Health officials approved mix-and-match Covid booster shots, but didn’t say whether it’s better to switch vaccines or stick with your original shot.
We turned to five experts to answer these frequently-asked questions.
Trypanophobia, or the fear of needles, is common among young children. But there are ways to make vaccination as painless as possible.
Recipients of the Moderna and the J.&J. vaccines may receive extra doses, the committee said, although the shots continue to prevent illness and death.
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Less than half of workers are still not immunized at facilities in several states. “I just feel like a sitting duck,” one resident said.
Experts strongly agree that the shots benefit the mother as well as the fetus.
Deaths among people who have been fully vaccinated remain rare, but older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at much higher risk.
Rising immunity and modest changes in behavior may explain why cases are declining, but much remains unknown, scientists say.
People who have received the company’s one-shot vaccine may benefit from a booster with another brand. F.D.A. advisers will discuss the data on Friday.