“Unvaccinated people accounted for the overwhelming majority of deaths in the United States throughout much of the coronavirus pandemic,” Fenit Nirappil and Dan Keating write over at The Washington Post. “But that has changed in recent months, according to a Washington Post analysis of state and federal data. The pandemic’s toll is no longer falling almost […]
Vaccinations have dropped sharply among people visiting our Covid vaccine van in Queens — and we find ourselves both surprised and not surprised in light of the new BA.2 variant of the Covid virus. We have been tracking the surge in the new Covid variant in Queens Village in New York City by various measures […]
“An unvaccinated elementary schoolteacher infected with the highly contagious Delta variant spread the virus to half of the students in a classroom, seeding an outbreak that eventually infected 26 people, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Sabrina Imbler and Emily Anthes write for The New York Times. “The […]
Third shots of the Covid vaccine are now being broadly recommended for people who are immunocompromised. But like a lot of the rest of the vaccine rollout, the change in policy has been a little rocky. The prospect of a third shot has been discussed for quite some time for immunocompromised people. Scientists noticed that […]
As the flu season approaches, flu shots are on many people’s minds. Of course I’ll be getting a shot, but when should I get it? Should I get more than one? Where should I go? We asked the experts. Coronavirus is still running rampant in the U.S. and resources are still stretched thin fighting it; […]
SUMMARY: How much does a flu shot cost? We’ve heard prices from $14.99 to $70. And what does the supplier pay for the vaccine? Depends on the provider, but anywhere from about $8 to $18 for an adult dose.
Where can I get vaccinated? Does insurance cover vaccinations? How much does an out-of-pocket vaccination cost? As of September 2010, the Health Care Reform Law requires insurance companies to cover certain preventive treatments, including general vaccinations, although in reality there are many “yes, but….” subtleties and some “grandfathered” insurance plans are exempt from this law. […]
“If you’re looking for a flu shot, you can walk into a Walgreens or CVS or Rite Aid in any state and get one from a pharmacist. For the vaccine against the blistering skin condition shingles, however, you can go to a drugstore in San Francisco but not in Sioux Falls, S.D. And for the […]