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Will my kids get any protection if they wear a mask, but most other kids are not wearing one?

Families/Kids Masks

A: Yes. A well-fitted mask can provide good protection for the wearer (though two-sided masking remains most effective). We know that plans to drop mask mandates in many schools have many parents of unvaccinated children on edge, especially with the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant. While we encourage parents to communicate concerns they

Is the HPV vaccine safe?

Families/Kids Health & Wellness Vaccines

A: Yes! HPV vaccines have been shown to be very safe and effective! Though side effects can occur, they are typically mild and don’t cause any lasting problems. HPV vaccination reduces the risk of HPV infection, genital warts, cervical pre-cancers, and even cervical cancer! Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a super common virus that is the

Update on RSV Infections

Families/Kids Health & Wellness

RSV (respiratory syncytial virus infection) is one of the dozens of viruses that can cause “the common cold.” But it’s one to watch out for: it’s highly contagious and unlike some of the other common cold causes, RSV can turn dangerous. Preemies, infants, young children; people with immune, lung, or heart disease; and older adults

CDC Updated Guidance on Schools

Families/Kids School

We know that school re-opening is already on the minds of many followers. Kids under 12 are not yet eligible for vaccination (nor under 18s in the UK). We’re planning much more school discussion to come, but a quick take on the CDC’s updated guidance on schools from Prof. Joseph Allen: Pros: 1. places primacy

BIG Thank You to All School Nurses!

Families/Kids Women in STEM

Sending a BIG thank you to all the school nurses for everything they have done to keep students safe through an unpredictable school year. School nurses are a vital link between education and health for students. As health providers with expertise in school-age children, they are responsible for preventative measures and daily health management of

What is the risk of teens developing myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination?

Families/Kids Vaccines

A: Rare cases of myocarditis have been reported after mRNA vaccines, particularly in young men. Reported cases have been mild and treatable. 👉🏽TL;DR: Cases of myocarditis have been reported following COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, particularly in younger men. All of these people recovered quickly after treatment. A definitive link between COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and myocarditis is