UBMD Pediatrics Guidance to Parents On COVID-19 Vaccine

UBMD Pediatrics physicians issue guidance, urging parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 “Don’t wait to vaccinate,” warn pediatricians and specialists amid rising hospitalizations in the wake of the Omicron variant BUFFALO, NY – Physicians at UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated practices are urging parents to get their

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ECDOH Provides NYS Update to COVID-19 Guidance for Schools

Erie County Department of Health Updates for Schools on NYS Guidance Regarding COVID-19 The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) offered another update to school district superintendents and non-public school administrators today. Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and members of the ECDOH school team reviewed the

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Erie County DOH Sends Out COVID-19 Kits

ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SENDS NEARLY 40,000 COVID-19 TEST KITS TO VILLAGE, TOWN AND CITY EMERGENCY MANAGERS Mass distribution effort scheduled in most municipalities for Saturday morning ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is coordinating a distribution of nearly 40,000 COVID-19

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ECDOH Updates Schools, Families on Test to Stay Program

ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATES SCHOOLS, FAMILIES ON TEST TO STAY PROGRAM ERIE COUNTY, NY – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) issued significant changes to its Isolation and Quarantine guidance late in the evening on Tuesday, January 4. As the Erie County Department

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FDA COVID Update Expanding Use of Pfizer Vaccine

January 03, 2022 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to: Expand the use of a single booster dose to include use in individuals12 through 15 years of age. Shorten the time between the completion of

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Omicron, Vaccines, Variants, and Boosters

By Annette Pinder Here we are again, experiencing the alternative reality that brought fear to everyone during the early days of the pandemic. We shouldn’t be here, but here we are. Why? Because fear of the only way out of the pandemic — our truly miraculous vaccines

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The Silent Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health

By Peter Kates Forty-one percent of adults report struggling with mental health or substance use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is up from 20 percent pre-COVID. Nearly one in three adults now report having symptoms of anxiety or depression.“Behind the masks,

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The Collateral Damage Caused by COVID-19

The Collateral Damage Caused by COVID-19 By Greg Stamm, Esq.   At some point last year, I stopped counting the number of non-Covid deaths my clients suffered during the pandemic. Nevertheless, about a year after lockdowns and visiting restrictions were first imposed for those in congregate care,

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