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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COVID-19 Vaccination: Are You Eager or Hesitant?

COVID-19 Vaccination: Are You Eager or Hesitant?

A vaccination against COVID-19 has been long-awaited and eagerly anticipated by many, especially medical professionals on the front lines. Now that it’s here, though, it’s pretty clear that not everyone is eager to get it. One vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech’s product) obtained emergency use authorization (EUA)  last week. Another (Moderna’s product) may obtain EUA yet this week. Shipments of vaccine started arriving in hospitals over the weekend, and frontline healthcare workers are

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Stay up-to-date on Vaccines during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stay up-to-date on Vaccines during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Vaccinations are a routine part of preventative healthcare. Vaccinations decrease the chances that we’ll contract infectious diseases, or that we’ll suffer critical illness if we do. We’re all hoping for a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19, and there are lots of researchers working hard on that. But it’s likely to be quite some time before there’s one available and in widespread distribution. In the meantime, we still have all

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