COVID-19 QUESTIONS, RESOURCES, VACCINES, AND TESTING

Update September 21 for Week Ending September 18 For the week ending September 18, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 1,572 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents, an 8.5% increase from the previous week. This represents a smaller rate of growth for overall new cases compared to

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Injectable Monoclonal Antibodies Prevent Covid 19

by Annette Pinder A recent Medscape Medical News article discussed the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which showed that a combination of two monoclonal antibodies given as an injection prevented patients exposed to COVID-19 from getting the virus. Individuals were

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Ivermectin Does Not Treat Or Prevent COVID-19

Prompted by urgent warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is highlighting these calls for caution against the use of ivermectin for COVID-19 prevention

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How to Protect Your Family from the Delta Variant

(Statepoint) Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people. “We are at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic. We have the vaccines and public health measures necessary to protect people and

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COVID-19 Boosters: What You Need to Know

By Annette Pinder Article Sources: FDA, CDC, and GetVaccineAnswers.org When will everyone be eligible to receive a third vaccine? Beginning September 20, individuals who received two mRNA vaccines will be able to receive a third dose eight months following their last vaccine. Accordingly, if you received your

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Ask the Univera Healthcare Expert: The Delta Variant

What is the COVID-19 Delta variant and how can I protect myself?   By Bailey Smith The COVID-19 Delta variant is more contagious than the original COVID-19 strain and can be spread by individuals who are fully vaccinated. Univera Healthcare Vice President of Medical Affairs for Commercial

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“Breakthrough” COVID-19 Disease In Only 17% of Fully Vaccinated Residents

With these encouraging data and 69.3% of eligible adults having at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, ECDOH will shift vaccine outreach to mobile and pop-up vaccine sites. The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is announcing the demobilization of its larger COVID-19 vaccination clinics at KeyBank

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I’m Young. Do I Really Need to Get Vaccinated? COVID-19 vaccine – Ask the Expert

Younger people who fall between the ages of 18 and 34 might wonder, “What’s the point of getting vaccinated?” After all, most cases of COVID-19 in younger people are not severe. And, since the vaccines were created so quickly and long-term studies do not exist, are there

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