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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Hospice & Palliative Care Will Require COVID Vaccines

Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo has announced that all staff will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in two phases over time. Hospice has strongly encouraged vaccination for employees with over an 80% vaccination rate. This policy has now been revised as the more transmissible SARS-CoV-2

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Vaccines at the Doctor’s Office are Encouraged

by Annette Pinder Knowing patients look to their trusted physicians for guidance concerning their health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Medical Association, Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and the WNY COVID Working Group are urging primary care providers to administer COVID-19 vaccines to

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Erie County Introduces “Vax Visit” Service

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is introducing a service where a “Vax Visit” team will go to any individual’s residence to administer COVID-19 vaccine. Any Erie County resident can call the Erie County COVID-19 Information Line at (716) 858-2929 to schedule a Vax Visit. This

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Every ‘variant of concern’ has now been detected in Erie County

UB scientists doing genomic sequencing on coronavirus say every variant has been detected. Locally and nationwide, the number of COVID-19 cases is plummeting and the predominant message seems to be that the worst of the pandemic may be behind us. Yet while vaccinated individuals are enjoying returning

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Inside the Largest and Fastest COVID-19 Vaccine Operation

By plane, boat, and foot, 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines are making their way to some of the most remote corners of the globe as part of the largest and fastest vaccine operation in history. To help ensure an equitable global vaccine distribution and end the pandemic as

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Will Expand to Youth Ages 12-15 in Erie County

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) will begin providing COVID-19 vaccine to youth ages 12-15 at its scheduled Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics. This follows the recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department

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Medical student who survived COVID-19 talks to Buffalo youth about vaccines

Nadia Vazquez, a 26-year old University at Buffalo medical student, is a survivor of COVID-19. She wants people her age to know they could get infected just as she did. That’s why she is telling her story at two virtual meetings geared toward teens and younger adults.

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