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CDC endorses COVID booster for millions of older Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a series of recommendations from a ...

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots. The FDA authorized booster doses for Americans who are 65 ...

DHHS reports three new COVID-19 deaths, 142 hospitalized Thursday in NH

On Thursday, New Hampshire DHHS announced 304 new positive test results for COVID-19 for Wednesday, September 22. Today’s results include 243 people who tested positive by PCR test and 61 who tested positive by antigen test. DHHS also announced an additional 93 new cases from Tuesday, ...

RI may soon administer more COVID-19 booster shots

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More Rhode Islanders may soon be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, officials said Thursday at a meeting of the state's COVID-19 Vaccine Subcommittee. The subcommittee voted in support of the state Department of Health moving ahead with implementation of ...

High Orleans County cases blamed on lower vaccination rate

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state officials are attributing the high number of COVID-19 cases in Orleans County in the Northeast Kingdom in part to the lower vaccination rate in the area. The county is reporting scattered COVID-19 outbreaks and a high degree of community transmission, ...

Ski areas owned by Vail Resorts to require indoor masks

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The company that owns Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort ski area and 33 other resorts across the country is going to require that skiers be masked when indoors at the resorts in the upcoming ski season. In an email to season pass holders this week, Vail Resorts announced ...