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US Extends Expiration Dates for J&J Vaccines by 6 Weeks

US Extends Expiration Dates for J&J Vaccines by 6 Weeks

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Jun 11, 2021

Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks.

Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access, HIV Advocates Say

Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access, HIV Advocates Say

HIV/AIDS | By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Jun 11, 2021

Gilead announced in April it will change how much it reimburses through that assistance program. For pharmacies that contract with certain safety-net clinics, the change means less reimbursement cash to pass along to the clinics.

US Urges World to Ensure HIV Services for LGBTQ Community

US Urges World to Ensure HIV Services for LGBTQ Community

HIV/AIDS | By Edith M. Lederer | Jun 11, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the world's nations Thursday to ensure equal access to HIV services to those most at risk of getting AIDS -- the LGBTQ community, drug users, sex workers, racial and ethnic minorities and women and girls.

WHO Warns Delta Variant Taking Hold in Europe

WHO Warns Delta Variant Taking Hold in Europe

HEALTH | Jun 10, 2021

The World Health Organization's Europe director warned that the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first identified in India is "poised to take hold in the region."

Washington's 'Joints for Jabs' Vaccine Program Falling Flat

Washington's 'Joints for Jabs' Vaccine Program Falling Flat

HEALTH | By Gene Johnson | Jun 10, 2021

It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington's new "joints for jabs" program is off to a rough start.

Why Do Some People Get Side Effects After COVID Vaccines?

Why Do Some People Get Side Effects After COVID Vaccines?

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Jun 10, 2021

The immune system has two main arms, and the first kicks in as soon as the body detects a foreign intruder. White blood cells swarm to the site, prompting inflammation that's responsible for chills, soreness, fatigue and other side effects.

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