Johnson & Johnson one-shot CoronaVirus vaccine authorized in the U.S. for people 18 and over

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for prevention of Covid-19. The EUA allows the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine to be distributed in the United States for in individuals that are 18 years or older.

Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advisory panel on Sunday recommended the Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and over. The recommendation came one day after the FDA authorization.

The vaccine is the third Covid-19 vaccine to become available in the U.S., and is also the first Covid-19 vaccine that requires only one shot.

Vidal Medical Concierge, a local concierge physician in Juno Beach, is monitoring and following closely such positive developments, and bringing such news to the attention of its patients.

“Patients are continuously inquiring about Covid-19, its complications and medicaments, and are interested in finding out more about the available vaccines”, says Dr. Yael Vidal, who takes care of many patients who seek a concierge physician in Jupiter or in nearby regions.

The recent developments are definitely positive, and increase the medical arsenal against Covid-19, which is good news to patients and residents who search for a concierge doctor in Palm Beach Gardens and often turn to Vidal Medical Concierge in the nearby Juno Beach for medical advice.

CDC says tight-fit masks or double masking with cloth and surgical masks increases protection.

Wearing any type of mask reduces the risk of infection with coronavirus; however, wearing a more tightly fitted surgical mask, or layering a cloth mask on top of a surgical mask, can vastly increase protections to the wearer and to others, reported the Center for Disease Control this week.

New research by the CDC indicates that transmission of Covid-19 can be reduced by up to 96.5 percent, if both the infected individual and the uninfected individual wear tightly fitted surgical masks or a cloth-and-surgical-mask combination.

At Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach, Florida, we monitor any new developments in this field of Covid-19. Dr. Yael Vidal, MD, is continuously updating her patients, who often seek a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter region, about the new developments related to CoronaVirus.

It is important to wear masks at these challenging times, explains Dr. Vidal to her patients who seek the help of a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens or the nearby areas.

CDC says, Fully vaccinated people can skip Covid-19 quarantines

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 may skip quarantine if they are exposed to someone infected with the virus.

As of now, Full Vaccinated means: having received Two Doses of the Moderna vaccine, or having received Two Doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.

The Medical Practice of Dr. Yael Vidal is continuously monitoring any new developments in the fight against COVID-19. As a concierge doctor in Jupiter area, Vidal Medical Concierge is updating its patients regarding any such interesting developments in this field. It is important for patients of a concierge physician in Jupiter to learn about these innovations, as it may directly contribute to their wellbeing.

Finding a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens can be difficult, but this is exactly where Vidal Concierge steps in and is glad to provide its patients the superb attention to detail of concierge medicine, located just around the corner, in sunny and beautiful Juno Beach.

FDA issues emergency use authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the first Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in the United States.

Millions of doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which has been found to be 95% effective, will be soon shipped around the country so vaccinations can begin within days.

At Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach, Florida and headed by Dr. Yael Vidal, we monitor closely the availability of the new Covid-19 vaccine to our patients. As a medical concierge physician for Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, we strive to serve our patients with the greatest possible level of care and professionalism. Contact us at Vidal Concierge if you are interested in a concierge doctor Jupiter or a concierge doctor Palm Beach Gardens.

FDA gives emergency-use approval to Eli Lilly COVID-19 Drug; Supplies Will Be Limited

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the thumbs-up to a drug designed to prevent people with mild to moderate COVID-19 from getting sicker.

The drug, a monoclonal antibody, will be available to people 65 or older or those with underlying health conditions. Supplies will be short, and distributing the medicine fairly will be a challenge.

The FDA is allowing the drug on the market under its emergency-use provision, which requires a lower standard of evidence than outright approval.

This antibody is made by Eli Lilly. President Trump got a similar medication made by Regeneron — but that product is still under review at the FDA.

At Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach and serving Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and the nearby areas, we continue to monitor the latest developments in treatments for COVID-19, and continue to advise the patients of Dr. Yael Vidal with regard to relevant new treatments.

CVS and Walgreens to help distribute Covid vaccines to nursing homes

The federal government has made a deal with retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens to help distribute coronavirus vaccine — once one or more gets authorized — to long-term care facilities like nursing homes.

The two drugstore chains are the best placed to send out mobile units to vaccinate seniors and other vulnerable people on site, said the deputy chief of staff for policy at the Health and Human Services Department.

Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach, Florida, monitors the most recent developments in this important field of Covid-19 vaccines and possible remedies. Dr. Yael Vidal leads Vidal Concierge, a leading concierge medicine practice serving also Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach. Vidal Medical Concierge is a leading Concierge Medicine for Jupiter residents and nearby residents as well.

Study shows first proof that a safer UV light effectively kills virus causing COVID-19

Researchers in Japan offer first proof that Ultraviolet C light with a 222 nm wavelength — which is safer to use around humans — effectively kills the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Other studies involving 222 nm UVC, also known as Far-UVC, have so far only looked at its potency in eradicating seasonal coronaviruses that are structurally similar to the SARS-CoV-2 but not on the COVID-19-causing virus itself.

At Vidal Medical Concierge of Juno Beach, FL, we continue to monitor the latest developments with regard to such new technologies. Yael Vidal MD is the lead physician of Vidal Concierge, and provides Concierge Medicine services to the residents of nearby Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and other areas.

Nine vaccine makers sign a joint safety pledge

Nine vaccine makers have signed a joint safety pledge in race for Covid-19 vaccine.

They commit to developing and testing potential vaccines for COVID-19 in accordance with high ethical standards and sound scientific principles.

The companies that signed the pledge include AstraZeneca, BioNTech, Moderna, Pfizer, Novavax, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck.

As a premiere provider of Concierge Medicine in the Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens vicinity, Dr. Yael Vidal monitors the latest updates and news regarding Covid-19 and the ongoing efforts to develop vaccines and remedies against it. Many patients of Vidal Medical Concierge are concerned about CoronoVirus, and we provide in-house testing for Covid-19 infection as well as for Covid-19 antibodies (which hint that a person had already been infected in the past). Do not hesitate to contact Yael Vidal MD at her Concierge Medical Practice in Juno Beach if you are considering to join a Concierge Medicine soon.

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.

Moderna Vaccine Produces Antibodies in Trial of Older People

Moderna Inc. presented new data from an early trial that provides the first evidence that its COVID-19 vaccine stimulates the immune systems of older people.

In a phase 1 trial, Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine produced “consistently high levels” of neutralizing antibodies (a key component of the body’s protective response) in older adults. Antibody levels in people over 55 years old were comparable to those seen in younger adults.

The findings are important because older adults often do respond as well to vaccines as younger adults.

Here at Vidal Medical Concierge, we continue to monitor closely the most-recent news about attempts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Headed by Dr. Yael Vidal, our Concierge Medicine practice in Juno Beach serves the residents of neighboring Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and nearby areas.

If you are considering to look for a “Concierge Doctor Near Me“, as many patients do these days, do not hesitate to contact Vidal Medical Concierge to introduce yourself to Yael Vidal, MD MBA, who is a Board-Certified internal medicine Concierge Physician.