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Booster shots OK’d for all vaccine brands, and they can be mixed

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health on Friday said that vaccine provided can begin giving booster shots for all three brands of vaccines, and that the brands can be mixed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week said OK to booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine received the authorization last month. Following the FDA recommendations, …

Delaware expects to get Johnson & Johnson vaccine as early as March 5.

Delaware tells vaccine providers to give booster doses to those eligible

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

  The Delaware Division of Public Health on Friday told the state’s vaccine providers they can begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to those eligible under new CDC guidelines. Those who should get booster shots include: People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings. People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, which include but are not …

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New COVID-19 cases continue climb as Delta variant spreads

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

Many libraries say they are out of the Abbott at-home COVID-19 test kits that they were giving away this week.   Delaware’s new COVID-19 cases continue to climb, with an average of 147 new cases on Thursday, That’s up from 20 new cases a day on June 20, the low point before the Delta variant began to prey on the …

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Delaware will spend $100 million opioid windfall on treatment, prevention

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s share of the opiod settlement will flow into the state over 17 years. Photo by Tanya Nova/Pexels   Most of the $100 million Delaware is getting in an opioid lawsuit settlement will be spent on treatment and prevention of drug abuse. Attorney General Kathleen Jennings talked Thursday in a press conference about how the state will deal with its …