COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Articles & Resources

Want to read more about the science behind the vaccines? Or perhaps you’re interested in their safety and effectiveness. To help keep you in the know, we’ll update the articles and resources on this page as new information and vaccines are made available.

Experts are still learning about COVID-19. The information in these articles is what was known or available as of publication. However guidance can change as scientists discover more about the virus. Please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the most updated recommendations.

COVID-19 Booster Shots: What You Need to Know

With the Delta variant’s dominance and cases of COVID-19 on the rise across the United States, a booster shot can help strengthen protection against severe disease in high-risk populations.

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3 Things to Know About the Pfizer Approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is a very positive step. But what exactly does it mean?

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Preventive Care: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

It’s understandable that during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been hesitant to keep up with their routine healthcare, but that does not need to be the case. What is preventive care? How can you get back on track?

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Understanding COVID-19 Variants

All viruses change over time, including the one that created the COVID-19 pandemic (SARS-CoV-2). But how are these variants created? How many are there in the U.S.?

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FDA Adds New Warning to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

A new warning is issued after Guillain-Barre syndrome presents in a small number of people who had received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. But officials still say the benefits outweigh the risk. Here is what you need to know.

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Moving Forward in a World Where ‘Normal’ Eludes Us

How to set boundaries to keep yourself safe and sane as the COVID-19 pandemic roars on.

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized for Children Ages 12-15

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for use in 12-to-15-year-olds. Here’s what you need to know about getting your child their important shot.

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Substance Use and COVID-19

More Americans report turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with pandemic-related stress. Learn how to recognize the signs of substance abuse and get help for recovery.

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5 Things To Know Now That the J&J Pause Is Lifted

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is back after a 10-day pause. Here's what you need to know about rare side effects and more.

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Is Your Child Struggling Emotionally?

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If you’re a parent of a toddler, teen or young adult struggling with mental health issues, it’s important to know you’re not alone. And neither are they.

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Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine vs. Catching COVID-19

If you're looking to weigh the pros and cons of getting the COVID-19 vaccine vs. catching the COVID-19 virus, we're here to help. If you or any of your friends are still hesitant about getting the vaccine, this information should help you make a decision.

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COVID-19 Long-Haulers: When Symptoms Outlast the Virus

COVID symptoms lasting longer than eight weeks may indicate that you have long COVID. Here's what we know so far about what causes long COVID and how the vaccine may help those suffering.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Enters Fight Against COVID-19

On February 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously voted to authorize a third coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in the U.S. The new vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson, requires only a single shot and is far easier to store and distribute.

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4 Things to Do After You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

With more COVID-19 vaccines in development and the federal government’s ambitious vaccine distribution plan, more and more people are finally getting their shot. That also means more and more people are asking the same question: “What now?”

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Protect Yourself From COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

It feels like every few weeks, someone’s running a new scam. Text message scams, property scams, gift card scams—the schemes are almost as creative as they are infuriating. Scammers prey on your trust and comfort. The more they keep you guessing, the more likely they are to defraud you of your money and personal information.

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Comparing the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

For over 200 years, vaccines have been the answer to ending the spread of contagious and deadly diseases like smallpox, polio and measles. To help stop the pandemic and protect us against COVID-19, pharma companies around the world are racing to roll out safe, effective vaccines.

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How the New mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization of two new COVID-19 vaccines has prompted many questions. Learn how the vaccines were developed and how they work to protect you.

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