Stories tagged: "Vaccine Explained"

Pat Moore, left, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Ann Yeager, a school district dental hygienist, at the Chester County Government Services Center, Dec. 29, 2020, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
I Got the COVID Vaccine. Now What?

Dr. Debra Powell, of Reading Hospital, explains why it's important to get the COVID vaccine and answers some frequently asked questions about what to do after you get vaccinated.

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13 Lies You’ve Been Told About the COVID Vaccine

No, your brain won’t be microchipped, and no, you won’t get COVID-19 by taking the vaccine. Here's what you should know in Pennsylvania.

Marin Community Clinic staff and medics with Marin County Fire work at separate tables to prepare and administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Greenbrae, California. (The San Francisco Chronicle Photo via Getty Images/Jessica Christian)
Should I Get the COVID Vaccine if I’m Fighting Cancer? It’s Complicated.

People fighting cancer are now eligible for priority COVID vaccination. But the benefit must be weighed against individual health status and doctor recommendations, experts say.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Gov. Tom Wolf are concerned about coronavirus vaccine misinformation. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Wolf, Levine, Others Push Facts on Vaccines

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday warned Pennsylvanians to watch out for rumors and misinformation about the coronavirus vaccines on social media.

Only 21 of the 1.9 million people who have received a shot in the first weeks of vaccination experienced severe allergic reactions, and 20 of them fully recovered. “The known and potential benefits outweigh the known and potential risks,” said Nancy Messonnier, a CDC director. (Getty Images / Westend61; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
CDC: Severe Allergic Reaction to COVID-19 Vaccines Is Rare and Shot’s Benefits Outweigh Risks

Only 21 of the 1.9 million people who got a shot during the initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout experienced severe allergic reactions. The benefits outweigh the risks, CDC experts say.

Medical assistant Shalice Wheeler, left, administers COVID-19 vaccine to physician assistant Matt Ferraro at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, on Thursday. Dec. 17, 2020. (The Denver Post Photo via Getty Images/Hyoung Chang)
All Vaccines Have Side Effects. The COVID Vaccine Is No Different. What You Need to Know.

Plus what makes an mRNA vaccine different and how there are more doses of the Pfizer vaccine than expected.