Side effects and booster shot schedule, state COVID metrics – NBC Chicago

What are the most common side effects of COVID booster shots and how should you plan your timing to get one?

The experts weighed in.

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today:

Chicago’s top doctor breaks down common side effects of new bivalent COVID boosters

As many Americans begin to be inoculated with the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters, aimed at combating both the new strain and the omicron variant, many wonder if the side effects might be any different at all.

Chicago’s top doctor discussed the recalls during a Facebook Live chat on Tuesday and expressed some optimism about the severity of the side effects.

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How to Perfectly Time Your New Omicron-Specific COVID Booster

If you’re not one of the 7.6 million Americans who have already received the updated omicron-specific Covid booster, you may still be debating a key question: When should I get it?

Experts say most people should get the new booster as soon as possible, especially before late fall and winter when cases are expected to spike. Last year, cases began to rise in November as cold, dry weather facilitated the spread of the virus. They soared through the end of the year, peaking around mid-January.

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No county in Illinois has achieved “high” COVID community level status for the first time in months, data shows

In a sign of progress in the fight against COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Public Health has revealed that none of Illinois’ 102 counties are listed at the “high” community level for the first time in more than four months.

Every week since mid-May, at least one county had been ranked at “high” status, the third of three rankings defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC has previously implemented community-level guidelines, which rank counties as “low,” “medium,” or “high” status based on new admissions, number of occupied inpatient beds, and current level of new cases per 100,000 people.

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Weekly COVID cases in Illinois hit level not seen in months

Illinois health officials reported 10,945 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week, along with 64 additional deaths.

The measures mark a dramatic drop in COVID cases, becoming the lowest weekly case count since April 8. In another positive step, no county was listed below the “high” community level for the first time since mid-May, although experts continued to urge residents not to “let their guard down”.

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These are some of the most common and least common COVID symptoms in 2022

With cold and flu season approaching as temperatures drop, and experts are watching for a potential further increase in COVID cases. many might wonder what exactly is behind their symptoms.

Some of the most common symptoms of COVID, especially in 2022 so far, overlap with several conditions, including colds and flu.

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Should I still quarantine if I have COVID or flu symptoms?

As seasons change and temperatures continue to drop, health experts expect COVID-19 and flu cases to rise in the coming months as more activity moves outside. interior.

Although notable increases in COVID-19 and flu cases have yet to be seen, many are wondering what their course of action should be if they start experiencing symptoms, especially without knowing what disease they might be from. reached.

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Is vertigo a post-COVID symptom? Here’s why some may experience it after an infection

As temperatures continue to cool, health experts predict an increase in flu and COVID-19 cases in the coming months as more activity moves indoors.

While many people are recovering from COVID or have recently recovered from COVID, some are wondering what symptoms may persist and if new ones may potentially develop.

During a Facebook Live session on Tuesday, Chicago’s top doctor, Allison Arwady, answered a question regarding vertigo, a symptom that has been reported in some while recovering from COVID.

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Do the new bivalent COVID boosters have more side effects? Top Doc Answers

Do the new bivalent COVID boosters have more side effects?

Chicago’s top doctor answered that question during a Facebook Live on Tuesday — and his answer was no. In fact, it may even be the opposite.

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COVID Variant Tracker shows BA.4.6, BF.7 on the rise as BA.5 cases slowly decline

The BA.5 omicron subvariant still accounts for more than 4 in 5 COVID cases in the United States, but two new subvariants have continued to gain traction in recent weeks.

According to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the BA.5 omicron subvariant is still responsible for 83.1% of COVID cases in the United States as of Tuesday.

While this makes it by far the most dominant variant of the virus currently circulating in the United States, it also represents a continuing decrease in that dominance as two more omicron subvariants emerge.

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Updated CDC guidelines on hospital masking may not be what you think, as Top Doc explains

Is masking still mandatory in hospitals? Dr. Allison Arwady, director of the Chicago Department of Public Health, details the latest guidance from the CDC.

The news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had changed its masking guidelines for health care settings made headlines this week, but how exactly did that change?

Chicago’s top doctor says the answer is more complex than many realize.

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Signs of COVID vs. flu: Chicago’s top doctor says there’s only one way to tell the difference

As temperatures steadily cool and the start of flu season is fast approaching, health experts predict an increase in flu and COVID-19 cases.

Although flu season hasn’t “started in a serious way yet,” according to Chicago’s top doctor, Allison Arwady, health experts are warning residents of flu and COVID-19 symptoms while encouraging vaccination for both.

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Struggling to get Moderna’s new COVID booster shot? Here’s why and when that might change

After reports of shortages involving Moderna’s updated COVID-19 recall, additional doses have started arriving in pharmacies nationwide, with more expected soon.

The Food and Drug Administration said last week it had cleared the release of 10 additional shipments, each containing millions of bivalent booster doses of Moderna. The CDC approved updated versions of booster shots from Pfizer and Moderna on Sept. 1, and pharmacies and other vaccination sites began administering the new shots around Labor Day weekend.

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Chicago’s top doctor is waiting to get the new COVID booster shot, but says not everyone should

With COVID cases expected to rise again in early fall, health officials are widely encouraging those who are eligible to receive the newly updated “bivalent” booster as soon as possible.

Containing half the original vaccine recipe and half the protection against the latest versions of omicron, the boosters would offer better protection than those previously administered. As the winter months approach, Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, advised residents not to wait when it comes to getting vaccinated and getting vaccinated.

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Where to get an updated COVID reminder, eligibility, possible side effects and more

For the vast majority of the pandemic, until early September, COVID-19 vaccines targeted the original coronavirus strain, even as wildly different mutants emerged. Vaccines have continued to show effective protection, even against different strains, and now experts are hoping that new vaccines can go even further and provide additional protection.

Known as “bivalent” vaccines, the updated doses contain half the original vaccine recipe and half the protection against the latest versions of omicron, BA.4 and BA.5.

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