COVID-19: Vaccine Watch

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Paul Nelson

Researchers believe ‘omicron’ variant will be in Utah, sooner or later

SALT LAKE CITY – Health officials in Utah say they’re keeping a close eye on the new COVID variant (omicron variant) coming out of South Africa, but how worried should we be in the Beehive State?  Researchers say it’s likely going to come to Utah, the real question is “when?” Omicron variant Officials with the […]
4 hours ago
SHORELINE, WA - NOVEMBER 03: A firefighter prepares pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19...
MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF NPR

Studies find evidence of ‘Superhuman’ immunity to COVID-19

In an article released by NPR, some scientists are reporting “superhuman immunity” present in defending against COVID-19. This is also known as “hybrid immunity.” The article explains that scientists have discovered that certain individuals are able to produce an extremely powerful immune response against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. These individuals produce very high […]
17 days ago
Pfizer COVID-19 pill...
MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

Pfizer says COVID-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90%

Pfizer says its experimental pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% among patients with mild-to-moderate infections. The company announced Friday it will soon ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and international regulators to authorize its pill, which is taken twice a day for five days.
22 days ago
utah covid children...
Paul Nelson

Doctors report more COVID-19, and MIS-C cases in Utah kids

In Utah, children between the ages of five and 11 make up 20% of new COVID-19 cases, and 120 kids have another illness, MIS-C.
28 days ago
FILE  - In this undated file image provided by Merck & Co. shows their new antiviral medication...
The Associated Press

Merck agrees to let other drug makers produce its COVID pill

Merck's COVID-19 treatment is the first pill with demonstrated effectiveness. Millions of people in poorer countries could gain access to the drug.
1 month ago
Council of Governors...
Lindsay Aerts

Governor Spencer Cox says decision to vaccinate should be left up to businesses

Governor Cox wants to businesses to decide for themselves if COVID-19 vaccines should be required.
2 months ago
smell...
Curt Gresseth

Did Covid break your nose? Doc talks about relearning how to smell

You have lost your sense of smell to COVID-19. Now what? A doctor says it is possible to retrain your brain to recover the sense of smell, and the best thing is you can do it from home.
2 months ago
monoclonal antibodies study...
Paul Nelson

Monoclonal antibodies study in Utah shows promise against COVID-19

The monoclonal antibodies study found a 57% reduction in hospitalization rates if administered within seven days of symptoms.
4 months ago
masks back on...
Paul Nelson

Doctors urge Utahns to consider putting masks back on

Doctors in Utah are urging the public to put masks back on to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the state hit over 800 new cases Wednesday.
4 months ago
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Saige Miller

Utah surpasses 800 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, UDOH urges residents to get vaccinated

SALT LAKE CITY– More than 800 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, as the Utah Department of Health reports the majority of virus-related hospitalizations are among unvaccinated residents.  “Nearly all COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are now among those who have chosen to not get vaccinated,” UDOH said in a statement.  The department reported […]
4 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Utah COVID-19 treatment study is in need of more volunteers

The University of Utah is teaming with Johns Hopkins University to study the best ways to treat the symptoms of COVID-19. 
4 months ago
Gov. Cox vaccine misinformation briefing...
Nick Wyatt

Gov. Cox rails against vaccine misinformation

Gov. Spencer Cox says politicians and cable news hosts discouraging the vaccine are literally killing people.
4 months ago
Governor Spencer Cox - Utah vaccination rates...
Saige Miller and Paul Nelson

‘We screwed up.’ Governor Cox retracts his Utah vaccination rates claim that 70% of eligible Utahns are vaccinated

Governor Cox celebrated 70% COVID-19 Utah vaccination rates. The state is retracting the statement due to a data reporting error. 
5 months ago
long haulers clinic...
Saige Miller

The first COVID-19 long haulers clinic opens in Utah

The University of Utah Health opened the first clinic in the state dedicated to treating COVID-19 long haulers symptoms.  
6 months ago
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PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press

Veterans return to Memorial Day traditions as pandemic eases

Veterans say wreath-laying ceremonies, barbecues and other familiar events are a welcome chance to reconnect with fellow service members.
6 months ago
Fauci COVID-19 response...
John Wojcik

Health leaders say COVID-19 focus shouldn’t be on herd immunity

Doctor Anthony Fauci says it’s time to stop fixating on ‘herd immunity’ and focus on administrating as many COVID-19 vaccines as possible.
6 months ago
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Ike Yospe

Get Vaxxed!

Para español, haga clic aquí Get Vaxxed! Don’t miss a free vaccination clinic on Thursday May 20 from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., hosted by Nomi Health.  To make it more convenient for you, on Thursday May 20th Nomi has extended their clinic hours and dropped the need to make an appointment beforehand! Nomi is […]
6 months ago
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS UTAH STUDENTS...
Amanda Dickson

Will COVID-19 vaccinations be required for Utah students?

Will the COVID-19 vaccine ever be added to the list of required vaccinations for Utah students? It's a question the whole nation wants an answer to.
7 months ago
Pfizer Vaccine Adolescents...
Dan Bammes

Pfizer vaccine administered to adolescents by rural health department

Tri-County Health Department in Vernal was already planning a clinic for adolescents and adults with the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday when the CDC gave a green light to start administering.
7 months ago
Provo School year Plan...
Dan Bammes

Provo City School District announced their plan for upcoming school year

The Provo City School Distric announced their plan for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year Tuesday following the board's meeting. 
7 months ago
vaccine side effects...
Dan Bammes

Vaccine side effects after COVID-19 shot are common but mostly mild

Vaccine side effects which are serious, including a severe allergic reaction, happen in fewer than five cases per million.
7 months ago
third dose...
Saige Miller

Pfizer CEO: 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 12 months

Pfizer is anticipating people will need a third vaccine dose within a year of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves.
8 months ago
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Lindsay Aerts

Summit County offering a Pfizer vaccine clinic for teenagers

The Summit County Health Department is holding a Covid-19 vaccine clinic for teenagers in the county, offering only the Pfizer vaccine.
8 months ago
salt lake county health director gary edwards does not think mask mandate is needed again yet...
Paul Nelson

Why Salt Lake County health official wants you to mask up, without a mandate

If the Salt Lake County Health Department wants people to keep wearing masks, why isn’t Director Gary Edwards recommending a mask mandate? 
8 months ago

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