Immunocompromised people make up nearly half of COVID-19 breakthrough hospitalizations – an extra vaccine dose may help
One reason for this recommendation is high hospitalization rates among immunocompromised people who are vaccinated.
How a vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh
Some of the vaccines require super-cold storage at virtually all points along the journey until they reach someone’s upper arm.
After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2
India emerged in June and July of 2021 from a particularly savage second wave of COVID-19, with total confirmed cases at about 32 million and more than 400,000 deaths.
Big tech has a vaccine misinformation problem – here’s what a social media expert recommends
A study in the U.K. and the U.S. found that exposure to online misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines reduced the number of people who said they would get vaccinated and increased the number of people who said they would not.
What is a breakthrough infection? 6 questions answered about catching COVID-19 after vaccination
Breakthrough infections are a little more frequent than previously expected and are probably increasing because of growing dominance of the delta variant. But infections in vaccinated people are still very rare and usually cause mild or no symptoms.
New COVID-19 vaccine warnings don’t mean it’s unsafe – they mean the system to report side effects is working
The FDA enforces rigorous testing and approval processes that manufacturers must follow before a new vaccine can be made available to the public.
A mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines could provide logistical and immunological benefits
Researchers hope that a mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines will help alleviate these issues and create more flexibility in the immunization regimens available to people.
COVID: did a delayed second dose give the delta variant an evolutionary helping hand?
Viewed from the perspective of evolutionary selection, it seems that the UK government’s decision to lengthen the period between first and second vaccine doses provided delta with an extra window to infect people.
I'm fully vaccinated – should I keep wearing a mask for my unvaccinated child?
Fully vaccinated adults are celebrating their new freedom and removing their face masks. Yet for parents of children under age 12, the rejoicing might be short-lived.
I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested for COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated.
With COVID-19 cases surging, Nepal asks global community for urgent vaccine help
Nepal’s Ministry of Health said: “Since coronavirus cases have spiked beyond the capacity of the health system and hospitals have run out of beds, the situation is unmanageable.” The ministry also said it had no more vaccines.
Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus?
As restrictions are lifted and people start to leave their masks at home, some people worry: Can you catch COVID-19 from someone who’s vaccinated?