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Vaccine Finder – Best, easiest way to find a Covid vaccine near me Editor's Pick

The Covid vaccine finder from vaccines.gov is the best, easiest way to find a vaccine site near me. Just put in your zip code, and choose which types of vaccine you want – Pfizer, Moderna, and/or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J).  Names and locations of pharmacies, hospitals and other providers will come up. The site tells you whether they have the vaccine in stock or not. CVS, Walgreens, your local pharmacy, and many other providers are included. First dose, second dose and boosters. Authorized by the CDC. This might be the best website government ever created. Editor’s Pick. Another choice is to text your Zip Code to 438829, but the 3 pharmacy sites they list for you might be out of stock. The website gives consumers much more information and lists more Covid vaccine sites. Another option is to call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations on COVID-19 Vaccines (MMWR)

Read the updated Recommendations on COVID-19 vaccines, from CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Recommendations are published in the MMWR. Includes the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Provides guidance on boosters. While the MMWR is geared to medical professionals, much of it is understandable to the general public. The recommendations explain what meetings, experts and evidence were involved in ACIP’s work. Updates from 2021 and 2022 are posted. Recommendations will be updated as more information and clinical evidence become available.

CDC COVID-19 Vaccines Administered: Percent Vaccinated

CDC reports the numbers and percent receiving Covid-19 vaccinations as of May 16, 2022. CDC reports 78% of the total population have received at least one dose; 66% fully vaccinated. So far, 258 million people have gotten at least one shot; 221M people are reported as fully vaccinated. Of the adult population ages 18 and up, 76% are fully vaccinated, and 89% have had at least one shot. It is not changing much. About half of those age 18+ who are eligible for a booster dose have received it.

Clinical Trials for Coronavirus, NIH Editor's Pick

Find the latest update on clinical trials for vaccines and drugs that might be able to treat COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus. This official site is from NIH (National Institutes of Health) National Library of Medicine. As of October 21, 2021, an amazing number of studies – over 6,800 – were listed. Of those, 1,710 studies have been completed (including 333 in the US); another 372 have been terminated, suspended or withdrawn. Almost 3,100 studies were recruiting or enrolling subjects by invitation; 750 were recruiting or enrolling in the US. The speed since the pandemic was declared March 11, 2020 is impressive. A recent search for COVID vaccine showed over 960 studies, 214 of which were in the United States. Short summaries available for each study may give an idea of how long the study will continue, and show if it was completed (with or without results posted). While the number is shrinking, there are still 11 hydroxychloroquine studies actively recruiting or enrolling participants in the US; 17 such studies were completed.

Covid Act Now Model and State Trends – Georgetown, Stanford

A model by Covid Act Now, supported by Georgetown and Stanford universities, provides trends on daily cases per 100,000, infection rates (how fast the COVID infection is spreading), the positive test rate, and the percent of people who are vaccinated. In each state, there are likely some county-specific data to help understand the direction of their forecast. Easy to read. One major omission is the percent of population boosted (and double-boosted).

FDA Updates on Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

The FDA, the federal Food and Drug Agency, provides updates on COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus. The FDA regulates lab testing, drugs requiring approval, medical devices (like N95s and other personal protective equipment PPE) and vaccines. They post regular updates, sometimes multiple times per day. In addition, the FDA has listed a few of the likely many fraudulent products with claims to prevent, treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure coronavirus disease.

Vaccines for COVID-19 – MedlinePlus

Find information on vaccines for COVID-19, from MedlinePlus. This ad-free website stays up to date on available vaccines. Learn about vaccine safety. As vaccines receive full approval or emergency use authorization(EUA), this site reports it. It also reports on booster shots for Covid. Good site. However, the site does not report on the number of people vaccinated in each state.

What Does “Up To Date” Mean for your Covid-19 Vaccination?

What does “up to date” mean regarding your Covid-19 vaccination status? According to the CDC:

  • You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible

It still takes about 2 weeks for each dose to give protection from the antibodies being made. Updated May 6, 2022.

Which Countries Have the Highest Vaccination Rates for Covid-19?

Which countries have the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates? See this chart and tracking tool by Johns Hopkins showing vaccination rates by country. As of May 5, 2022, the US ranks 63rd in the world for greatest percentage of population that is fully vaccinated. The US has reached 67% (between Sri Lanka and Mongolia). The best performing countries are UAE and Malta. For reference, Canada’s vaccination rate is 82%.

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Axios-Ipsos Weekly Views about Coronavirus (August 2021 update)

Axios-Ipsos weekly poll (Wave 51) conducted Aug. 13-16, 2021, finds the perception of risks of in-person gatherings having increased since the end of July. Now, 52% perceive such gatherings as a large or moderate risk, compared to 46% in the July 30-Aug. 2 poll.

Mask-wearing has increased somewhat, with 63% report wearing a mask all or sometimes when leaving their home, compared to 57% in the prior survey wave. A majority support both employee vaccination requirements, and mask wearing in both public places and in schools. Levels of concern about coronavirus did not change significantly.

Trust in both the federal government and the CDC have slipped. While higher than pre-election 2020 levels, trust in the federal government declined from its peak in May 2021. Now, only 39% have a great deal or fair amount of confidence that the federal government provides accurate information about coronavirus or COVID19. Confidence in the CDC continued its decline from the beginning of the pandemic and its peak in trust in March of 2020. It is now at 62%.

The latest Coronavirus Index poll is Wave 51 of near-weekly surveys conducted by Axios-Ipsos. The current poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.2 percentage points.

COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor Survey: Sept. 2021 (KFF) Editor's Pick

A new survey finds 12% of people will “definitely not” get the COVID-19 vaccine, even if required. Vaccine Monitor Survey was conducted by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) September 13-22, 2021. Among those who have been recently vaccinated, the top reasons to get the shot were: “Someone they know got seriously ill or died” from Covid; they “wanted to participate in certain activities that required vaccination”; they had concerns about local hospitals and ICUs filling up with Covid patients; and they saw an “increase in cases due to the Delta variant”. Vaccinated people had different explanations for the recent surge, citing people not taking enough precautions such as masks and social distancing, people refusing the vaccine, a more infectious Delta variant and lifting mask mandates and other restrictions too soon. A majority of unvaccinated people explained the surge as the vaccines not being as effective as expected in preventing the spread. As political divides continue to be studied, generally Democrats and Independents cited the same top 4 reasons for the surge as vaccinated people did. Surprisingly, however, 55% of Republicans said the major reason for high case numbers was immigrants and tourists bringing COVID-10 into the U.S. None of the other 4 factors were seen by a Republican majority as a major reason. The margin of error is +/- 3 points on the full sample.

How Much Does Medicare Pay for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

How much does Medicare pay for a Covid-19 vaccine shot?  About $40. Here are the rates as of Aug. 12, 2021, including additional (3rd) doses. From CMS.

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