This illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

FDA & CDC: Pause Johnson & Johnson Vaccines During Investigation of Rare Blood Clotting Disorder in Brain in 6 Recipients

The FDA and CDC on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 recommended a pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six United States recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine developed a rare […]

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Flu Vaccines Offered at NCH Immediate Care Centers In Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, And Schaumburg

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is now offering flu vaccines for only $25 at its Immediate Care Centers in Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect and Schaumburg. NCH’s Occupational Health Services also is scheduling flu vaccines […]