Stories tagged: "Vaccine Explained"


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.

The addition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the United States' arsenal of COVID vaccines—which so far includes one each from Pfizer and Moderna—could make vaccinating large numbers of people easier, once the supply is ready. (Anadolu Agency Photo via Getty Images/Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl)
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Vaccine Could Be Approved Soon. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal.

If effective, Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine could quickly help large swaths of the United States develop immunity to COVID-19. That would be a game changer.

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.