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Coronavirus vaccines are safe for people of color, despite online myths and mistrust of the healthcare system

Sandra Lindsay receives the COVID-19 vaccine in New Hyde Park, New York. Mark Lennihan/Pool via REUTERS People of color, and Black Americans in particular, may be hesitant to get vaccinated in the US due to a history of racist medical experiments or overall mistrust of the healthcare system. In Latinx communities, language barriers can also force people to receive health information through social media, where myths abound. But clinical trials overwhelmingly show that coronavirus vaccines...
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Get your COVID-19 vaccine at a New Jersey mall or Disneyland. Here are 15 places across the country that have transformed into mass vaccination sites.

A half-dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine initially could mean we have double the number doses available when it's approved by regulators. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Disneyland Resort, a New Jersey mall, convention centers, and sports stadiums are opening their doors to the public as mass vaccination sites. Here are some of the locations across the country that are shifting their focus and opening up for the public-health effort.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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There are no extra COVID-19 vaccines doses left to send to states, despite Trump's health officials promising to release more 3 days ago

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Michigan on Sunday, December 13, 2020. AP/Morry Gash/Pool Federal officials promised earlier this week to stop stockpiling second doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, and instead use them to get more people their first shots. That statement prompted many states to open up vaccine distribution to a wider swath of the public thi...
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US states where it's easiest, and most difficult, to get a coronavirus shot

The Javits Center in New York City began COVID-19 vaccinations on January 13, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Procuring a coronavirus shot may be easy or difficult, depending on where you live. A handful of states have managed speedy vaccine rollouts by attempting to deliver as many doses as possible or anticipating distribution challenges. Other states have struggled with technical glitches or lack of demand among healthcare workers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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New Jersey is prioritizing cigarette smokers for COVID-19 vaccines because of their risk of severe disease

A woman wearing a protective face mask smokes a cigarette on June 7, 2020. Ely Pineiro/Getty Images New Jersey announced Thursday it would start vaccinating people age 65 and older and people with underlying health conditions against the coronavirus. One of those health conditions that now bumps New Jerseyans to the front of the line is smoking. Only people age 75 and older and essential workers were recommended to be next in line, but US officials recently urged states to expand eligibili...
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New York retail pharmacies will begin administering coronavirus doses on Thursday, kicking off a wider vaccine rollout across states

Sonia Rojas, a pharmacy technician, works in the P & P Pharmacy on December 22, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Starting last week, US officials began allowing states to transfer coronavirus vaccine from hospitals to local retail pharmacies to speed up immunizations. At least one state, New York, will begin administering those transferred doses to elderly Americans on Thursday. The immunizations mark the beginning of a much wider vaccine rollout in pharmacies across the US....
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State leaders say Operation Warp Speed overpromised and underdelivered, setting them up to fail in the vaccine rollout

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images US state health departments have struggled to deliver coronavirus shots in pace with the timeline put forward by Operation Warp Speed. Vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020 was never realistic, state health officials said, given a lack of funding and limited vaccine supply. Joe Biden will likely attempt to procure add...
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States that roll out vaccines the fastest will be prioritized for future doses, officials say: 'We need doses going to where they'll be administered quickly'

Alex Azar speaks during a news briefing on the administration's response. Reuters Starting in two weeks, states with the speediest vaccine rollouts will be prioritized for additional doses, US officials announced Tuesday. The new system is meant to incentivize states to promptly record vaccinations and prevent doses from sitting in freezers. But it could also punish states that lack the funding or resources to accelerate vaccine administration. The strategy is set to take effect after ...
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When should people who've already gotten COVID-19 get the vaccine? Doctors say it depends on whether they still have symptoms.

A medical worker conducts a rapid coronavirus test in Brooklyn, New York, on August 27, 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Doctors say it's generally alright for people who had a prior coronavirus infection to get vaccinated, assuming they don't have symptoms or an active infection. A CDC advisory committee suggested that individuals after their infection, since reinfection is unlikely during that period. But for patients with long-term coronavirus symptoms, it's unclear whether the vaccin...
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Biden plans to release the entire coronavirus vaccine supply instead of reserving half to guarantee second doses

President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on December 21, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP President-elect Joe Biden plans to release all available coronavirus vaccine doses when he takes office on January 20, CNN reported.  The Trump administration is currently holding back half the supply to guarantee there will be enough for two shots per person. But some public-health experts say the US could be more generous with the...
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When will AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine be available in the US?

