Some parents have struggled with the question, “should my child get a COVID-19 vaccine?” since the vaccines were introduced and authorized for our little ones. We get it because many of us are parents as well.
On Friday, September 24th, 2021, the CDC announced their recommendation for a booster shot of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations as well as a booster dose for those individuals in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
FDA authorizes the third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to those who are immunocompromised.
According to the CDC, as of August 12, the FDA has modified the Emergency Use Authorizations (EAUs) for Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for the administration of an additional third dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines for teens and preteens are now authorized to help protect against the COVID-19 virus. All authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and help protect us from severe illness.
Life after vaccination: What do I do now?
So you’re fully vaccinated with one of the safe and effective COVID vaccines, but you still have questions about what to do now. We break it down for you with answers and guidance from the CDC.
Health equity and people of color, especially the black community, have been placed in the spotlight for many reasons recently, but even more now in regards to the COVID-19 vaccines that are being offered to us here in the United States. The U.S. health care system has historically failed the black community and communities of color. This is a major source of medical mistrust, which can be attributed by many to the Tuskegee syphilis study.
The flu vaccine is more important than ever in 2020.
We recommend getting your flu vaccine every year and 2020 is no different, but we are stressing it even more because of the similarities between the flu and COVID-19. We answer some of your most frequently asked questions about getting a flu shot.
The booster meningococcal meningitis vaccine (MenACWY) is a requirement for teens who are either 17 years old or who are entering their senior year of high school (12th grade) effective as of August 1st, 2020. The booster requirement protects against four types of bacteria, which are A, C, W, and Y.