Can you get flu and COVID-19 booster injections at the same time?

As flu season gets underway, some Marylanders are wondering if they should get the flu shot and the new COVID-19 booster shot at the same time.|| COVID-19 updates | Maryland’s Latest Figures | Get tested | Vaccine Information ||The Maryland Hospital Association encourages anyone eligible to get the COVID-19 booster shot as soon as possible. … Read more

COVID is still deadly, but the demographics of its victims are shifting

Editor’s Note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and advice in Medscape’s Information center about the coronavirus. While California is in a third year of pandemic, Covid-19 continues to pose a serious death threat. But the number of people who die — and the demographics of those who become victims — have changed significantly since the … Read more

It’s time to talk about back-to-school vaccinations

Most clinicians – especially pediatricians and public health officials – recognize that routine childhood vaccinations have significantly controlled many serious illnesses that were routine in the US until several decades ago. Measles may be the only exception to those advances; because it is so contagious, there have been no outbreaks in the US until 2019. … Read more

Influenza and COVID-19 collide in Australia

Editor’s Note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and advice in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s an unusual 2022 flu season in the Southern Hemisphere. Early weekly spikes in lab-confirmed cases and flu-like illness exceed the 5-year average, according to the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care. At the same time, confirmed cases of COVID-19 … Read more