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Department of Health Makes an Additional One Million Free COVID-19 Tests Available to State Resident
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) announced it has procured one million Flowflex® COVID-19 Antigen home tests.
Today, CDC is endorsing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to expand eligibility of booster doses to those 12 to 15 years old. CDC now recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.
Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Additional Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19 in Certain Adults
The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for Merck’s molnupiravir for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in certain adults.
First COVID-19 OmicronVariant Case Detected in South Dakota
Today, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the first oral antiviral for treatment of COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms or about 88 pounds).