• 03 DEC, 2021
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    Updated Guidance on Vaccines and Boosters

    Updated Guidance on Vaccines and Boosters

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD with Emily Atwood, MD   Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5-11 years old On November 2nd, 2021 the CDC and FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for the 2-dose Pfizer COVID vaccine for all children aged 5-11 years old.  Dr. Atwood and I hosted a Facebook live about why the FDA, CDC,

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    • 01 DEC, 2021
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    Omicron Variant: What do we know?

    Omicron Variant: What do we know?

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD   What do we know about the Omicron Variant  The Omicron Variant is a newly identified ‘variant of concern’ discovered by South African scientists. The variant was first isolated in areas of Southern Africa but has since been identified in countries around the globe, now including  United States where the first

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    • 27 OCT, 2021
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    COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year olds: Understanding the Process

    COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year olds: Understanding the Process

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD   The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is nearing Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the 5 to 11 year old age group. On October 26th, the EUA passed the first of several check-points but still has a few hurdles to go. We wanted to provide some information on what has happened so far

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    • 30 JUN, 2021
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    Myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines

    Myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD   The COVID-19 vaccines are the most closely monitored immunizations in history.  The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a program that collects and analyzes side effect data for all immunizations in the United States, including all of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. Through this program, rare side effects like allergic

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