• Anxiety Might Be Causing People to Faint After the COVID-19 Vaccine - Doctors Explain

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    While some people have an onset of COVID-19 vaccine side effects that begin within a day or so , fainting shortly after receiving the shot is being reported in small numbers. An analysis released by the CDC, for instance, identified 64 "anxiety-related events" postvaccination out of 8,624 doses between April 7 and April 9, 17 of which were fainting or "syncope." All recipients received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine .
    The CDC says it receives reports of fainting " after nearly all vaccines " that is usually triggered by pain or anxiety (fainting postvaccine is reported the most in...
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  • How a network of nonprofit groups is making big money stoking fear and distrust of COVID-19 vaccines

    How a network of nonprofit groups is making big money stoking fear and distrust of COVID-19 vaccines

    1 month ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    A network of groups is making big money using what medical experts say is misleading and false information on COVID-19 vaccines.
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  • COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are immunogenic in pregnant and lactating women, study finds

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    In a new study, researchers evaluated the immunogenicity of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in pregnant and lactating women who received either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, finding that both triggered immune responses.
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  • Q&A: AAP endorses giving routine immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines at same time

    Q&A: AAP endorses giving routine immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines at same time

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The AAP has endorsed giving childhood and adolescent immunizations at the same time as COVID-19 vaccines.
    Previously, it was recommended that children and adults not receive any other vaccine within 14 days of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine - a recommendation that was made out of an abundance of caution, a CDC scientist said Wednesday during a meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices .
    The ACIP voted unanimously to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years. During the meeting, the CDC said that COVID-19 vaccines “may
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  • Studies Suggest COVID Vaccines Have No Impact On Pregnancy Or Fertility

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    Two new studies help emphasize that COVID vaccines are not dangerous during pregnancy
    As scientists continue testing the COVID-19 vaccines on groups of people initially excluded from clinical trials, like children and pregnant people , we continue to learn more about how the various vaccines impact said groups. In February, for instance, we learned that COVID-19 antibodies can be passed to babies in utero ; and earlier this week, the FDA permitted use of the Pfizer vaccine in kids ages 12 to 15 , after testing the vaccine in children back in March. Now, a recent study published in JAMA...
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  • Organ transplant recipients 'should not assume immunity' from COVID-19 vaccine

    Organ transplant recipients 'should not assume immunity' from COVID-19 vaccine

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Only 54% of solid organ transplant recipients demonstrate evidence of antibody development after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data in a pair of research letters published in JAMA.
    “This study was important because transplant recipients and other immunocompromised people were excluded from the original vaccine trials,” Brian J. Boyarsky, MD, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, told Healio Rheumatology. “We did not know how well these highly immunogenic vaccines would work in transplant recipients.”
    To analyze the
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