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What Latino Parents Should Know: COVID-19 Vaccinations Authorized for Children Under 5

Big news for Latino parents – the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for children between ages 6 months and 5 years. The CDC now recommends everyone 6 months or older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Those 5 years of age and older are also recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster, …
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How a Smoke-Free Policy Protects Apartment Tenants from Secondhand Smoke, COVID-19

Does someone smoke in your apartment complex? You might be inhaling your neighbor’s secondhand smoke. Inside multifamily dwellings, secondhand smoke can travel through doorways, halls, windows, ventilation systems, electrical outlets, and gaps around fixtures and pipes. Secondhand smoke, already a cancer-causing killer of millions, also might contribute to the spread of coronavirus. While there is …
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CDC Vaccine Equity Event: Spotlight on Community-Based Organizations

This webinar introduces the new program, Partnering for Vaccine Equity, which supports national, medical, non-profit, academic, faith-based, and community-based organizations in their work to increase vaccine confidence and vaccine uptake. Subtitles and transcripts are available in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese. Event contains one Spanish presentation. Panelists’ bios are available in the agenda. Program website: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/health-equity/index.html
Agenda: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/vaccine-equity/Agenda_Vaccine-Equity_Spotlight-on-Community-based-Orgs.pdf
English Transcript: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/vaccine-equity/Full-Transcript_Vaccine-Equity-Event_English.pdf
Chinese Transcript: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/vaccine-equity/Full-Transcript_Vaccine-Equity-Event__Simplified_Chinese.pdf
Vietnamese Transcript: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/vaccine-equity/Full-Transcript_Vaccine-Equity-Event_Vietnamese.pdf
Spanish Transcript: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/vaccine-equity/Full-Transcript_Vaccine-Equity-Event__Spanish.pdf
Korean Transcript: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/vaccine-equity/Full-Transcript_Vaccine-Equity-Event__Korean.pdf

This video can also be accessed at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/vaccines/Vaccine-Equity-Event-Recording.mp4

Study: Vapers 5 Times More Likely to Get COVID-19

We already know that smoking cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products result in worse coronavirus outcomes. What could be worse? Teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not, according to new research from Stanford Univerity. In fact, that data—collected from a May 2020 national …
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