Thursday, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration evaluated the evidence that Moderna boosters should be offered, too -- and on Friday, they’ll tackle the same question for those who got Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.
AstraZeneca, the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker that developed one of the first COVID-19 vaccines, has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize the emergency use of an antibody treatment to prevent the disease.
At Livonia Branch Library, there is a children’s section filled with books, most donated by Livonia High School English Teacher, Ms. Lucy Boley. Today, her family is reading one of her favorites I Love You Forever.
President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots to get the added protection a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the doses for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans.
The Louisiana Department of Health is now operating 13 community-based monoclonal antibody therapy (mAb) treatment sites, including one in Baton Rouge, and is on track to open one additional site on Saturday.
Efforts are underway to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in local schools. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted to require staff to show their vaccine status and get tested weekly for the virus.
The decision by the FDA to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has drawn even more attention to the conversation. With its approval, what authority do public schools in Louisiana have when it comes to mandates?
Baton Rouge General (BRG) will open a Specialty Infusion Center later this week to administer monoclonal antibodies to COVID-19 patients who fit the criteria. Located in the Center for Health on BRG’s Bluebonnet campus, the center’s 15 infusion bays will allow for up to 80 infusions per day. Staffing will be provided with help from the Louisiana Department of Health.