Pfizer plans to manufacture up to 100 million doses of Omicron-specific vaccine by spring

Pfizer is racing ahead with plans to manufacture to 100 million doses of a new Omicron-specific version of its coronavirus vaccine.

Pfizer also is testing hybrid combinations of vaccine to target multiple coronavirus forms, as well as larger doses.

Pfizer says Omicron-specific vaccine will be ready in March 2022

Pfizer said the vaccine will also target the other variants that are circulating; and that it is still not clear whether or not an Omicron vaccine is needed or how it would be used, but Pfizer will have some doses ready since some countries want it ready as soon as possible.

At the medical practice of Vidal Concierge, located in Juno Beach of sunny Florida, we monitor closely these developments as we advise patients who seek a concierge doctor in Jupiter or nearby areas.

According to Dr. Yael Vidal, who leads this practice, many residents of the area who search for a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens are asking for advice with regard to Covid-related questions or inquiries. The concierge medicine services are tailored to their needs.

People who live in this region, and desire a concierge internist in Palm Beach or Jupiter, often address their medical needs to Dr. Yael Vidal of Vidal Concierge.

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FDA approves eye drops that can replace reading glasses for millions

A new FDA-approved eye drop hitting can change the lives of millions of Americans having age-related blurred near vision, a condition affecting mostly people 40 and older.

Vuity, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October, would potentially replace reading glasses for some of the approximately 128 million Americans who have trouble seeing close-up. The new medicine takes effect in about 15 minutes, with one drop on each eye providing sharper vision for a period of 6 to 10 hours.

Vuity is the first FDA-approved eye drop to treat age-related blurry near vision, also known as presbyopia. The prescription drug utilizes the eye’s natural ability to reduce its pupil size, explains Dr. George Waring, the principal investigator for the trial. “Reducing the pupil size expands the depth of field or the depth of focus, and that allows you to focus at different ranges naturally.”

Dr. Yael Vidal of Vidal Medical Concierge has updated her clients, who seek a Concierge Physician in Palm Beach Gardens, with regard to this exciting development. The potential of this particular type of eye drops to help people in need sounds promising.

Furthermore, Vidal Concierge in Juno Beach regularly advises to its patients, particularly those who search for a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter or in Juno beach, with regard to their medical conditions. This important update can be relevant to many such patients and people.

Additionally, explained Doctor Yael Vidal, a concierge doctor who is a Board Certified Physician and typically helps patients and local residents who need a Concierge Internist in Palm Beach area, this interesting development may be relevant to the particular age group mentioned above.

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Environmental factors are significant contributors to heart disease

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death around the world. The mitigation of CVDs has typically focused on making individual lifestyle changes. However, some environmental factors — such as pollution and climate change — also significantly contribute to a person’s risk of developing CVDs.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CVDs are the leading cause of death globally. CVDs affect the blood vessels and heart; they increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, which account for 4 out of every 5 deaths due to CVDs.

A new research explains that environmental factors typically increase the risk of CVDs by increasing stress hormone signaling, oxidative stress, and inflammation. The researchers identified four key environmental factors that contribute to CVDs: Air pollution, Noise pollution, Light pollution, and Climate change.

At the medical concierge office of Dr Yael Vidal, located in Juno Beach, Florida, emphasis is put on explaining the importance of such risk factors to patients who search for a concierge doctor in Palm Beach Gardens or the nearby areas.

In fact, Dr. Vidal often discusses with her patients, including people who search for concierge physician in Jupiter or Tequesta, to take into account health risks that derive from smoking and drinking alcohol, and to attempt to adopt a healthy or healthier lifestyle in order to support their well-being.

At the Vidal Concierge office in South Florida, patients who seek a local concierge doctor for women in Palm Beach or Jupiter often ask Dr. Yael Vidal for her medical input with regard to such environmental risk factors.

Environmental Factors are important!

Pfizer says Covid vaccine is 100 percent effective in children ages 12 to 15

More than 2,200 young teenagers were enrolled in the Pfizer vaccine trial in the U.S. About half got the real shots, while the others got placebo shots. Pfizer said 18 cases of Covid-19 were reported among the teenagers who got the placebo, compared with none in those who got the real vaccine.

The company plans to request emergency use authorization for 12- to 15-year-olds in the coming weeks. The vaccine, given in two doses three weeks apart, is already cleared for emergency use in people ages 16 and up.

Patients in Palm Beach County, including those who are interested in Concierge Doctor in Jupiter, often inquire with Dr. Yael Vidal regarding updates in this important medical field. Indeed, Vidal Medical Concierge is a leading provider of concierge medicine services to the residents of the area who seek a Concierge Physician in Palm Beach Gardens or nearby regions.

Dr. Vidal often explains to her patients the latest research findings that are emerge in this important topic, and ensure that they are up to date with information. Patients who live in the county, and particularly those who need a concierge internist in Juno Beach or nearby, often choose Vidal Concierge for their medical needs. Keeping up to date with recent developments is extremely important to patients.

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CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers. These groups are more likely to be exposed to the virus because of their occupations.

The study checked the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections among 3,950 study participants in six states.

Following the second dose of vaccine (the recommended number of doses), the risk of infection was reduced by 90 percent two or more weeks after vaccination.

Following a single dose of either vaccine, the participants’ risk of infection was reduced by 80 percent two or more weeks after vaccination.

Dr. Yael Vidal, who leads and manages Vidal Medical Concierge in Juno Beach, explained this to patients who seek a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter or nearby areas. Patients continue to inquire about such data, as the pandemic of Covid-19 continues to spread on a daily basis and continues to infect residents of Palm Beach County as well as other regions in Florida and the nation.

The effectiveness of vaccines is an important piece of information that many patients, who search for a Concierge Physician in Palm Beach Gardens or in West Palm Beach, request to know.

Dr. Vidal explained to her patients, who often request the advice of Concierge Medicine in Palm Beach, the importance of getting vaccinated and the effectiveness of such vaccines.

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CDC advises states to prepare to distribute Covid-19 vaccines in “late October”

Interesting news this week, as the CDC has notified public health officials around the United States to prepare to distribute a potential CoronaVirus vaccine as soon as “late October”. The CDC has also provided planning scenarios to help states prepare, and used the terms “Vaccine A” and “Vaccine B” in its communications.

Apparently, the CDC has hinted that the COVID-19 vaccines supply “may be constrained”; and has further advised the states on who should get vaccinated first, namely, healthcare professionals, essential workers, national security “populations” and long-term care facility residents and staff.

At the Concierge Physician practice of Vidal Medical Concierge, we monitor the developing updates about COVID-19 and associates risks, as well as the Covid-19 vaccinations being developed and the CoronaVirus cure and medicines that are also being developed. Dr. Yael Vidal of Juno Beach and Jupiter is an experienced Internal Medicine physician, providing high-quality Concierge Medicine care to her patients. Do not forget to check out her website, at www.VidalConcierge.com, for more information.

New Blog – Vidal Medical Concierge – Yael Vidal, MD MBA

Welcome to the blog of Vidal Medical Concierge and Yael Vidal, MD MBA. We are a Concierge Medicine practice located in Juno Beach, Florida, and serving patients in Jupiter, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and other areas of Palm Beach County. If you are considering an experienced internal medicine physician as your concierge doctor, then you have definitely come to the right place. Dr. Yael Vidal is a Board-Certified internist, who strives to provide excellent quality of care to her patients. Please visit the website of Vidal Medical Concierge at VidalConcierge.com.