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3 Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot Right Now

Colds, flu and COVID-19 continue to make their way around this time of year. Some may think it’s too late to get the flu shot now, right? Wrong. “Soon after getting a flu vaccine, a person’s antibodies rocket skyward, conferring protection against infection and disease. But three months later, the effect of the vaccine has … Continued

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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

Dear Neighbor, As the New Year approaches, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for the relationship Hoag holds with our community. Your trust in us pushes us to be better every day. Not just to adopt the most advanced technologies and procedures, but also to help create them. Your unwavering support during an … Continued

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Are we ready for a post-lockdown Christmas?

While shopping at Fashion Island in Newport Beach recently, I passed Santa’s Village and did a double take. Santa was alone. He was standing in the doorway, gazing outward. He noticed me noticing him and waved. I waved back. It all felt just a little … sad. Why did Santa look so forlorn? Where was … Continued

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Keeping you up-to-date on the ever changing COVID-19 landscape

Dear Neighbors, You may have questions about the FDA’s recent authorization of a second booster shot. Please know that across the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape, Hoag is here, by your side as your healthcare partner. Here is what is new: – (On Tuesday), the FDA authorized a second COVID-19 booster for people ages 50 and older, … Continued

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccines Approved for Children Ages 5-11

Dear Neighbors, By now, you have likely heard that the CDC and FDA have approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine in children ages 5-11. This is great news for children, parents, teachers and the community as a whole. Children in this age group will be able to receive their immunizations at the Hoag Medical … Continued

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COVID-19 Booster Shot Eligibility

Dear Neighbors, In our ongoing efforts to protect our community against COVID-19, we are pleased to update you about changes to booster shot eligibility. While we continue to provide booster shots to older adults and high-risk individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, we are now able to provide booster shots to eligible adults who … Continued

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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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