Erie County Introduces “Vax Visit” Service

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is introducing a service where a “Vax Visit” team will go to any individual’s residence to administer COVID-19 vaccine. Any Erie County resident can call the Erie County COVID-19 Information Line at (716) 858-2929 to schedule a Vax Visit. This

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Every ‘variant of concern’ has now been detected in Erie County

UB scientists doing genomic sequencing on coronavirus say every variant has been detected. Locally and nationwide, the number of COVID-19 cases is plummeting and the predominant message seems to be that the worst of the pandemic may be behind us. Yet while vaccinated individuals are enjoying returning

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Inside the Largest and Fastest COVID-19 Vaccine Operation

By plane, boat, and foot, 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines are making their way to some of the most remote corners of the globe as part of the largest and fastest vaccine operation in history. To help ensure an equitable global vaccine distribution and end the pandemic as

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Will Expand to Youth Ages 12-15 in Erie County

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) will begin providing COVID-19 vaccine to youth ages 12-15 at its scheduled Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics. This follows the recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department

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Medical student who survived COVID-19 talks to Buffalo youth about vaccines

Nadia Vazquez, a 26-year old University at Buffalo medical student, is a survivor of COVID-19. She wants people her age to know they could get infected just as she did. That’s why she is telling her story at two virtual meetings geared toward teens and younger adults.

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Prom-Themed Teen Vaccination Clinics May 1

Calling all High School Kids! Miss Out on Going to the Prom? Go to a Prom-themed Vaccination Clinic! Free giveaways, graduation party supply coupons offered to high school students who get vaccinated at SUNY ECC South, SUNY ECC North and McKinley High School. On Saturday May 1,

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: Rare Blood Clots Should I Be Worried?

By Annette Pinder Understanding that many people are confused and don’t quite know what to think about reports concerning blood clots and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, University at Buffalo neurosurgeon Elad I. Levy recently answered some important questions: What are the clots that have been associated

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UB Launches Website to Find Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccinehound.org is a one-stop shop that lists appointment openings throughout the region. The University at Buffalo has launched a new website to help people easily find available COVID-19 vaccination appointments across Western New York. WNY Vaccine Hound is a critical community resource that serves as a one-stop

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Are COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women?

Are COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women? By Annette PInder Traditionally pregnant women have not been included in any clinical trials, including studies regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. However, many physicians and experts say that omitting pregnant women from clinical trials is a mistake, especially since pregnant women

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