A Few People Report Delayed Skin Reactions to the Covid Vaccine

Doctors are reporting additional, minor symptoms that appear several days after people have received their shots. By Denise Grady Some people are having delayed reactions to their first dose of a Covid vaccine, with their arms turning red, sore, itchy and swollen a week or so after the shot. The reactions, though unpleasant, appear to be harmless. But the angry-looking […]

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In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

In desperate times, there are many ways to stretch vaccines and speed up inoculation campaigns, according to experts who have done it. Splitting doses, delaying second shots, injecting into the skin instead of the muscle and employing roving vaccination teams have all saved lives — when the circumstances were right. During cholera outbreaks in war zones, Doctors Without Borders has […]

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Britain Opts for Mix-and-Match Vaccinations, Confounding Experts

Amid a sputtering vaccine rollout and fears of a new and potentially more transmissible variant of the coronavirus, Britain has quietly updated its vaccination playbook to allow for a mix-and-match vaccine regimen. If a second dose of the vaccine a patient originally received isn’t available, or if the manufacturer of the first shot isn’t known, another vaccine may be substituted, […]

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Warp Speed Officials Say Covid Vaccine Distribution Is Going Too Slowly

The distribution of vaccines in the United States has gotten off to a slower-than-expected start, federal health officials acknowledged in a news conference on Wednesday, though they also voiced confidence that the pace would accelerate in the coming weeks. As of Wednesday, more than 14 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines had been sent out across the United […]

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Vaccine Memories of Another Time and Place

Lizzo’s “Good As Hell” greeted the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines this month at Boston Medical Center, where the scene of dancing health care workers quickly spread on TikTok. Others shared triumphant selfies of their arms post-injection. For Americans of a certain generation, the rollout evoked searing memories of an earlier era — one that rescued their childhood from fear and […]

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