The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is different from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in a few important ways that could make it a huge help to global vaccination efforts.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~7 min
With the vaccines now being administered at sites around the US, it is important to address misinformation surrounding the effort.
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~10 min
Why it takes 2 shots to make mRNA vaccines do their antibody-creating best – and what the data shows on delaying the booster dose
With slow vaccine distribution and manufacturing, some people won't get the second dose on time. But does it matter?
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~6 min
With vaccine shortages looming, experts are debating whether it is important to receive two doses or whether it's better to give one dose to more people and give a second when the supply is better.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~11 min
Researchers say around 70% of the US needs to get the coronavirus vaccine to stop the pandemic. But questions around the vaccines and regional differences add some uncertainty to that estimate.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~8 min
The cold supply chain can't reach everywhere – that's a big problem for equitable COVID-19 vaccination
So far, the only COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use need to be kept frozen. But there are many places in the world that can't support a cold supply chain.
Jan. 4, 2021 • ~7 min
Should pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine? Will it protect against asymptomatic infections and mutated viruses? An immunologist answers 3 questions
With vaccines forthcoming for most Americans, many groups, including expectant mothers, are wondering if the vaccine is safe for them and their babies. A physician-scientist explains.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
COVID-19 vaccines have very specific storage requirements that make shipping a difficult task. Two ideas – fulfillment centers and cross-docking – could help overcome some distribution challenges.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Millions of Americans say they won't get the vaccine. Will money change their minds? And is luring them with cash the right approach?
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~10 min
The side effects of new SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are a result of immune system activation. While uncomfortable, they are both normal and expected. They are a sign that the vaccine is working.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~9 min