The top news stories in primary care today.
Costco is partnering with online marketplace Sesame to offer members-only telehealth appointments for $29 in all 50 states. Other services offered include lab work and a follow up with a doctor for $72. To keep costs low insurance will not be accepted.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched their new “Wild to Mild” vaccine campaign last week. Ads depict large and small animal, such as a mouse and an elephant, with the saying “a flu vaccine can take the flu from wild to mild.” "The intent of the Wild to Mild campaign is to reset public expectations around what a flu vaccine can do in the event that it does not entirely prevent illness," the CDC said in a press release.
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that 18 million U.S. adults had long COVID in 2022. Nearly twice as many women than men reported long COVID. Overall, Hispanic adults were most likely to have long COVID.