As of right now there are no FDA approved vaccines for Lyme disease. The last treatment, Lymerix, was pulled from the market about 20 years ago.
State officials have brought new charges against at least five doctors for improper vaccine exemptions, Medical Board of California records show. If the charges against the doctors are sustained they could lose their medical license, be suspended or placed on probation. The charges are part of a concerted effort by...
U.S. health officials hailed the recent authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for very young children as a pandemic milestone — making the protective shots available to Americans of any age. But despite the rapid spread of the virus, few parents have rushed to get their infants, toddlers and preschoolers jabbed.
(Precision Vaccinations) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR)announced today that more than 602,000 doses of Bavarian Nordic’s Jynneos vaccine were available in the USA. Jynneos is a U.S. FDA-licensed vaccine (2019) indicated for the...
(NEXSTAR) – California has declared a state of emergency over the monkeypox outbreak, as has the federal government. Compared to our last virus-induced public health emergency, there’s a sliver of good news: We already have a vaccine made. The bad news is there aren’t enough doses to go...
This is a press release from the California Department of Public Health:. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted many facets of daily life, including routine health screenings, vaccinations, and medical check-ups. As the new school year approaches, more than one in eight children in California need to catch up on routine vaccines that were missed or delayed during the pandemic. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is also urging older Californians to get caught up with their cancer screenings.
As California continues under a state of emergency due to the monkeypox outbreak, the city of West Hollywood launched a pop-up clinic to deliver scarce doses of vaccine to vulnerable recipients. "I'm just so happy I got it because, I don't know, after going through COVID, I don't want to be susceptible to anything else that could hurt me and also disfigure my face or body," said Jack Dillon, 24, who registered ahead of time for his appointment. Los Angeles County currently has 19,000 doses of the vaccine for high risk individuals. "There's definitely a shortage of supply. You know, we are in a race," said Andrea Kim, who is directing the vaccination effort for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday declaration will help California coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts on where people can get treatment and vaccination. The monkeypox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, which can include hugging, cuddling and kissing, as well as through the sharing of bedding, towels and clothing. People getting sick so far have mainly been men who have sex with men, though health officials note that the virus can infect anyone. The declaration in California came after a similar one in New York state on Saturday, and in San Francisco on Thursday. Newsom's administration had said as recently as Friday that it was too soon for such a declaration. "I would say the community right now is pretty scared, unnerved. A lot of my friends are really like remaining celibate right now," said Dillon. The World Health Organization has declared the monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries a global emergency.
California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan on back-to-school vaccinations and monkeypox emergency declaration
Dr. Erica Pan, California’s state epidemiologist, spoke with KCRA 3’s Maricela De La Cruz on Wednesday about what parents should know about COVID-19 precautions ahead of the new school year and why the state has declared a state of emergency over rising monkeypox cases. Pan said it’s important...