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Pregnancy and the COVID Vaccine: What Expecting Mothers Should Know

“Is it safe for a pregnant woman to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?” This is the biggest question being asked of OB/GYNs right now. The short answer is “yes.” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine have come out with strong recommendations that pregnant and lactating women receive … Continued

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Commentary: The Hospital that Treated the First Known COVID-19 Patient in the State Sees a Silver Lining

As the world opens up again, many of us are starting to imagine life after COVID-19. But for some survivors of the disease, life will not return to “normal” for months, or even years. Many people who suffered severe illness went on to experience post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), a set of physical problems that include … Continued

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You Can Get a COVID Vaccine Followed by Aromatherapy and a Virtual Reality Experience at This California Airport

An airport in California this week became the latest unique venue to offer COVID-19 vaccines, offering people the chance to get the jab while traveling. The Fly Well Clinic, located post-security at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to travelers, NBC4 News reported. Travelers can schedule an appointment … Continued

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COVID-19 Vaccines – Minus the Needle? Researchers Working on Capsules, Nasal Sprays

With 13 COVID-19 vaccines in use around the world, pharmaceutical companies are exploring second-generation technology that could change how doses are administered and distributed. These vaccines could be taken orally as a capsule that could be swallowed, as a tablet that dissolves under the tongue or as a nasal spray. Such formulations would not require … Continued

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Commentary: Inoculate Yourself Against Bad Information Regarding Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe. They are effective. They have been tested on diverse cohorts of people. And no one manufacturer’s vaccine is better than another’s. Unfortunately, due to a constant drumbeat of misinformation, nearly a third of all Americans still say they don’t want to get vaccinated, or that they only want to get … Continued

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Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Update

Dear Neighbors, With so many things moving in the right direction, I am writing to update our Hoag community about what is happening regarding COVID-19 and vaccine distribution. I am pleased with the news that Orange County has transitioned out of the most restrictive purple tier and into the red tier on the state’s risk … Continued

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Newport Beach Opens up its First Community Vaccine Clinic for Seniors at Oasis

As the effort to vaccinate residents throughout Orange County continues, Newport Beach stepped up Tuesday afternoon to help fill the gap for residents who can’t make it to vaccine super points-of-dispensing sites. The city held its first community vaccine clinic at the OASIS Senior Center in partnership with Hoag Presbyterian Hospital, which allocated about 300 … Continued

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Hospital Chaplains Embrace New Role During the Pandemic: Caring for Caregivers

Before entering the room of a COVID-19 patient, the Rev. Peggy Kelley dons personal protective gear — both physical and spiritual. She pulls on a sterile gown and places a face shield over her mask. She pumps Purell into her gloved hands and holds them over her chest, checking in with her heart. With a … Continued

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Oral and Sublingual COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Formulations Present Positive Safety Data

California-based ImmunityBio, Inc. announced it had met the safety requirements for the first 12 participants in its Phase Ib human adenovirus (hAd5)-based T-cell COVID-19 vaccine trials in sublingual and oral formulations. Based on the findings of these trials, the optimal combination of administration route and dose will be determined and entered into the Phase II/III … Continued

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Huntington Beach and Local Hospital Team Up to Get Vaccine into Vulnerable Arms; Look for Similar Shot-a-Thons in Your Town

In the year-long fight against coronavirus, this seemingly simple event capped a milestone for hundreds of Huntington Beach residents: On Friday, March 5, they lined up in a hospital parking lot for their second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. But it wasn’t as simple as it looked. Many who got their shots Friday came from … Continued

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