The governors of Arkansas and West Virginia have announced that all fully vaccinated adults can receive a booster dose of a coronavirus vaccine, joining a growing list of states that are expanding access on their own rather than waiting on federal regulators to reconsider an earlier call reserving the shots for targeted vulnerable populations.
“People have got to get their booster shots – that’s all there is to it,” West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said during a news conference Monday. “If you’re 18 and above, you can get that shot. And you need to get that booster shot because your level of protection right now is not much at all if you’re six months out.”
Source: US News
Antibiotic Prescriptions Associated With COVID-19 Outpatient Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries, April 2020 to April 2021
Outpatient Visits for COVID-19 and Associated Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 Years or Older, by Setting, US, April 2020 to April 2021. The volume of COVID-19 visits differed by setting: emergency department, 525 608 (45.8% of all visits); office, 295 983 (25.3%); telehealth, 260 261 (22.3%); and urgent care, 77 268 (6.6%).
Source: Journal of American Medical Association Network