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Pfizer to Seek OK for 3rd Vaccine Dose; Shots Still Protect

Pfizer to Seek OK for 3rd Vaccine Dose; Shots Still Protect

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 9
Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday that another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity and maybe help ward off the latest worrisome coronavirus mutant.

Do I Need to Take Precautions at Hotels if Vaccinated?

Do I Need to Take Precautions at Hotels if Vaccinated?

HEALTH | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 8
"Hotels are safe, but I think there are individual personal factors that may sway you one way or another," says Dr. Soniya Gandhi, associate chief medical officer at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid's Delta Variant

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid's Delta Variant

HEALTH | By Victoria Knight | Jul 7
Data released by Johnson & Johnson showed that the vaccine remains highly protective against the delta variant and immunity may be long-lasting.

COVID's Lingering Effects Can Put the Brakes on Elective Surgeries

COVID's Lingering Effects Can Put the Brakes on Elective Surgeries

HEALTH | By Michelle Andrews | Jun 28
As the number of people who have had COVID grows, medical experts are trying to determine when it's safe for them to have elective surgery.

What to Know About the Delta Variant

What to Know About the Delta Variant

HEALTH | By Aniruddha Ghosal | Jun 24
Viruses constantly mutate, and most changes aren't concerning. But there is a worry that some variants might evolve enough to be more contagious, cause more severe illness or evade the protection that vaccines provide.

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

NATIONAL | Jun 18
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain.

Can You Mix and Match COVID-19 Vaccines?

Can You Mix and Match COVID-19 Vaccines?

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | Jun 17
"Based on the basic principles of how vaccines work, we do think that the mix-and-match regimens are going to work," says Dr. Kate O'Brien, director of the World Health Organization's vaccine unit.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

NATIONAL | By Bernard J. Wolfson | Jun 16
Even if you are vaccinated, though, you don't need to change your behavior one iota if doing so makes you uncomfortable.

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

HEALTH | By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 14
Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico.

Why Do Some People Get Side Effects After COVID Vaccines?

Why Do Some People Get Side Effects After COVID Vaccines?

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Jun 10
The immune system has two main arms, and the first kicks in as soon as the body detects a foreign intruder. White blood cells swarm to the site, prompting inflammation that's responsible for chills, soreness, fatigue and other side effects.

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