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. Dado Ruvic/Reuters In the UK, vaccines Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca are being used to fight the pandemic. AstraZeneca's hasn't been approved for use yet in the US. AstraZeneca may not apply for a US FDA Emergency Use Authorization until the spring. The data from their UK trial was "odd" and had one "pretty serious error" in it, a US vaccine expert said.  AstraZeneca is now conducting a larger trial of nearly 30,000 people in the US.  Visit Business I...
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I volunteered to test the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Here's what the side effects were like, and why I want my experience to give people hope.

Elle Hardy. Elle Hardy Journalist Elle Hardy is taking part in a phase-three trial of Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine, which was just approved in the UK and has been shown to be 94.5% effective. The UK government has ordered 17 million doses of Moderna's shot, but it's unlikely to roll out before March. The shot was approved for use in the US in December. After a slight reaction to the two doses, Hardy said she was certain she didn't receive a placebo. "The side effects were a little unpleasan...
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What to say to a friend who's skeptical of getting the coronavirus vaccine

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber AP Photo/Jay LaPrete The FDA has authorized two coronavirus vaccines for emergency use. Neither vaccine raised any major safety concerns in large clinical trials among diverse groups of volunteers. Here are nine reasons to be confident in the safety of these vaccines. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Around 5.3 million initial doses of the coronavirus vaccine have...
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CDC: With nearly 5 million Americans vaccinated, just 29 have had confirmed allergic reactions

Diana Carolina, a pharmacist at Memorial Healthcare System, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at Memorial Healthcare System, on December 14, 2020 in Miramar, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The CDC has released its first set of data about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. So far, only 29 people of the 5 million vaccinated have had confirmed, allergic reactions after vaccination in the US. "Our vaccine safety systems haven't picked up any worrisome signals," the CDC's Nancy Messon...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Portland Oregon, Paul Offit, Paula Bronstein Getty, Thomas Clark, Moderna, Memorial Healthcare System, Miramar Florida


Why you're not fully protected from COVID-19 after a single vaccine dose

Both Pfizer and Moderna'a COVID-19 vaccines require two shots, given weeks apart. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Most COVID-19 vaccines are given as two shots, administered several weeks apart.  Protection does not start when the needle hits your arm.  It takes some days after each shot for the body to mount its own immune response to the novel coronavirus and prevent disease. Experts don't know exactly how protected from infection people are after their first shot, but there are signs of ...
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Fauci says the US could start vaccinating 1 million people per day - double its current rate over the last few days

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images After a painfully slow start, US coronavirus vaccinations could speed up soon, Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC News' Martha Raddatz on Sunday. Fauci said there's no reason why the US can't immunize 1 million people per day right now. Th...
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'It's going to get much uglier': The US is not prepared for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

Seniors and first responders wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Lakes Regional Library on December 30, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images The US coronavirus vaccine rollout is off to a slow start as states struggle with logistical challenges. Public-health experts worry the next round of vaccinations, for the elderly and essential workers, will be even more chaotic.  Several state health departments told Business Insider they are still sorting out the lo...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, Congress, Colorado, Cdc, Virginia, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Healthcare, Miami


New UK COVID-19 vaccine recommendations say 'it is reasonable' for people to mix and match different shots, even though there's not yet evidence that works

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine at Bradley Manor residential care home in Belfast on December 9, 2020. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images The UK has authorized two different coronavirus vaccines: one from Pfizer/BioNTech, and another from AstraZeneca/University of Oxford. Both require two doses, given several weeks apart.  The British government is suggesting that people could mix and match their two COVID-19 shots, if need be. There's a tri...
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An emergency-room doctor tested positive for coronavirus 9 days after getting vaccinated. That's not a sign the vaccine didn't work.

A nurse receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital on December 21 in Valley Stream, New York. Eduardo Munoz-Pool/Getty Images Josh Mugele, an emergency-room doctor in Georgia, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. Mugele received his first dose of Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine nine days earlier. Mugele's COVID-19 infection isn't a sign the shot didn't work. The vaccine requires two shots to be fully...
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An emergency room doctor tested positive for COVID-19 nine days after getting vaccinated. That's not a sign the vaccine didn't work.

