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Shutdown could affect NIH, CDC, community health centers and HIV/AIDS programs, but Medicare and Medicaid payments won’t stop immediately.
The vaccines tend to prevent infection for only a few months, but they offer longer protection against hospitalization and death.
Updated COVID vaccines will be available in some locations this week, with distribution increasing in the coming weeks.
Updated coronavirus vaccine is recommended for all adults and children ages 6 months and older.
People at lower risk may not need an updated booster, but without a CDC recommendation, insurance companies wouldn’t have to cover it.
A Washington emergency room nurse was charged this month five years after being accused of passing on hepatitis C to 12 patients.
The awards to states and local health departments marked Overdose Awareness Day on August 31.
The confusion about what’s true—and who’s telling the truth—is of critical importance to public health.
NIH and CDC study finds telehealth associated with increased likelihood of receiving evidence-based standard of care.
Hepatitis A and B declined in 2021, but new hepatitis C cases have doubled since 2014.
Testing a single blood sample for HCV antibodies and HCV RNA can identify more people who need treatment.
The program, launching this fall, will help uninsured people and those whose insurance does not cover free vaccines.
Adults ages 60 and older should discuss the new vaccines with their health care providers.
A “jarringly low” proportion of people with HCV have been tested, treated and cured.
Spotlights a broken system in dire need of coordinated national response
Cohen, an internal medicine physician, will lead the nation’s public health agency.
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