NEW YORK -- More than 30,000 monkeypox vaccine appointments will be made available in New York City on Thursday as the city expands eligibility.The health department says now people of any sexual orientation or gender identity who have multiple sex partners can get the shot. Anyone whose partner meets that criteria is also eligible.Anyone who suspects they were exposed to monkeypox within the last two weeks can also get the vaccine.Monkeypox in NYC: Identifying symptoms, prevention tips, how to get a vaccine and moreThe new appointments will go online at 4 p.m. Thursday.New cases in the city have dropped significantly since the height of the outbreak in July.
The city’s health commissioner is urging action on vaccines and the ongoing mental health crisis. Speaking with Pat Kiernan on “Mornings On 1” Tuesday, Dr. Ashwin Vasan stressed that as the colder months approach, New Yorkers should get their flu shots, as well as updated COVID-19 boosters.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Health officials are urging residents to receive their flu shot this year after a tough flu season just ended in Australia, serving as a potential sign of what is to come over the next few months. While flu season severity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has...
County Executive George Latimer and Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler Promote Flu Vaccine and COVID Bivalent Booster at County Health Clinic
Watch the full news conference on YouTube.. Flu season is officially upon us, and to encourage Westchester County’s residents to stay healthy and safe, County Executive George Latimer will roll up his sleeves and get a flu shot and the bivalent COVID booster at the Health Department Clinic in White Plains. Latimer will be joined by Board of Health President Dr. Robert Baker, who will also receive his flu shot and COVID booster.
The Nets guard is heading into his final year of his contract with the team.
Kyrie Irving believes his decision not to get vaccinated cost him a four-year, $187 million contract extension offer by the Brooklyn Nets prior to the 21-22 season. Irving and the Nets were unable to agree to terms on a new contract this offseason, leading him to exercise his $36.5 million player option for 22-23.
Marco Valera, vice president for administration and COVID-19 coordinator, announced updated COVID-19 policies for the university in an email sent to the Fordham community on Sept. 26. The protocols include mandating the bivalent booster as well as removing the mask mandate on Ram Vans. In order to be considered fully...
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COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The sooner you get vaccinated, the sooner you will be protected!. Why is it important for older adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19? While anyone can get sick from COVID-19, the risk of severe illness increases with age. Severe illness from COVID-19 may lead...
NEW YORK (PIX11) – A judge ruled on Friday against the NYPD’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of New York City’s largest police union, directing the department to rehire officers who were fired for noncompliance. New York State Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank ruled in favor of...
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The days of following science when it comes to COVID-19 are truly over in New York City. If we ever really followed the science at all. Mayor Eric Adams last Tuesday lifted the vaccine mandate for private sector workers in the city and for public school students who take part in extracurricular activities such as sports or music.
Polio vaccination rates in some areas of the US hover dangerously close to the threshold required for herd immunity
(The Conversation) – Given recent headlines, you may be wondering why polio is even an issue in 2022. For more than 60 years, vaccines against the poliovirus have protected virtually everyone in the United States from the disease. Due to an enormously successful polio vaccination campaign beginning in the 1950s when the first polio vaccines became available, by 1979 polio was considered eliminated in the U.S.