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What You Need to Know About FLiRT, the Latest COVID Variants

Experts caution not to let down your guard just because winter is behind us

Four Years Later, Older Adults Still Impacted by COVID-19

The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is still felt — overwhelmingly by older Americans

5 Things to Know About the Updated COVID-19 Vaccines

Who’s eligible for shots, what they cost, when to get one and more

the covid vaccine in your state

The latest on how to get the vaccine.


How to Get Free COVID Tests in the Mail — Again

Beginning Sept. 25, each household can order another round of free tests from the government

Are COVID Treatments Still Free?

Uncle Sam is no longer footing the Paxlovid bill for everyone

FDA OKs Second COVID-19 Booster for 50+

Agency says fourth shot will improve protection against serious illness

You Tested Positive for COVID: Should You Take Paxlovid?

Studies show the prescription pill can be lifesaving for older adults, but it's not the only option

Understanding the ‘Pirola’ Covid Variant

Vaccines, tests and treatments for the BA.2.86 strain

How Long Can an N95 Mask Be Worn Before Replacing It?

These respirators can be highly effective against COVID — as long as you use and reuse them correctly

The Latest COVID News and Updates

Vaccination, taking Paxlovid may decrease long COVID risk

Does One-Way Masking Protect You Against COVID?

Universal masking is best, but one-way masking still protects the wearer from coronavirus

Video Spotlight

Why Do I Need the New COVID Vaccine Booster?

Here's what you need to know about the new booster

Meet the Scientist Behind a Game-Changing Vaccine

She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

4 COVID Vaccine and Mask Myths Debunked

Infectious diseases expert breaks down falsehoods

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Returning to Work

10 Ways to Get Ready to Go Back to the Office

These tips will help you prepare

10 Things You May Miss About Working From Home

Comfy clothes, no commuting may be missed

How To Beat Return-To-Work Sticker Shock

Consumers face reminder of office-related expenses

Caregiving for a Loved One More Caregiving News

Surging Cases and Deaths in Nursing Homes

With a winter spike looming, booster rates lag

10 COVID-19 Questions to Ask a Nursing Home

Guidance for caregivers during the pandemic

COVID-19 Deaths Climb in Nursing Homes

Lagging boosters have led to an increase


Travel Safety

COVID Travel Concerns Are Declining

The 2023 AARP Travel Trends survey found that travelers are more concerned about cost and inflation

COVID-19 Vaccine Card No Longer Needed

Major pharmacy chains say it’s not needed to get updated vaccine

Packing for a Cruise in the COVID Era

12 tips to prepare for a safe and enjoyable maritime voyage


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