Tag: immunocompromised

New Zealand Father Banned From Contacting His Children Until He Gets Vaccinated

A New Zealand father has been banned from having contact with his three children until the whole family is vaccinated, a family court judge has ruled. The judgement, made on February 10 by Justice Anthony Grieg, noted that the middle child, aged 11, was “at risk of serious illness/hospitalisation/death in the event that he catches…


Families of 12 Immunocompromised Virginia Children Can Ask Schools to Require Masks: Judge

A federal judge in Virginia on March 23 sided with the families of immunocompromised children who had asked that the schools their children attend require face masks to be worn. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are the parents of twelve children who suffer from disabilities that they say would put them at significant health risk if they were…


Immunocompromised People Should Take Precautions With Pets

Q: I have a compromised immune system, and I want to adopt a cat. What do I need to know about protecting my health? A: Many people are immunocompromised because of physiologic factors like pregnancy or extremes of age, metabolic conditions such as diabetes, infectious diseases like HIV, or treatment with immunosuppressant drugs for autoimmune…


Italy Recommends Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised

MILAN—Italy’s health ministry has recommended that people with a severely compromised immune system receive a fourth mRNA vaccine shot against COVID-19, provided that at least 120 days have passed from their previous booster, it said on Sunday. The special commissioner appointed by the government for the COVID-19 emergency will set the date for the recommendation…


People With Weak Immune Systems Should Get Four COVID-19 Shots Within Months: CDC

People with weakened immune systems are now advised to get four shots of a COVID-19 vaccine in a time period that may be as short as 140 days. The updated recommendation from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised get a primary series of Moderna or…


People With Weak Immune Systems Should Get 4 COVID-19 Shots Within Months: CDC

People with weakened immune systems are now advised to get four shots of a COVID-19 vaccine in a time period that may be as short as 140 days. The updated recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised get a primary series of Moderna…