‘Is Maga blaming the Covid vaccine yet?’ Anti-vaxxers awfully quiet over Lauren Boebert’s emergency blood clot surgery

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) underwent emergency surgery for a blood clot on Tuesday, spurring many online to mock the anti-vaccine movement given their proclivity to blame such health issues on the COVID-19 shot. Boebert’s campaign revealed in a statement that the congresswoman was admitted to the hospital on Monday after experiencing swelling in her upper …

Pandemic and Costs Limited Use of Shingles Vaccine

March 20, 2024 — Since its rollout, the Shingrix vaccine has been hailed as a breakthrough in preventing shingles.  But its path to widespread adoption has been strewn with obstacles, from pandemic-related disruptions to insurance complexities. The consequences can be seen in vaccine numbers: Only about 30% of adults eligible for Shingrix have gotten it, …

Pandemic and Costs Limited Use of Shingles Vaccine

March 20, 2024 — Since its rollout, the Shingrix vaccine has been hailed as a breakthrough in preventing shingles.  But its path to widespread adoption has been strewn with obstacles, from pandemic-related disruptions to insurance complexities. The consequences can be seen in vaccine numbers: Only about 30% of adults eligible for Shingrix have gotten it, …

Shingles Vaccine: What You Should Know

If you’re 50 or older and healthy, there are two things experts think you should know: You’re almost certainly as risk of getting shingles, and you should get vaccinated. “Shingles is not just an annoying rash that lasts for a week or two,” says Christine E. Kistler, MD, associate professor of family medicine and geriatric …

Have you seen a woman get pregnant since 2021? Prominent COVID skeptic says vaccine eliminated childbirth

A prominent anti-vaccine advocate appears to have suggested that women can no longer get pregnant following the rollout of the COVID-19 shot. In remarks on X, conspiracy theorist Naomi Wolf questioned whether anyone had come across a pregnant woman in the last three years. “Who has seen a heavily pregnant woman since 2021?” Wolf asked. …

New COVID Vaccine 54% Effective at Preventing Symptoms

Feb. 2, 2024 – If you’re in the minority of Americans who received the most recent COVID-19 vaccination, chances are you’re in the majority not experiencing any COVID symptoms now or in the near future.  The CDC announced the first numbers on the XBB.1.5 monovalent vaccines protection against developing symptoms, including from the JN.1 variant. …

FDA Approves Pfizer’s Vaccine for Meningococcal Disease

Oct. 23, 2023 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer’s application for Penbraya, a vaccine for people 10 through 25 that will offer protection against the five main kinds of bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning. The new drug will reduce the number of doses that people need to be fully vaccinated, Pfizer said …

Now Is the Time for Older Adults to Get the RSV Vaccine

Oct. 11, 2023 – Recent progress in the field of immunology has given health care providers and their patients new tools to combat a potentially deadly respiratory illness that largely affects older adults. And no, it’s not COVID-19. Public health officials estimate that almost every American will contract at least a mild form of respiratory syncytial …

Who Needs the Flu Vaccine? Just About Everyone

The COVID-19 global health emergency has officially ended, but flu season will still show up around October as always. If you had vaccinations and boosters during the pandemic, you might be a bit sick of shots, though. Do you really need a flu shot? “I think we’re all weary of vaccines and injections,” says Patricia …

Insurers Say COVID Vaccine Problems Have Been Corrected

Sept. 28, 2023 – Technical issues that resulted in denied insurance coverage for the updated COVID-19 vaccines have been “largely, if not completely, resolved,” the nation’s largest health insurers told federal officials on Wednesday. “You have our commitment that health insurers are fully covering the new COVID-19 shots, as required, with no cost sharing when …

A Fox News Panelist Actually Suggested That Bob Odenkirk’s Near-Fatal 2021 Heart Attack Was Caused By The Covid Vaccine

Getty Image Back in 2021, Bob Odenkirk suffered a near-fatal heart attack on the set of Better Call Saul, and the actor has repeatedly credited the fast work of the medical team at Sony studios for saving his life. It was a profound moment in his life that has understandably affected how he approaches his …

‘You’re fine. You’re vaccinated’: Anti-vax Fox News host goes dead silent after co-host calls her out for vaccine status

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro went quiet during an episode of The Five on Tuesday after co-host Jessica Tarlov brought up her purported vaccination status. During a segment discussing social media companies’ efforts to combat COVID-19 misinformation, Tarlov, the show’s sole Democrat, was interrupted with a sarcastic “Oh” by Pirro after stating that “the vaccine …