Vaccines

Vaccines

Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.
Public Health

Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.

As of February 17, 2022, only four U.S. states (Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington) continue to have indoor mask mandates. Other states have switched to requiring masks only for unvaccinated individuals and in public spaces. The remaining eleven states have not imposed any mask mandates to date. As for a vaccine mandate, 46% of the states require their residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19, while 30% have no active mandate in place.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj19 Feb 2022
Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Against the Omicron Variant?
COVID-19

Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Against the Omicron Variant?

The currently available COVID-19 vaccines protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to the Omicron variant. Breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated may occur, but most vaccinated individuals have reported mild or no symptoms from the Omicron variant.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan26 Jan 2022
Are COVID-19 Booster Shots Free?
COVID-19

Are COVID-19 Booster Shots Free?

COVID-19 booster shots are free, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan21 Dec 2021
What Are the Side Effects of the Flu Vaccine?
Research

What Are the Side Effects of the Flu Vaccine?

Some people may experience mild side effects from the flu vaccine, such as muscle aches, a low-grade fever, or a runny nose.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini14 Dec 2021
Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Authorized for Children?
COVID-19

Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Authorized for Children?

The adult version of the Pfizer vaccine is approved for children aged 12 to 17 to help protect against COVID-19.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan10 Dec 2021
How To Save Money On Vaccines in 2021?
Insights

How To Save Money On Vaccines in 2021?

There are multiple ways you can save money on vaccinations, for both children and adults including The Vaccine for Children Program, Patient Assistance Programs, and vaccine clinics.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini1 Nov 2021
How Much Does an HPV Vaccine Cost Without Insurance in 2021?
Sexual Health

How Much Does an HPV Vaccine Cost Without Insurance in 2021?

Without insurance, the cost for an HPV vaccine costs an average of $300; the cost is influenced by the number of doses needed and the type of clinic you visit.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini11 Oct 2021
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
Which Flu Vaccine Should I Get?
Wellness

Which Flu Vaccine Should I Get?

Both the high-dose and standard flu vaccines are designed to protect against four different flu viruses. Individuals between 6 months old and 64 should typically get the standard quadrivalent flu vaccine, while the Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine is licensed and recommended for anyone over the age of 65. The high-dose vaccine contains four times the antigen as the standard dose to elicit a stronger immune response.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan6 Dec 2021
Where To Get a Free Flu Shot in 2021?
Public Health

Where To Get a Free Flu Shot in 2021?

You can get your flu vaccine at many places including your doctor’s office, local pharmacy, or an urgent care center. Many locations offer free flu shots; however, you may be charged a fee at some facilities if you do not have insurance.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan20 Sep 2021
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
How Effective Is the Flu Vaccine in 2021-2022?
Research

How Effective Is the Flu Vaccine in 2021-2022?

Recent studies show that flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40% and 60% among the overall population during seasons when most circulating flu viruses are well-matched to those used to make flu vaccines.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso22 Sep 2021