Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Rolling out the vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds. What we know so far.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Rolling out the vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds. What we know so far.

By Jeanne Pinder and Virginia Jeffries Covid vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 are likely to be approved for distribution in early November by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. The decision on giving vaccines to younger kids will affect as many as 28 million children ages 5 to […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson & Johnson surges in New York, while Moderna’s still hard to find

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson & Johnson surges in New York, while Moderna’s still hard to find

An interesting change is taking place with the demand for the three Covid vaccines approved for use in the United States. We vaccinated a whopping 213 people on Sunday, Oct. 24, in the vaccine van we are using in the grant program we’re working on in Queens. The Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine has surged […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: In search of Moderna, Chapter 2

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: In search of Moderna, Chapter 2

I went looking for a Moderna booster on Saturday, Oct. 23, the day after the Centers for Disease Control announced that they were available and I was eligible, as an over-65 person with the initial Moderna series completed in January and February of this year. I called Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y., part […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: People want to get vaccinated. Sometimes it’s too hard. What are some solutions?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: People want to get vaccinated. Sometimes it’s too hard. What are some solutions?

By Jeanne Pinder, Sree Bhagavan, Bifen Xu  We learn the most amazing things at our Covid vaccine outreach van in Queens Village. On Sunday, we met Sophia and Robert from Queens Village.  Sophia brought Robert, who had been vaccine reluctant all along and wanted to leave.  When we asked Sophia what changed Robert’s mind, she […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Why young people are choosing not to get vaccinated

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Why young people are choosing not to get vaccinated

In late June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) released a study in which they revealed the surprising statistic that only 34% of younger adults, between the ages of 18 and 39, reported having received a Covid vaccine. This age group reportedly displayed the lowest vaccine coverage and intent to get vaccinated, despite […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: What’s up with vaccine hesitancy? Well, maybe part of it is just logistics.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: What’s up with vaccine hesitancy? Well, maybe part of it is just logistics.

By Jeanne Pinder, Sree Bhagavan, Bifen Xu and S. Mitra Kalita People keep saying that vaccine hesitancy, or vaccine resistance, is causing people not to get vaccinated in large numbers. So we’ve been in a standstill, across the country, as the issue of whether to vaccinate divides us across political and personal lines. A few […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine surges with vaccine mandate; booster recommended by company

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine surges with vaccine mandate; booster recommended by company

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine points are reporting a surge in demand for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in some places nationwide, as the Delta variant pushes infection rates up and vaccine mandates take place in many areas. And after some confusion, Johnson and Johnson sought to clear up the situation with potential boosters, suggesting a second […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: We asked a doctor about vaccines for those with autoimmune conditions

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: We asked a doctor about vaccines for those with autoimmune conditions

“Some of our neighbors living with autoimmune conditions have recently asked us whether it’s safe for them to get their Covid-19 vaccine,” Katherine Tam writes for Epicenter-NYC. “In particular, our neighbors have concerns that due to the nature of the drugs being used to treat autoimmune conditions, those treatments’ effects may conflict with the effectiveness of […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: People are deciding to get it, after months of refusal. Why?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: People are deciding to get it, after months of refusal. Why?

Eve Besser, 42, of Dekalb, Ill., decided to get the coronavirus vaccine after months of hesitating. What changed her mind? Her 12-year-old son. Besser, a long Covid patient, was reluctant to get the shot because she had heard that for some long Covid patients, the shot makes their illness worse. (For some, it makes them […]