FDA advisory committee recommends authorization of pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Today’s vote by the FDA’s independent advisory committee recommending emergency use authorization of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is a significant step...
Last updated: October 26, 2021

Designated Lane for COVID-19 Testing for Travelers Opens in St. George

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Following the success of the COVID-19 testing dedicated travelers lane experienced at the pilot location in Salt Lake City, where 1,424 travelers were tested since opening October...
Last updated: October 25, 2021

CDC approves booster doses for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today recommended the use of booster doses for people who were vaccinated with both the Moderna and...
Last updated: October 22, 2021

Suicides and Drug Overdoses Haven’t Increased in Utah During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Salt Lake City) – Despite observed increases in the number of suicides and drug overdoses in other states and overall nationally, new data released today by the Utah Department of...
Last updated: October 21, 2021

UDOH-sponsored COVID-19 testing sites for the week of October 18, 2021

The following testing sites are offered this week throughout Utah. All of these testing sites offer PCR, rapid antigen tests, and NP swab PCR tests. All of these testing sites...
Last updated: October 18, 2021

Exciting Changes Coming to Utah’s Adoption Law

A new law, effective November 1, 2021, allows Utah-born adoptees to now get a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate without having to go to court, if the birth...
Last updated: October 12, 2021

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