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Fourth Vaccine Dose May Up COVID-19 Immunity in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Fourth dose of mRNA vaccine increased antispike IgG titers in some kidney transplant recipients with weak serologic response after three doses

Recommendations Updated for Recombinant Zoster Vaccine

Two doses of RZV recommended for adults 19 years and older who are immunocompromised due to disease or therapy

Prophylactic Antibiotics Not Needed Before Invasive Dental Procedures

No evidence of temporal association seen between invasive dental procedure and late prosthetic joint infection

Suicide Attempts Increased Among U.S. Adults From 2008 to 2019

But authors say use of mental health services is not increasing among those who attempt suicide

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in mAb Treatment for COVID-19

Monoclonal antibody treatment used infrequently among all racial, ethnic groups; Hispanics received mAbs less often than non-Hispanics

BNT162b2 Vaccine Effective Against Severe COVID-19 in Adolescents

Two doses highly effective against COVID-19-related hospitalization and critical illness for those aged 12 to 18 years

Biden Plans to Send 400 Million N95 Masks to Americans for Free

Move follows updated mask guidance issued by the CDC late last week

FDA Approves Rinvoq for Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

Approval indicated for those 12 years and older with atopic dermatitis that has not responded to previous treatment

COVID-19 Cases Surge Again in U.S. Nursing Homes

During the week ending Jan. 9, U.S. nursing homes reported more than 32,000 cases and 645 deaths among their residents

COVAX Program Has Now Sent 1 Billion Vaccines to Poorer Nations

Thirty-six of the organization's 194 member countries have still only vaccinated 10 percent of their populations