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¿Es normal tener dolor en la axila o en el pecho después de la vacuna COVID-19?

Clinical Symptoms Posts en Español Vaccines

R: Es muy posible y normal, específicamente en el lado en el que recibió la vacuna. En todo su cuerpo, cientos de ganglios linfáticos funcionan para filtrar su líquido linfático. Cuando su cuerpo está generando una respuesta inmune, después de una infección o una vacuna, estos pueden inflamarse con líquido. Los ganglios linfáticos se encuentran

How long do I need between my flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccination?

Vaccines

Q: Serena from Australia asks: “In Australia it’s time for our flu vax. How long do I need between this and COVID-19 vaccination?” A: Ideally, there would be 14 days before or after getting the COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccine. However, there may be situations where a shorter interval between would be ok. Folks

Will the vaccines prevent Long Covid?

Vaccines

A: Likely! There is good biological reason to think so, but like many things we lack hard data. Many followers have asked this great question in recent weeks. Clinical trials have shown the vaccines are AMAZING at preventing serious disease and death. But what about those mild infections after a vaccine, could they still lead

How do we overcome mistrust in the vaccines, especially with Black Americans?

Social and Racial Justice Vaccines

A: As many as half of Black Americans have expressed reluctance to take the COVID-19 vaccines (1), which some attribute to the enduring legacy of the egregious Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Reticence to take the coronavirus vaccine is complicated. Listening and understanding history is critical. Contrary to many peoples’ understanding of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Black

We now have a third, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccines

We have GREAT news! We now have a third, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met this weekend to review and make recommendations on the this vaccine. Janssen is a pharmaceutical company owned by

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.

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