A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/ns5Nn7nlbyY
Summer is coming to a close, which means it’s the perfect time to take stock of your health and set yourself up for success the rest of the year.
The FDA has recently changed their guidelines regarding Covid at-home tests, now advising people to take three tests, instead of the previously recommended two tests. The agency issued the update just ahead of the back-to-school season – an attempt to reduce the risk of infection being missed and to help people from unknowingly spreading the virus.
But COVID isn’t the only thing on people’s minds. With fall approaching, cold and flu season isn’t far behind. This time of year can create confusion for people who may not be able to tell the difference between COVID symptoms and cold/flu symptoms.
There are also concerns about the spread of Monkeypox and the re-emergence of Polio.
During a nationwide media tour on September 15th, Dr. Emily Volk – President of the College of American Pathologists discussed:
· Changing FDA guidelines around COVID testing and what you need to know
· Navigating flu shots and COVID boosters
· Tips for knowing the difference between COVID symptoms and cold/flu symptoms
· Additional insights on recent health concerns such as Monkeypox and Polio
For more information, visit CDC.GOV or FDA.GOV