COVID-19: Vaccine Watch

FILE - This undated photo provided by Merck & Co. shows their new antiviral medication molnupir...
MATTHEW PERRONE, Associated Press Health Writer

US adds second COVID-19 pill, this time from Merck

U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of omicron infections.
6 months ago
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MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press

Pfizer pill becomes 1st US-authorized home COVID treatment

U.S. health regulators authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.
6 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Utah doctor weighs in on new COVID-19 pill you can take at home

A University of Utah doctor specializing in infectious diseases weighs the pros and cons on a new pill taken at home to treat coronavirus.
7 months ago
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Paul Nelson

As omicron variant spreads, Utahns urged to get vaccine booster shots

With the spread of the omicron variant, Utahns are being urged to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot
7 months ago
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Heather Kelly

Utah is below the national average for COVID vaccination rates, here’s why

Utah is below the national average for COVID vaccination rates. High numbers of children in Utah are likely skewing the data. Officials encourage vaccination.
7 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Researchers believe ‘omicron’ variant will be in Utah, sooner or later

The Omicron variant doesn't have officials saying we should cancel Christmas plans, but masks and social distancing are still recommended.
7 months ago
SHORELINE, WA - NOVEMBER 03: A firefighter prepares pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19...

Studies find evidence of ‘Superhuman’ immunity to COVID-19

In an article released by NPR, some scientists are reporting “superhuman immunity” present in defending against COVID-19. This is also known as “hybrid immunity.” The article explains that scientists have discovered that certain individuals are able to produce an extremely powerful immune response against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. These individuals produce very high […]
8 months ago
Pfizer COVID-19 pill...

Pfizer says COVID-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90%

Pfizer says its experimental pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% among patients with mild-to-moderate infections. The company announced Friday it will soon ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and international regulators to authorize its pill, which is taken twice a day for five days.
8 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Doctors report more COVID-19, and MIS-C cases in Utah kids

In Utah, children between the ages of five and 11 make up 20% of new COVID-19 cases, and 120 kids have another illness, MIS-C.
8 months ago
FILE  - In this undated file image provided by Merck & Co. shows their new antiviral medication...
The Associated Press

Merck agrees to let other drug makers produce its COVID pill

Merck's COVID-19 treatment is the first pill with demonstrated effectiveness. Millions of people in poorer countries could gain access to the drug.
8 months ago
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Lindsay Aerts

Governor Spencer Cox says decision to vaccinate should be left up to businesses

Governor Cox wants to businesses to decide for themselves if COVID-19 vaccines should be required.
10 months ago
Curt Gresseth

Did Covid break your nose? Doc talks about relearning how to smell

You have lost your sense of smell to COVID-19. Now what? A doctor says it is possible to retrain your brain to recover the sense of smell, and the best thing is you can do it from home.
10 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Monoclonal antibodies study in Utah shows promise against COVID-19

The monoclonal antibodies study found a 57% reduction in hospitalization rates if administered within seven days of symptoms.
11 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Doctors urge Utahns to consider putting masks back on

Doctors in Utah are urging the public to put masks back on to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the state hit over 800 new cases Wednesday.
12 months ago
Saige Miller

Utah surpasses 800 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, UDOH urges residents to get vaccinated

SALT LAKE CITY– More than 800 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, as the Utah Department of Health reports the majority of virus-related hospitalizations are among unvaccinated residents.  “Nearly all COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are now among those who have chosen to not get vaccinated,” UDOH said in a statement.  The department reported […]
12 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Utah COVID-19 treatment study is in need of more volunteers

The University of Utah is teaming with Johns Hopkins University to study the best ways to treat the symptoms of COVID-19. 
12 months ago
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox delivers monthly briefing on July 15, 2021. On Thursday, Gov. Cox announced a...
Nick Wyatt

Gov. Cox rails against vaccine misinformation

Gov. Spencer Cox says politicians and cable news hosts discouraging the vaccine are literally killing people.
12 months ago
Governor Spencer Cox - Utah vaccination rates...
Saige Miller and Paul Nelson

‘We screwed up.’ Governor Cox retracts his Utah vaccination rates claim that 70% of eligible Utahns are vaccinated

Governor Cox celebrated 70% COVID-19 Utah vaccination rates. The state is retracting the statement due to a data reporting error. 
12 months ago
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Saige Miller

The first COVID-19 long haulers clinic opens in Utah

The University of Utah Health opened the first clinic in the state dedicated to treating COVID-19 long haulers symptoms.  
1 year ago
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PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press

Veterans return to Memorial Day traditions as pandemic eases

Veterans say wreath-laying ceremonies, barbecues and other familiar events are a welcome chance to reconnect with fellow service members.
1 year ago
Fauci COVID-19 response...
John Wojcik

Health leaders say COVID-19 focus shouldn’t be on herd immunity

Doctor Anthony Fauci says it’s time to stop fixating on ‘herd immunity’ and focus on administrating as many COVID-19 vaccines as possible.
1 year ago
Ike Yospe

Get Vaxxed!

Para español, haga clic aquí Get Vaxxed! Don’t miss a free vaccination clinic on Thursday May 20 from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., hosted by Nomi Health.  To make it more convenient for you, on Thursday May 20th Nomi has extended their clinic hours and dropped the need to make an appointment beforehand! Nomi is […]
1 year ago
Amanda Dickson

Will COVID-19 vaccinations be required for Utah students?

Will the COVID-19 vaccine ever be added to the list of required vaccinations for Utah students? It's a question the whole nation wants an answer to.
1 year ago
Pfizer Vaccine Adolescents...
Dan Bammes

Pfizer vaccine administered to adolescents by rural health department

Tri-County Health Department in Vernal was already planning a clinic for adolescents and adults with the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday when the CDC gave a green light to start administering.
1 year ago