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  • Woman unpacking COVID-19 vaccines; vaccine hesitancy has become a real issue
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    Vaccine hesitancy is becoming a problem

    To reach the goalpost of a “return to normal,” experts estimate the United States will need roughly 70% of the population to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To reach this milestone, the issue of vaccine hesitancy will need to be dealt with. Meanwhile, millions of Americans are hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a […] More

  • Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine vs Pfizer
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    Here’s how many Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been given in the U.S. compared to Moderna and Pfizer

    The U.S. called for a pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on April 13, after multiple instances of blood clots cropped up following vaccinations. The U.S. has already vaccinated approximately 72 million citizens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is prompting questions about how many people have received the […] More

  • Man holding a COVID-19 vaccination card
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    What do you do if you’ve lost your vaccination card?

    Vaccination cards are an immensely important part of the vaccine rollout process. They keep track of which vaccine brand was received, when each shot was administered, and where you received it, along with personal information about the recipient. If you lose that 4-by-3-inch piece of paper, however, there’s no need to worry. There are plenty […] More

  • COVID-19 vaccine card with blue pen on top; should you laminate your vaccine card?
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    Should you laminate your vaccine card?

    As more and more people receive their COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine cards—proof of inoculation against the virus—have become increasingly important. Vaccine cards bear vital information, including which brand of vaccine a person received, and officials urge those who’ve received these cards to keep careful track of them. This is prompting people to begin laminating their vaccine […] More

  • Blue-gloved hands working with vaccines; eventually, the COVID and flu vaccines could be combined
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    Is it possible to combine the COVID and flu vaccines into one shot?

    Multiple pharmaceutical companies are exploring the possibility of combining the seasonal flu shot with the COVID-19 vaccine. Receiving multiple shots at once has several advantages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Namely, people seeking shots can schedule a single appointment, receive a single shot, and leave with several inoculations at once. The […] More

  • National guard soldiers sorting through the U.S. COVID vaccine surplus
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    Is the U.S. headed toward a vaccine surplus?

    A surprising but not unwelcome shift has begun occurring within the United States, as what was only months ago a shortage of vaccines has become a surplus. Vaccine production is still going strong, and soon the U.S. will have more doses of vaccine than arms to put them in.  So far in the pandemic, the […] More

  • Hand holding a covid vaccine passport
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    Will you need a vaccine passport to travel in 2021?

    The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the travel industry, canceling trips for people around the globe. After more than a year of canceled plans and postponed vacations, vaccinations are finally allowing people to resume their travel plans. Before they head off to their long-awaited destinations, however, people want to know if they will need a […] More

  • Dr. Deborah Birx, former president Trump, and Dr. Anthony Fauci during COVID briefing
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    Former Trump officials rip his coronavirus strategy, say it cost hundreds of thousands of lives

    Numerous former Donald Trump administration officials criticized the 45th president’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a series of televised interviews on March 28. Dr. Deborah Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator under Trump, indicated that hundreds of thousands of Americans may have died needlessly due to the administration’s response. Dr. Stephen Hahn, the former commissioner […] More

  • Small brown pet dog looking at camera - some pets have been affected by the COVID variant
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    Vets think the COVID variant may be far more dangerous for your pets

    Pets may be at heightened risk from the emerging variant strains of COVID-19.  It is not yet clear if the B.1.1.7 strain of the virus is more transmissible between humans and pets than the original strain of the coronavirus, but veterinarians have raised concerns over a sudden uptick in domesticated animals displaying signs of myocarditis. […] More

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