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The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 1991, most children have been getting vaccinated against hepatitis B, so most adults under 30 are not at risk for the liver disease.
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer documents about $16 billion in direct patient costs and $5 billion in lost time.
The AACR asks the CDC to recommend COVID-1i9 vaccine boosters for cancer caregivers as well as anyone who lives with someone with cancer.
Many people who received any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines are now eligible for an additional dose of their choice.
Recommendation includes people over 65, those with underlying medical conditions and those with occupational risk.
Nearly all cancer patients recovered from COVID-19, according to the Arkansas registry. The CDC rounds up other findings and concerns.
The committee voted against third shot for all adults, however, casting doubts on Biden’s booster plan.
Teens can receive the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccine.
Some say the announcement is based on weak evidence and could undercut vaccine confidence with no clear benefit in controlling the pandemic.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
But incidence rates continue to increase in women, children and adolescents and young adults, the Annual Report to the Nation finds.
Prolonged delays in cancer screening for low-income women during the pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 100% effective in a study of adolescents; trials for younger children are now underway.
The CDC and FDA confirmed that the vaccine is safe, and said the recent pause should be lifted for all groups.
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop in the United States, but a global pandemic cannot be defeated in one country.
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