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Why childhood vaccination matters: A parent’s guide to kids and the COVID-19 vaccine

If you’re a parent like me, you likely have the COVID-19 vaccine on your mind. With approval of the vaccines expected to come soon for children ages 12-15, many parents have questions as they anxiously anticipate getting their kids vaccinated. I can’t wait for my daughter to turn 12 years old in July, as I’m …

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Fully vaccinated? Here’s how to travel safely in the U.S.

After so much time at home, it’s no surprise that many of us are now itching to travel. Whether you’re planning a postponed vacation, visiting loved ones or simply looking for a change from your WFH scenery, travel is at the top of many post-pandemic bucket lists. For those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, …

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How to communicate clearly while masking up

Amid COVID-19, phrases like “I can’t hear you!” and “I’m sorry, what did you say?” have become common ones. For both people with normal hearing and hearing loss, face masks and physical distancing can cause communication difficulties. Since communication is important for social interaction and our mental health, let’s talk about some tips and strategies …

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Gym safety: How to exercise safely during COVID-19

Exercise for each and every one of us is important — and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic is equally, if not more, important. No matter what type of exercise is right for you, it’s a way to not only keep your body moving, but also give your mind a break for the sake of your mental health.  The caveat? …

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Understanding the different COVID-19 vaccines

Update: On April 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended pausing the administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine due to a rare and severe type of blood clot reported in a small number of individuals. While the adverse reactions appear to be extremely …

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How your body builds immunity against COVID-19

After receiving the vaccine for COVID-19, folks are asking, what happens with our immune systems? What is actually going on inside of the body? And how long does it take to build immunity? Here is a breakdown of information on how vaccines work. Step one: Build a defense  Our immune systems have defense mechanisms that are …

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What to know about the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine

Update: On April 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended pausing the administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine due to a rare and severe type of blood clot reported in a small number of individuals. While the adverse reactions appear to be extremely …

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National study to analyze the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine on healthcare personnel, first responders, and essential and frontline workers

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while many have shifted to spending most of their time at home, essential and frontline workers of all types have spent day after day protecting and providing for our communities. Where would we be without the retail workers who devote countless hours to restocking shelves with toilet paper and cleaning products? …

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Why masking up is just as important after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

As the country continues its efforts to reach herd immunity against COVID-19, it’s each of our responsibilities to safely carry on with our new normal without putting others at risk. Sure, the distribution of the vaccine brings some much-needed hope, but we can’t let our guard down just yet. Here’s why it’s not quite time to ditch …

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