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Updated CDC Travel Advice for Fully Vaccinated People

Staying Safe Travel Vaccines

💥Friday news flash: CDC says fully vaccinated people can travel safely within the US, but encourages continued precautions including masking, distancing, and hand hygiene. ✈️Adding to the list of benefits the fully vaccinated can enjoy (like small unmasked indoor gatherings with other vaccinated folks), the CDC released new guidance on Friday acknowledging lower risk of

Is the sequence of the spike protein different between the different vaccines?

Vaccines

A: Yes! The AstraZeneca vaccine uses the wild-type protein sequence while the Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Novavax and Janssen include a slight modification to the sequence meant to stabilize the protein in the “prefusion” conformation. SARS-CoV-2 uses the spike protein to enter the human cell. The spike protein is like a key that the virus uses to

Pfizer vaccine reported safe and effective in kids ages 12-15!

Families Vaccines

The company will soon apply to extend their emergency use authorization for this age group in the U.S and other countries. In a press release earlier today, Pfizer and BioNTech announced results from their Phase 3 study of 2,260 adolescents ages 12-15. Key results: ➡️ There were 18 cases of COVID-19 in the trial….. ALL

¿La vacuna contra COVID-19 solo dura 90 días?

Posts en Español Vaccines

R: No. Realmente no hay razón para pensar que la protección de las vacunas desaparece después de 90 días. Sabemos que la vacuna durará más de 90 días, pero no sabemos por cuánto tiempo. Recientemente los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) en EE.UU. actualizaron su guía sobre la cuarentena después

Do I need the vaccine if I’ve already been infected with COVID-19?

Biology/Immunity Vaccines

Q: Do I need the vaccine if I’ve already been infected with COVID-19? Isn’t natural immunity better? A: Vaccines produce STRONGER and MORE CONSISTENT antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 than natural infection, meaning EVERYONE can benefit from the protection. 💥 Don’t give away your shot! As more people become eligible for the COVID-19, we’ve heard some

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

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Families Socializing Staying Safe Vaccines Videos

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