COVID-19

COVID-19

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Your Period?
Wellness

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Your Period?

There is no evidence that the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines affect your period. Your menstrual cycle can change due to stress, diet, shifts in your sleep schedule, and sickness. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect yourself and others from severe illness.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan30 Sep 2021
How To Tell the Difference Between Allergies vs. COVID-19?
COVID-19

How To Tell the Difference Between Allergies vs. COVID-19?

Symptoms of allergies may overlap with early signs of COVID-19. While signs and symptoms of allergies often impact the nasal passages, they rarely result in fever or digestive discomfort. With COVID-19, one may experience a range of symptoms, including congestion, fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell.

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks28 Apr 2022
How to Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
Wellness

How to Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

You can show proof of vaccination on your physical vaccination card or on your mobile device.

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks17 Sep 2021
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Effective Against the Delta Variant?
COVID-19

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Effective Against the Delta Variant?

More infectious strains, like the Delta variant, pose a threat to protection from the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines. At this time, vaccines are working. COVID-19 vaccination prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but breakthrough cases are expected.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan28 Dec 2021
Will Health Insurance Premiums Rise for Unvaccinated Individuals?
Health Insurance

Will Health Insurance Premiums Rise for Unvaccinated Individuals?

Experts are considering if insurance companies have the right to raise health insurance premiums for unvaccinated individuals. This is similar to how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows health insurance companies to charge smokers higher premiums than non-smokers. The hope is to incentivize people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but it is unclear if this legislation will be passed.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan20 Aug 2021
Should I Get a COVID-19 Booster Shot?
Public Health

Should I Get a COVID-19 Booster Shot?

Yes, you should get a COVID-19 booster shot when you are eligible. At this time, everyone over the age of 12 should get a booster shot, especially people over 65 years old and those who are immunocompromised.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan4 Feb 2022
Will Variants Cause Another Lockdown?
COVID-19

Will Variants Cause Another Lockdown?

Over the past few months, the Delta variant has posed a threat to returning to normal life, but healthy, vaccinated people do not need to worry.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan6 Dec 2021
Can I Get the COVID Vaccine at Urgent Cares in New York City?
COVID-19

Can I Get the COVID Vaccine at Urgent Cares in New York City?

While some urgent care facilities are administering the COIVD-19 vaccine, most vaccines in NYC are being allocated to mass vaccination sites, pharmacies, and community clinics.

Jacqueline Slobin
Jacqueline Slobin9 Apr 2021
New York City COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
Insights

New York City COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson have all received emergency use authorization from the FDA for the use of their Covid-19 vaccines. New York is following a phased distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. This means that only people identified as eligible in the current phases will be able to receive the vaccine. Currently, only those in Phase 1A and Phase 1B are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Spencer Lee
Spencer Lee25 Mar 2021
Free Antibody Testing Locations in NYC
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Free Antibody Testing Locations in NYC

Antibody tests are used to detect past infection with COVID-19. You can get a test at your doctor, urgent care, or a listed NYC Health+Hospital location.

Jacqueline Slobin
Jacqueline Slobin23 Mar 2021
How Much Does a COVID-19 Vaccine Cost at Pharmacies in 2021?
COVID-19

How Much Does a COVID-19 Vaccine Cost at Pharmacies in 2021?

As part of Operation Warp Speed, the United States placed an initial order of 100 million doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine was purchased at $19.50/dose and the Moderna vaccine was purchased at approximately $32/dose.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso21 Oct 2021
Already Had COVID-19? You may only need one dose of the vaccine
Public Health

Already Had COVID-19? You may only need one dose of the vaccine

One study suggests that one COVID-19 dose may suffice in individuals who have already had COVID-19.

Spencer Lee
Spencer Lee23 Mar 2021