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Deer Creek Reservoir...
Alex Cabrero

State parks expecting another record visitation year, hiring more workers

It didn't matter how cold or snowy it was at Deer Creek State Park Friday afternoon. Nothing was going to stop Leonard Sawyer from taking his boat out to do a little fishing.
3 months ago
child in doctor's office...
Mike Anderson

Flu, COVID cases expected to rise in Utah

The number of COVID-19 diagnoses continues to stay above what we saw over the summer but now some doctors are starting to see early signs of the flu as well.
8 months ago
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (KSL TV)...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Have an expired COVID-19 test? It might still be good to use, as cases rise in Utah

Doctor's offices and health departments are waiting on the approval of a new COVID-19 vaccine booster, which is on the cusp of distribution while new cases begin to rise in Utah.
9 months ago
This photo provided by Pfizer in September 2023 shows single-dose vials of the company's updated CO...
Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer

US approves updated COVID vaccines to rev up protection this fall

U.S. regulators have approved updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, shots aimed at revving up protection this fall and winter.
9 months ago
Covid shot...
Amanda Musa, CNN

Flu, RSV vaccines available ahead of fall virus season

With the fall respiratory virus season just around the corner, major US pharmacy chains have begun rolling out flu and RSV vaccine appointments.
10 months ago
A general view of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta...
Brenda Goodman, CNN

CDC set to stop tracking community levels for Covid-19

As the nation's public health emergency expires on May 11, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will stop reporting its color-coded Covid-19 Community Levels as a way to track the spread of the infection.
1 year ago
Flu COVID test...
Jen Christensen, CNN

FDA authorizes first at-home test for flu, Covid-19

If you've got a fever and a cough, you don't necessarily have to go to the doctor anymore to find out if it's the flu or COVID-19.
1 year ago
2022 FLU SHOT...
Brenda Goodman, CNN

2022 Flu vaccine appears to be a very good match, CDC says

(CNN) — This year’s flu shot appears to be “a very good match” to the circulating strains, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a news briefing Monday. However, she noted that flu vaccinations are lagging behind the pace of previous years. Through the end of October, CDC data showed […]
1 year ago
Evusheld...
Elizabeth Cohen and Naomi Thomas, CNN

COVID-19 medicine for immunocompromised patients is losing effectiveness

Judy Salins considers herself a smart, empowered patient, but until this week, she had no idea that the medicine she takes to defend herself against Covid-19 isn't protecting her as well as it used to.
2 years ago
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 09: A pharmacist prepares to administer  COVID-19 vaccine booster sho...
Jed Boal

University Health recommends getting omicron booster and flu shot now

The CDC approved the COVID-19 bivalent boosters that target the most recent omicron variants on September 1. Since then, tens of thousands of Utahns have rolled up their sleeves.
2 years ago
Only 50% of Utans are vaccinated and cases are surging because of the Omicron variant BA.5. FILE PH...
Jed Boal

BA.5 variant driving new surge of Utah COVID-19 cases

President Joe Biden’s positive Covid case Thursday was a sober reminder that Utah is not done fending off COVID-19 in many communities.
2 years ago
Fauci positive for COVID-19...
CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer

Fauci tests positive for virus, has mild COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America's pandemic response through two White House administrations, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
2 years ago
The lawn of Timpanogos Regional Hospital was adorned with flags to honor the lives lost to COVID-19...
Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Hospital ceremony honors survivors, healthcare heroes as U.S. hits one million COVID-19 deaths

The lawn of Timpanogos Regional Hospital was adorned with flags to honor the lives lost to COVID-19, those who survived it, and the caregivers and healthcare workers who cared for the sick.
2 years ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah moves into ‘steady state’ of pandemic, many testing options are going away

Several major changes are coming for COVID-19 testing in Utah starting Friday, April 1. 
2 years ago
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ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

AP source: Pfizer seeking OK for 4th COVID dose for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer is expected to request authorization this week for an additional COVID-19 booster dose for seniors, according to a person familiar with the matter. It would add a fourth dose to the regimen — currently, a primary series of two shots, followed months later by a booster dose — in an […]
2 years ago
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (KSL TV)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah to downgrade from COVID-19 ’emergency response’

Governor Spencer Cox says it is time to transition from an emergency response to COVID-19 to what he’s calling a "steady state" response.  
2 years ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

COVID-19 long-hauler clinic still trying to figure out why symptoms linger

Seven months ago, University of Utah Health opened a COVID-19 Long-Hauler Clinic to care for patients, and to learn why symptoms of the virus persist for some patients. 
2 years ago
State-run COVID-19 test sites like this one in Midvale are not using rapid tests until further noti...
Dan Rascon, KSL TV

State-run COVID-19 test sites stop rapid testing due to alarming number of false-negative results

If you are trying to get a COVID-19 rapid test don’t head to a state-run location. Starting on Monday all rapid antigen tests were put on hold due to an alarming number of false-negative results. 
2 years ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Some parents ready to vaccinate their kids younger than 5

Parents who are eager to get their kids under five years old vaccinated for COVID-19 may be able to plan that shot by the end of the month. Meantime, the omicron surge appears to be changing some minds about vaccination. 
2 years ago
FILE: People line up in their cars as members of the Utah National Guard give COVID-19 swab tests a...
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Two new mass COVID-19 testing sites open in Utah

Two new COVID-19 testing sites opened Monday in parts of Utah where omicron is spreading fast.
2 years ago
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MAE ANDERSON Associated Press

COVID-19 booster drive is faltering in the US

The COVID-19 booster drive in the U.S. is losing steam, worrying health experts who have pleaded with Americans to get an extra shot to shore up their protection against the highly contagious omicron variant.
2 years ago
Bella Staker, age 6, got type 1 diabetes a few days after contracting COVID-19. (KSL TV)...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

CDC study: Diabetes may be more likely for some kids recovering from COVID-19  

There's a worrisome trend among some kids recovering from COVID-19. Kids who've had the virus appear to have an increased risk of getting both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  
2 years ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

U Hospital staff ‘moving mountains’ to beat back omicron surge 

Unlike other parts of the country, the surge in omicron cases has not peaked yet in Utah. According to a top doctor at University of Utah Hospital, the facility was full, and staffing was thin but caregivers remained determined in their mission. 
2 years ago
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Associated Press

Navajo Nation: All government workers must have booster shot

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has signed an executive order requiring all government workers on the tribe’s vast reservation to have a booster shot.
2 years ago

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