Soon, the Food and Drug Administration could give the OK for Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for five- to 11-year-olds. That could mean almost all school-aged children eligible for the shot and protected against the virus.
Records provided to WBTV from an Atrium employee show that on numerous occasions there have been shortages of registered nurses and healthcare technicians across virtually all departments at the CMC, including critical care.
Hospitals said patients are getting sick faster and staying sick longer, extending inpatient and ICU stays across the state. The result: more hospitals are reporting critical shortages of staff to serve people in need of medical care.
We’re on your side helping walk through all the changes that have been coming out with COVID and masks.The CDC updated its guidelines about who needs to get tested or quarantine if you are exposed to someone with COVID and the new guidance applies to those who are fully vaccinated. This comes after the COVID Delta variant continues to surge in the community.
When it comes to vaccines, there were many goals public and private entities hoped for. President Biden says he wants 70% of Americans with at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4th and Governor Cooper called for two thirds of North Carolinians to be partially vaccinat
Governor Cooper announced on Friday that fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks in most situations.But if you’ve been to a store, you might have noticed most people are still wearing them. Many say they’re still nervous to in public without their masks.“Why do you care? I’m not making yo
Mecklenburg County says supply of the vaccine is higher than ever, but demand is lagging.More than 50% of North Carolinians have at least one dose of the vaccine. But in Mecklenburg County....it’s only 30% according to state data.Now the county is ramping up on a new approach. They’re brining the
The FDA and the CDC continue to say the severe blood clot side effect possibly linked to the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is extremely rare.There are 6 reported cases and more than 6.8 million American have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine so far.But still, it’s making some people wonder if
The owner of Oakhurst Pharmacy told WBTV News he just received his first doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Friday. He’s already administered dozens of the doses. But on Tuesday, Greg Deese says he’s been answering phone calls all day from customers asking him about the vaccine being paused.
Preliminary investigations show this was all human error. Johnson & Johnson does not know when shipments will start again but the company says it will be able to deliver 24 million doses by the end of April.
Pfizer says the data shows 100 percent on the teens in the vaccine group did not catch COVID-19. Sinai calls these numbers preliminary. She says 2,200 participants is not enough to get an exact number. She says the real-world numbers will be close to 100 percent effective but not quite.
The Salisbury VA Health Care System will implement the SAVE LIVES Act on April 1. This will allow the medical center to vaccinate veterans regardless of enrollment status so long as they have an other than dishonorable military discharge, their spouses, and caregivers.