• 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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    • 14 MAY, 2021
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    COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 years and older

    COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 years and older

    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was recently given Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA and approved for use by the CDC for children 12 years and older.  We fully, enthusiastically, and emphatically agree with this decision and recommend that all of our patients 12 years and older sign-up to get their COVID-19 vaccine.   We have been

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    • 29 JAN, 2021
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    (More) COVID-19 FAQs and My Experience with the COVID-19 Vaccine

    (More) COVID-19 FAQs and My Experience with the COVID-19 Vaccine

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD Should I worry about the new Coronavirus variants? Viruses mutate. This is not new or concerning. however, the viral mutants discovered in the UK and South Africa seem to have made the Coronavirus more contagious. Both strains have now been identified in the United States (and the UK variant has been

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    • 30 DEC, 2020
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    COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

    COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

    How do the COVID-19 vaccines work The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are both mRNA vaccines. This is a new type of vaccine that has not been used before. mRNA is the genetic material of the coronavirus. A small piece of the coronavirus mRNA that codes for its harmless ‘spike protein’ is injected. Our cells take-up

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