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Does the COVID vaccine only last 90 days?!

Vaccines

A: No. There is really no reason to think that protection from the vaccines wears off after 90 days. We know the vaccines last longer than 90 days. But we don’t know how long. The CDC recently updated their guidance about quarantining after an exposure and included some changes for people who have been vaccinated.

Conoce a las “Nerdy Girls” – Dra. Lauren Hale

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En esta edición de la serie de “Conoce a las ‘Nerdy Girls’”, les presentamos a Dra. Lauren Hale, una de las “Nerdy Girls” que ha estado ayudando a Dear Pandemic (nuestra página en inglés) a escribir información sobre COVID que es práctica (y entretenida) desde el 13 de marzo del 2020. Los estudios de la

When do we expect pediatric vaccines to be available?

Families Vaccines

A: Best case estimate for availability of vaccines is still Fall 2021 for older kids (aged 12+ years) and late 2021 to early 2022 for younger kids (aged < 12 years). So far Pfizer and Moderna have started trials in kids (Pfizer trial including kids aged 12-15 years was fully enrolled in January and the

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Staying Safe Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines Videos

In this live Q&A, we’re teaming up with our science gal-pals at @Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist and @Your Local Epidemiologist for a special retrospective on science on Facebook over this past year. We’ll be talking about why we started doing this and why we keep on doing it, how it’s changed us, and laughing about some

How do I find a therapist?

Mental Health

Q: I am struggling with my mental health right now. Nothing I have tried has worked. I think I need a therapist. Where do I start? A: We have a few tips to help you get the help you may need. Many of us are going through this right now (up to 40% of Americans

How should I prepare for my COVID-19 shot?

Vaccines

A: When it’s finally your turn for the vaccine (yay!), there are a few simple things you can do to help everything go smoothly. Learn about the vaccine, know which arm you want your shot in, wear loose fitting clothing, drink plenty of water, and talk to your primary care clinician about any questions you

¿Cuándo pueden los adultos mayores completamente vacunados volver a ver a familiares y amigos?

Families Posts en Español Vaccines

R: El estatus de “Vacunación Completa” (2 dosis + 1-2 semanas) ofrece una capa adicional de protección, pero no es una solución milagrosa. Las vacunas existentes de COVID-19 reducen drásticamente el riesgo de infección severa y de muerte. Aún no está claro en qué medida las vacunas reducen la infección o transmisión asintomática. Las estrategias

What’s the news on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

Vaccines

A: The news is GOOD!! TL;DR: The single-shot vaccine provides strong protection against COVID-19 severe disease and death, and requires only normal refrigeration. Johnson & Johnson is a “viral vector” vaccine, in which a non-replicating adenovirus (a cause of common cold) is used as a delivery service for instructions to create the coronavirus spike protein.