Long Covid can be debilitating, even for healthy kids

Jessica Rosario loved watching her 15-year-old, Eliana, play flute with the rest of the marching band during Open Door Christian School football games. But after the homecoming game in 2021, she got an alarming call from the Ohio school's band director.

Racial/Ethnic Variation Seen in COVID-19 Vaccination Status in Children

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Racial/ethnic disparities are seen in COVID-19 vaccination coverage among children and adolescents, according to research published in the Jan. 6 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Increasing Staff Vaccination at Nursing Homes Cuts COVID-19 Infections

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Before the omicron wave, increasing vaccination for staff at U.S. nursing homes was associated with fewer COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents and fewer cases among staff, according to a study published online Dec. 29 in JAMA Network Open.

U.S. to Require Negative COVID Test For Chinese Visitor Entry

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) – All travelers flying from China to the United States will soon be required to produce a negative COVID test or show proof of recovery if they’ve had a recent COVID infection, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday.