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Any news on COVID-19 vaccine trials for kids?

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A: Yes! Pfizer just announced Thursday that it has officially launched its phase 1 trial testing their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 6 months-11 years. Two twin 9-year old girls received their first dose on Wednesday! Let’s hear it for the next generation of the #nerdygirlnation! The goals of the trial are to: ✅ Identify

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In this live Q&A, Dr. Jennifer Beam Dowd and Dr. Lindsey Leininger will be tackling questions about vaccines, kids and outdoor play, safety of swimming lessons, and more. ➡️ Welcome, Intros, and Chit Chat (0:20-1:50) ➡️ Vaccines Updates – for pregnant people, kids, and the AZ vaccine trial kerfuffle (1:51-5:09) Related Link ➡️ Announcements (5:13-7:01)

How might vaccinated adults with unvaccinated kids think about getting together with other families?

Families Socializing Vaccines

A: Spring and Summer 2021 will continue to require caution, but have far more hope and opportunity than Winter 2021. (PHEW!) Remember your SMART precautions (Space, Masks, Air, Restricted Networks, and Time). When possible, choose less risky options. Gatherings with unvaccinated people, children included, create opportunities for SARS-CoV-2 to spread. We need to continue to

What the heck is a fomite?

Staying Safe

A. TL; DR: The term fomite refers to a contaminated surface or object (e.g., serving spoon, door knob) that allows for the transmission of an infectious agent. The good news is that fomite transmission is not common for the virus that causes COVID-19. The Nerdy Girls love words! Let’s take a dive into the origin

What is going on with the results from the United States AstraZeneca trial?

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A: Despite a *strange* communication week, the new trial results show that the Oxford/Astrazeneca is safe and effective. GOOD NEWS! TL:DR: AstraZeneca’s first results this week were based on data collected in the U.S. through a pre-specified end date for interim analysis of February 17th. They continued to collect data beyond that date and have

Based on information gathered from Emily Oster’s recent article in The Atlantic, can I consider it safe for children to travel and have unmasked/indoor playdates, especially looking ahead to summer?

Families Staying Safe Vaccines

A: No. Dr. Oster’s article did not suggest that it’s safe for children to have unmasked playdates and return to 100% normal life this summer. As science journalist Tara Haelle put it, “it’s fine for your unvaccinated kids to go on a road trip and hug their vaccinated grandmas. It’s just not okay to pretend

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre los anticuerpos que se generan después de haber contraído COVID-19 versus los anticuerpos que se generan después de vacunarse?

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R: La diferencia radica en que los anticuerpos que se forman después de una infección reconocen diferentes partes del virus mientras que los anticuerpos que se forman después de la vacunación reconocen específicamente la proteína de pico. Algunas pruebas de anticuerpos no detectan la presencia de anticuerpos contra la proteína de pico, sino más bien