The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine was authorized yesterday to be given to children, ages 5 through 11. This is a long awaited and highly anticipated approval, as children under the age of 12 have not previously been able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Parents have had to make many difficult decisions over the past 20 months, from home-schooling and canceling activities to wearing masks and getting … Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine approval for ages 5-11: what parents need to know
Updated 8/24/2021: The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has received full FDA approval for ages 16 and older. According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE), there have been more than 331,000 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) reported through the end of July 2021, with more than 5,200 cases reported during the last seven days of July. Kansas has reported over 5,300 COVID-19 related deaths since … Continue reading Should FDA approvals hinder you from getting your COVID-19 vaccine?
Earlier this year, the third SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine was authorized to prevent and decrease the serious health impact and death associated with this devastating disease. For those of us who have been waiting for our turn to get a vaccine, this comes as welcome news. The speed that these vaccines have been developed and the urgency of approval can lead to concerns about their true … Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine: myth vs. fact
As 2021 gets underway, both federal and state legislative and regulatory changes are expected to modify health plan benefits for Kansans. Below, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Sunee Mickle provides an update on how a few of these changes may affect our members. As the largest health insurer in Kansas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of … Continue reading 2021 legislative update on Kansas health insurance laws