With the Omicron variant on the rise and ongoing changes in public health guidance as the science evolves, it is not surprising that there are many questions about what to do to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In this episode of the Schaffner Report, William Schaffner, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), talks with NFID Executive Director & CEO Marla Dalton, CAE, about the latest guidance around COVID-19 vaccine booster doses, masks, quarantines, and testing, as well as the rationale behind the recommendations.
Masking and vaccination are fundamental to helping control the spread of Omicron and other COVID-19 variants. It is important to wear a mask and wear it appropriately, covering both the mouth and the nose …
William Schaffner, MD, NFID Medical Director
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COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are now recommended for everyone age 12 years and older in the US. COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time as other recommended vaccines, including influenza (flu) vaccines.
Information about COVID-19 vaccines is changing rapidly. View the latest information on COVID-19 vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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