
Early in the pandemic, Blacks accounted for 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths. But efforts to address the gap led to health changes that lowered the rate to 14 percent — equal to their proportion of the state’s population.
A federal ordering website, due to open for business Wednesday, opened Tuesday, a day earlier than expected.
The 36th District Court in Detroit is limiting in-person services to curb the spread of COVID-19 amid the surge in coronavirus cases, court officials announced.
Testing too early after you’ve been exposed to COVID, or “panic testing,” will likely offer little more than a false sense of security. With holidays beckoning, this “gray zone” in testing could unwittingly spread infection.