FDA experts are still puzzled over who should get which COVID shots and when
Experts have expressed frustration over the lack of clear government messaging on what the public can expect from COVID vaccines.
Federal officials declare a public health emergency for monkeypox
More than 6,600 monkeypox cases have been reported in the United States, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. The hardest-hit states are New York, California, Illinois, Florida, Georgia and Texas.
DOH cancer screening program offers free services to low, moderate-income patients
Known as The Pennsylvania Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP), the screening program offers free breast and cervical cancer detection services through the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is funded using grant money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters now available in Pa., Health Dept. says
The news comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the use of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters earlier this week.
CDC says the vaccinated should wear masks indoors in areas with high infection rates
Some 39 states have infection rates that have reached 'substantial' or 'high' levels of transmission, according to the CDC
No mask needed outdoors if you’re vaccinated, except among crowds, CDC says
WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated Americans do not need to wear a mask outdoors except in crowded settings, federal health officials said Tuesday as they updated recommendations for how vaccinated individuals can safely resume normal activities. Those who are at least two weeks past receiving their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can safely be unmasked at small […]
A federal eviction ban has been extended until June. Here’s how to get help with rent payments in Pa.
The federal public health order bars landlords from evicting tenants who lost wages or income due to the pandemic.
CDC panel advises states to prioritize health care workers, nursing home residents for COVID-19 vaccine
The priority groups tapped for the initial wave of vaccines encompass some 24 million Americans: 21 million health care workers and 3 million in nursing homes and assisted-living centers.
Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid outbreak
U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the coronavirus crisis.