A nurse receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital on December 21, 2020 in Valley Stream, New York. Eduardo Munoz-Pool/Getty Images Josh Mugele, an emergency room doctor in Georgia, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Mugele received his first dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine nine days prior. Mugele's infection isn't a sign that the shot didn't work. The vaccine requires two shots to be fully effective. It can also t...
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Most vaccine skeptics are persuadable and will get the COVID-19 shot, says a Nobel prize-winner who studies vaccine hesitancy

Dr. Abhijit Banerjee on November 16, 2012 in New Delhi, India. Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2019 along with his wife Esther Duflo and Harvard professor Michael Kremer for their research on how to alleviate poverty, which has revolutionized the field of development economics. Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has studied what motivates vaccine-hesitant people to change their minds.  He's found that most people don't have "str...
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European Union nations have kicked off a mass effort to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to more than 450 million people

Medical personnel is given the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at the Favoriten Clinic in Vienna, Austria, on December 27, 2020. GEORG HOCHMUTH/APA/AFP via Getty Images European Union nations kicked off a mass effort on Sunday to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 450 million people. The first vaccines, expected to go to healthcare workers and vulnerable people, began arriving at hospitals Saturday after the European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine ...
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Rich countries buying most of the world's vaccine supply has left the rest 'scrambling for supplies,' campaigners say

The CEO of the The New Jewish Home long-term care facility in New York receives the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Wealthier countries like the US and the UK have cleaned out global supplies of coronavirus vaccines, leaving many nations without access to any doses at all. Rich countries have reserved more doses than their populations need, while lower-income countries are relying on a UN-backed acquisition program that may struggle to deli...
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Lawmakers are fighting over the ethics of taking a COVID-19 vaccine before healthcare workers and the elderly

US Vice President Mike Pence receives the COVID-19 vaccine on December 18, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A handful of both Republican and Democratic members of Congress are objecting to their colleagues receiving the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of more vulnerable populations.  The attending physician of Congress and the Supreme Court, Brian Monahan, has told members of Congress that "there is no reason why you should defer receiving this vaccine."  Public health experts told Insider that...
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Data scientists are teaming up with influencers to fight dangerous conspiracy theories about COVID-19 as people shun experts' warnings

Shauna Harrison Courtesy of Shauna Harrison Data scientists at Public Good Projects are partnering with a "network of micro-influencers" to spread facts on COVID-19 and vaccines on social media.  Public health officials worry misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media could prevent Americans from getting the shots. Just 129 accounts are predominantly responsible for misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter, according to peer-reviewed PGP data. Everyday social media use...
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Influencers are being recruited to fight dangerous conspiracy theories about COVID-19 as people shun experts' warnings

Shauna Harrison Courtesy of Shauna Harrison Data scientists at Public Good Projects are partnering with a "network of micro-influencers" to spread facts on COVID-19 and vaccines on social media.  Public health officials worry misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media could prevent Americans from getting the shots. Just 129 accounts are predominantly responsible for misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter, according to peer-reviewed PGP data. Everyday social media use...
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How data scientists and influencers are joining forces to fight against dangerous COVID-19 conspiracy theories online

Shauna Harrison Courtesy of Shauna Harrison Data scientists at Public Good Projects are partnering with a "network of micro-influencers" to spread facts on COVID-19 and vaccines on social media.  Public health officials worry misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media could prevent Americans from getting the shots. Just 129 accounts are predominantly responsible for misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter, according to peer-reviewed PGP data. Everyday social media use...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Pgp, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Cornell University, Influencers, Misinformation, Harrison


5 healthcare workers on what it was like to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the minimal side effects they experienced

Healthcare workers at Yale New Haven Hospital receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines last week. Courtesy of Yale New Haven Health After the FDA approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 11, shipments of the vaccine quickly began been rolling out to hospitals across the US. Frontline workers and other healthcare professionals have been among the first scheduled to receive the vaccine — including five who spoke with Business Insider after getting the shot. Pediatrici...
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5 healthcare workers on what it was like to be get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the minimal side effects they experienced

Healthcare workers at Yale New Haven Hospital receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines last week. Courtesy of Yale New Haven Health After the FDA approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 11, shipments of the vaccine quickly began been rolling out to hospitals across the US. Frontline workers and other healthcare professionals have been among the first scheduled to receive the vaccine — including five who spoke with Business Insider after getting the shot. Pediatrici...
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People 75 and older and frontline essential workers should be next in line for coronavirus vaccines, US health officials say

A medical worker gives an elderly woman an influenza vaccine in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. Niels Wenstedt/BSR Agency/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended Sunday that frontline essential workers and people 75 and older should be next in line for coronavirus vaccines. Healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities have already started receiving their shots. The US should have enough shots to comple...
Tags: Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Trends, Walgreens, Wyoming, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Long Island, Cvs, Copd



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