26 Aug Updated FHA COVID-19 recommendations
Updated FHA COVID-19 recommendations
A month ago, I personally didn’t see how badly we would be struggling with COVID-19 throughout the United States.
Here are four important recent updates
Firstly, on Friday, August 13th the FDA released updated recommendations for COVID-19 mRNA booster shots for immunocompromised individuals. Factors that may decrease vaccine response among immunocompromised populations include:
· Older age
· primary immune deficiency (low IgG, IgM, or IgA),
· lower lymphocyte counts,
· decreased kidney function,
· being on immunosuppressive drugs or
· high dose corticosteroids and
· current or recent chemotherapy treatment
Secondly, there is data coming from Israel that the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines seems to be waning over time. This combined with the highly contagious Delta variant is leading to more breakthrough cases of COVID infections in fully vaccinated individuals. So it was just announced that COVID-19 mRNA booster shot will be offered to the general population beginning September 20th. The shots will begin eight months after an individual’s second dose. They will be vaccinating nursing home residents, health care workers, and the elderly first.
In addition, recommendations for booster shots for the J & J vaccine will be announced in a few weeks after more data comes in.
As of now it is recommended to get a booster shot with the same vaccine that you were originally given.
Thirdly, the FHA just approved on the 23rd of this week that Pfizer vaccine was fully approved. This means it has the wealth of testing information to change status and finds it safe. This might give many the assurance they need to get the shot.
And, Finally, on August 2nd, the FDA authorized the monoclonal antibody infusions to be offered to patients as a preventative measure after exposure to COVID-19. Hopefully, by the end of this year, we will have even more options with antiviral oral medications coming on the market.
I hope this blog on “Updated COVID recommendations” was helpful.
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