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CDC & FDA panels: COVID-19 booster shots open for all U.S. adults

Federal health officials on Friday moved to expand access to COVID-19 booster shots to all American adults, in an effort to bolster protection against infections as case counts rise again across the United States. ... Read more»

School nurse deficit deepens as states seek relief

Despite a severe nationwide shortage of registered nurses - and the unrelenting need in hospitals overrun with COVID-19 cases - much of the $500 million the American Rescue Plan Act set aside to bolster school-based health services will likely not be spent on fresh troops.... Read more»

Unused Johnson & Johnson COVID doses are piling up as FDA waits to see if shelf life can be extended

The Biden administration is encouraging states to hold on to hundreds of thousands of soon-to-expire COVID vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson, given the possibility that additional data will show the shots are viable beyond their expiration date at month’s end.... Read more»

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended as federal health panel wrestles with next steps

Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare but serious blood-clotting condition reported in at least six women. ... Read more»

How fentanyl changed the opiod equation

As governors in the hardest-hit states call for intensified law enforcement efforts and stiffer penalties for fentanyl dealers, public health officials say this latest drug scourge underscores the urgent need to get more people into treatment, particularly those who use heroin. ... Read more»