Time to Get Your Update COVID-19 Vaccine!

CDC Director, Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH, discusses the importance of getting your updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and your family this virus season.

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COVID-19 vaccination is often deterred by misinformation, from conspiracy theories to exaggerated side effects on social media. Vaccine misinformation is potent among Latinos due to lack of reliable information that is culturally relevant or in Spanish, along with little government outreach. That is why UT Health San Antonio researchers studied a new type of advertisement …
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Meet the 2021 Exito! Latino Cancer Research Trainees

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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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Debunking the Myths and Misinformation on COVID-19

As we fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to make sure we’ve got all the right facts. Public health experts are seeing a lot of misinformation about COVID-19 spread on social media. Whether conspiracy theories or jokes about side effects, experts are concerned about the implications it could have. Misinformation could especially hurt Latinos, who …
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