Last week, the FDA and CDC presented their recommendations for the newest round of COVID-19 vaccines. As with everything COVID, there are proponents and detractors, or, putting it another way, both knowledgeable experts and disinformation-spreading attention-seekers. The reality is that a group of experts made a judgment based on actual data. We discuss the evidence here so you can make your own informed decision.
A new high-dose vaccine against the flu shows evidence of significantly enhanced efficacy for older people. If the CDC vaccine committee agrees, it will become part of the routine program for seniors, and many lives may be saved.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended that all boys and girls receive the HPV vaccine before they become sexually active. Yet the vaccination rates continue to be low. According to the 2011 National Immunization Survey among teens, only 35 percent of girls ages 13 to 17