vaccines

I’m an Infectious Disease Doctor. Yes, I’m Vaccinating Our 5-Year-Old Against Covid-19. Here Is Why You Should Too.

The risk of children getting very sick or dying with Covid-19 is low, but the relative risk of severe outcomes and death that kids face when they acquire Covid-19 is extremely high

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Is COVID-19 Here to Stay? A Team of Biologists Explains What It Means for a Virus to Become Endemic

Pandemic viruses may gradually settle into a relatively stable rate of occurrence, maintaining a constant pool of infected hosts capable of spreading the virus to others

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Unvaccinated? Don’t Count on Leaving Your Family Death Benefits

Workers who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19 may face financial repercussions — and the financial fallout might follow workers beyond the grave

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An Infectious Disease Expert Explains New Federal Rules on ‘Mix-and-Match’ Vaccine Booster Shots

Understanding how the immune system works can help bring clarity to the reasons some people could benefit from the authorized shots

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HealthyWomen Is a Proud Convener on the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project (CVEEP)

CVEEP is a group of 200+ organizations focused on convening a dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders on the importance of the clinical trials process, regulatory review and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

Policy

Yes, We Should Be Keeping the Healthier Hand-Washing Habits We Developed at the Start of the Pandemic

Lather up! Washing your hands is an easy and effective way to reduce the spread of illness.

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How Many Lives Have Coronavirus Vaccines Saved? We Used State Data on Deaths and Vaccination Rates to Find Out

Clinical trials demonstrate how effective vaccines are individually, but the real world shows how effective they are at a population level.

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15 Minutes With Phyllis Greenberger

Women's health pioneer Phyllis Greenberger's 30-year career was recently honored with the 2021 Perennial Hero Award. We sat down with her to hear more about her impressive accomplishments.

Expert Perspectives

Vaccination Against Covid-19 Supports a Healthy Pregnancy by Protecting Both Mother and Child – an Immunologist Explains the Maternal Immune Response

Research during the pandemic has shown that mothers infected with Covid-19 during pregnancy are twice as likely to require ICU care for their newborns, or to lose their children shortly after birth

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Related Articles

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Covid has also killed Native American, Black and Hispanic people at disproportionately high rates

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Who Qualifies for a Covid Booster? The List Is Growing Longer

Those who can line up first for a Covid booster include Americans age 65 and older, younger people who have underlying health conditions and nursing home residents

Prevention & Screenings

Can Healthy People Who Eat Right and Exercise Skip the Covid-19 Vaccine? A Research Scientist and Fitness Enthusiast Explains Why the Answer Is No

Eating right can favorably impact the immune system, but nutrition alone will not defend against a potentially life-threatening virus

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