COVID-19: Vaccine Watch

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Simone Seikaly

Summit County issues public health order requiring indoor masks

The Summit County mask order begins Jan. 7, 2022, and requires those in public buildings or waiting in lines to wear a mask.
7 months ago
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Becky Bruce

Utah sets new daily COVID-19 case record for second day

The Utah Department of Health reported 8,913 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, for a total of 672,567 since the pandemic began. 
7 months ago
FILE - A doctor loads a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at ...
LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press

US advisers endorse Pfizer COVID boosters for younger teens

Earlier this week, the FDA authorized a Pfizer booster for kids ages 12 to 15 as well. But first, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must sign off.
7 months ago
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Eliza Craig

Utah has its single highest daily COVID-19 case count ever

On Wednesday, Utah Department of Health reported the single highest daily count of Utahns with new cases of COVID-19 ever by nearly double. 
7 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Is it time for parents to remove kids from social media?

The Granite School District asks parents to take their children off social media if they can't monitor their kids' use of the apps.
8 months ago
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Jeff Caplan

University of Utah hospital is canceling non-urgent procedures

The move at University of Utah hospitals addresses two problems -- staff sick with COVID, and an uptick of COVID cases due to omicron.
8 months ago
FILE: Long COVID-19 testing line stretching along Pioneer Road towards Draper Senior Center on Mond...
Eliza Craig

Salt Lake County releases advisory as omicron surges

As Salt Lake County has reached a new peak in transmission rates, the SLCO Health Department issued a new COVID-19 advisory.
8 months ago
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Simone Seikaly

Utah to follow new CDC quarantine guidelines, but no mask requirement at school

Utah health officials are on board with the new CDC quarantine guidelines, but students still can't be required to wear a mask in school.
8 months ago
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Deidre McPhillips, CNN

FDA expands boosters to children ages 12 and up

The US FDA on Monday expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine boosters to children ages 12 to 15.
8 months ago
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Becky Bruce

Utah likely sets unofficial new record for COVID-19 cases in one day

We won't know until next week if the high number of COVID-19 cases reported Friday breaks a Utah record as health officials don't provide case counts on holidays and weekends.
8 months ago
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MARTHA BELLISLE and TERRY TANG Associated Press

US children hospitalized with COVID in record numbers, many unvaccinated

An average of 378 kids with COVID were admitted per day to hospitals between Dec. 22 and 28, a 66% increase from the week before.
8 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

What to know about COVID-19 breakthrough infections

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID but have a "breakthrough infection," the good news is you probably won't have as a severe illness -- hospitalization, even death -- as an unvaccinated person.
8 months ago
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Becky Bruce

Utah health officials warn Utahns to expect long COVID-19 testing lines

Monday, several of the health department's official COVID-19 testing sites featured lines that stretched around the corner and beyond.
8 months ago
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Kira Hoffelmeyer

New COVID-19 treatment pills come as Utah omicron rates increase

Just as Omicron sweeps through the US and Utah, two new antiviral COVID pills have been authorized for use.
8 months ago
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.
8 months ago
Omicron variant Photo: Canva...
Simone Seikaly

Health officials estimate 30% of COVID-19 cases in Utah are omicron

The information about Utah omicron numbers came in the daily COVID-19 update provided by officials from the Utah Department of Health.
8 months ago
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Kira Hoffelmeyer

When to get your COVID booster; virus’ effects on pregnant women

Utah doctors say any day is a good day to get your COVID booster but understand that its strongest impact is 10 days after the shot.
8 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.
8 months ago
U.S. President Joe Biden, seen here on December 3 in Washington, DC, is set to announce a plan for ...
Kevin Liptak, Nikki Carvajal, Jeremy Diamond and Maegan Vazquez, CNN

Biden announces plan to mail Americans 500 million at-home rapid Covid-19 tests

Pres. Joe Biden announced a number of new efforts to combat a surge of Covid-19 cases in the US, including mailing 500 million at-home tests.
8 months ago
FILE - A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca...
LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press

U.S. expands COVID-19 boosters, with third dose of Pfizer to people as young as 16

But there's one more step. The CDC must recommend those at age 16 and 17 get a booster. It's not clear if younger teens will need one.
8 months ago
Hiring sign is displayed outside of a retail store in Vernon Hills, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. ...
By Paul Wiseman

US unemployment claims at 52-year low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 52 years.
8 months ago
Money, COVID-19 financial assistance program reportedly a big success. Photo: Pexels...
Paul Nelson

Salt Lake City calls COVID-19 financial assistance program a big success, some housing funds still available

Officials in Salt Lake City say their financial assistance program to help families with during the pandemic was a success. 
8 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.
8 months ago
FILE: A woman and her husband sign up on their phone to get COVID-19 swab tests at the Utah County ...
Simone Seikaly

Here’s where you can get a COVID-19 test in Utah this week

Tests are provided by Test Utah, Tour Health, and the Utah Department of Health. This is not an exhaustive list of COVID-19 test sites in Utah.
8 months ago