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Local infants and toddlers may soon be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Local infants and toddlers may soon be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Local infants and young children may be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week.  

FDA advisers endorse 1st COVID-19 shots for kids under 5

FDA advisers endorse 1st COVID-19 shots for kids under 5

The first COVID-19 shots for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the U.S. have moved a step closer.

VDH updates guidance on COVID-19 isolation, quarantine

VDH updates guidance on COVID-19 isolation, quarantine

The guidance aims to assist people who may have been exposed to the Virus or those who have tested positive for it.

Many baby formula plants weren't inspected because of COVID

Many baby formula plants weren't inspected because of COVID

U.S. regulators have historically inspected baby formula plants at least once a year, but they did not inspect any of the three biggest manufacturers in 2020.

COVID cases down again per UVA Health briefing

COVID cases down again per UVA Health briefing

There are 17 COVID patients in its care, of whom 14 are acute cases and only two are pediatric cases.

U.S. lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

U.S. lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international air travelers to the U.S. take a COVID-19 test within a day before boarding their flights.

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

The World Health Organization is recommending in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is required into whether a lab accident may be to blame for the COVID-19 pandemic.

UVA doctor doing well after contracting COVID-19

UVA doctor doing well after contracting COVID-19

Dr. Bill Petri, an infectious disease expert, has recently come back from isolating himself.

Community transmission levels fluctuating in Albemarle County

Community transmission levels fluctuating in Albemarle County

Local doctors believe that larger and more frequent social gatherings without masks are what is affecting the transmission levels.

White House: 1st shots for kids under 5 possible by June 21

White House: 1st shots for kids under 5 possible by June 21

The Biden administration says children under 5 may be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination doses as soon as June 21, if federal regulators authorize shots for the age group as expected.

Gridlock could delay COVID funds until fall -- or longer

Gridlock could delay COVID funds until fall -- or longer

The Biden administration foresees unnecessary deaths if lawmakers don't approve billions of dollars more to brace for the pandemic's next wave.

Albemarle County jumps into CDC's high community transmission level

Albemarle County jumps into CDC's high community transmission level

COVID-19 cases are rising on both coasts and are quickly spreading towards the center of the country. Local doctors are saying the recent holiday weekend did not help.

UVA Health watching spike in COVID cases

UVA Health watching spike in COVID cases

The University of Virginia Health System hosted a briefing Thursday to talk about the most up-to-date COVID-19 statistics for the region.

Long COVID affects more older adults; shots don't prevent it

Long COVID affects more older adults; shots don't prevent it

Research in U.S. veterans provides fresh evidence that long COVID-19 can happen even after breakthrough infections following vaccination.

Pfizer seeking approval for COVID-19 vaccine for youngest age group

Pfizer seeking approval for COVID-19 vaccine for youngest age group

Pfizer submitted trial data to the FDA this week, seeking approval for a vaccine for children who are between six months and five years of age.

Visitation suspended at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

Visitation suspended at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

There are currently 76 cases of COVID-19 among the inmates at the facility.

Opponents of federal vaccine mandate seek rehearing

Opponents of federal vaccine mandate seek rehearing

A federal appeals court is being asked to reconsider its decision allowing the Biden administration to require that federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19.

What's next for COVID-19 vaccines for youngest U.S. children

What's next for COVID-19 vaccines for youngest U.S. children

Pfizer said Monday that three doses of its vaccine offers strong protection to those under 5.

UVA Health continuing to see more COVID cases

UVA Health continuing to see more COVID cases

There are currently 33 people hospitalized for the virus.

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

A federal judge in Louisiana is refusing to end pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border.

Public memorial to honor those lost during COVID-19 pandemic

Public memorial to honor those lost during COVID-19 pandemic

The memorial will be held May 24 at the Amphitheater at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

U.S. regulators have authorized a COVID-19 vaccine booster for healthy children ages 5 to 11.

After months-long COVID-19 battle, veteran discharged from UVA Health

After months-long COVID-19 battle, veteran discharged from UVA Health

After spending eight months in the hospital with COVID-19, Jim Stewart is heading home, and it's nothing short of a miracle.

UVA Health seeing uptick in COVID cases

UVA Health seeing uptick in COVID cases

This week, it has 24 people hospitalized with COVID, double from last week.

Drug tested at UVA gets FDA approval, is second treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Drug tested at UVA gets FDA approval, is second treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Baricitinib is normally used for people who have rheumatoid arthritis, suppressing the body's immune response.