I am an Infectious Diseases Doctor. Yes, I Vaccinate Our 5-Year-Old Child

Alexander Wong, University of Saskatchewan I am an infectious disease doctor. When it is our turn to vaccinate our five-year-old son for COVID-19, I will do so with confidence and without hesitation. I encourage any parent with eligible children ages five to 11 to do the same. Here is why. US Food and Drug Administration …

An Infectious Disease Specialist Explains New Federal Rules

By Glenn J. Rapsinski, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Many Americans now have the green light to buy a COVID-19 vaccine boost and the flexibility to purchase a different brand from the original vaccine they received. Emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a third dose — or “booster shot” — immediately …

Should Fully Vaccinated Persons Wear Masks Indoors? infectious

By Peter Chin-Hong, University of California, San Francisco With highly contagious delta coronavirus variant spreading at an alarming rate, The World Health Organization announced people in late June 2021. again, wear masks indoors – even those who are fully vaccinated. And on July 15, Los Angeles County, California, announced that it would be required again. …