COVID-19 vaccines – What We Know About Side Effects and Safety.

COVID-19 vaccines – What We Know About Side Effects and Safety.

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations is picking up speed. Many more people are eligible to be vaccinated now compared to a week or two ago. (You may not be able to get an appointment yet, but hopefully that will get easier soon.) In our recent article about COVID-19 vaccines, we described what mRNA vaccines are, how they work, and how effective they are. But concerns about safety may still have you

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COVID-19 Vaccines — Starting 2021 on a Hopeful Note

COVID-19 Vaccines — Starting 2021 on a Hopeful Note

Who would have thought that a needle in the arm could bring such a huge smile to so many faces? As a pharmacist immunizer, I was blessed to be one of the first healthcare workers at St Joseph Mercy hospital in Chelsea to be vaccinated in late December. My second dose is on the calendar for later this month. I’m happy to be able to immunize other folks, too, and

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Seven ways your pharmacist can help you through these challenging times

  Note: This article was co-written by Betty Chaffee and Alan Tanabe. Greetings everyone! With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation remaining dynamic and dominating the news, we are all experiencing changes in our daily lives. Some of us have been instructed to work at home. Others may continue to go to work, but may have concerns about exposure to illness.  Classes have been canceled in schools, which may create challenges regarding

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Community Pharmacies and the COVID-19 Crisis

Community Pharmacies and the COVID-19 Crisis

Yep, we’re “socially distancing” ourselves to slow the spread of COVID-19. No trips to the fitness center, no worship services at churches, no school for children, teens, or young adults. Can’t go out for dinner, or enjoy a community event. Many of us are even working from home.  There are plenty of people who are still required to go out in public, though. Grocery stores, some retail stores, hospitals, doctor’s

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