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Local health authority encouraging the public to take Covid precautions during holiday weekend

Posted 5:11 PM 7/1/2022 by Cassandra Garcia

As we head into the 4th of July holiday weekend, local doctors are reminding the public that Covid is not gone.

The number of positive cases in hospitals throughout Hidalgo County hit record highs for the first time in months. On Friday, the county reported 996 new cases and 127 (More)

6/24/2022

Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost omicron protection

Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost omicron protection

Posted 8:56 AM 6/25/2022 by LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall.

The vaccines currently used in the U.S. still offer strong protection (More)

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