Tag Archives: Covid19

Biden says US ‘coming back together,’ but COVID-19 not yet finished

WASHINGTON — Calling a vaccination “the most patriotic thing you can do,” President Joe Biden on Sunday mixed the nation’s birthday party with a celebration of freedom from the worst of the pandemic. He tempered the strides against COVID-19 with a warning that the fight against the virus wasn’t over. “Today, all across this nation,… Read More »

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine offers stronger immunity with 45-week gap between doses, company says

A longer, 10-month delay in administering second doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine afforded trial participants stronger immunity, the company announced Monday, aiming to assuage concerns of compromised immunity among populations of countries with short vaccine supply. Researchers with the University of Oxford posted findings on The Lancet’s preprint server Monday, drawing from trial participants aged… Read More »

Why We Need to Discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine with Women of Childbearing Age

When we meet with women for perinatal psychiatry consultations, we now ask about vaccinations.  It’s not something we typically do, but after the last year, we are now getting involved in their decisions regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Just as we counsel women to avoid alcohol and to consistently take their prenatal vitamins, providing information on… Read More »