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With so much information available today, we want to share important news regarding your health and wellness in a simple, snapshot format. Here is the latest:
FDA Authorizes Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines for Use as a Booster Dose
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations of the Moderna and PfizerNTech vaccines to include the updated bivalent boosters. Bivalent refers to the vaccine containing two messenger RNA (mRNA) components of SARS-CoV-2 virus, one of the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the other one in common between the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. You can find more information about the authorization, here.
CDC updates masking guidelines
On March 4th, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their masking guidelines. Relying on designations of low, medium, and high transmission for counties nationwide, the CDC shared that most people in areas with low or medium community levels can drop their masks indoors. People in high community levels should still wear a mask in public indoor settings, according to the guidance. The agency noted that people who are at higher risk for Covid — or those who live with people who are at risk — may still want to take extra precautions, including wearing masks, regardless of their own community status. Masks may still be required on interstate transportation systems, such as airplanes, buses and trains, and at airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
For more information, you can read the CDC update, here.
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