COVID Vaccines with Pregnant or Breastfeeding Moms

Below is an opinion based article and not meant to be medical advice. Please discuss any medical decisions while pregnant with your personal physician. In the pediatric realm we get many questions involving pregnant or breastfeeding moms and what medications are considered ok during those times. Many moms receive their flu booster or Tdap duringContinue reading “COVID Vaccines with Pregnant or Breastfeeding Moms”

How Are the COVID Vaccines Working in the Real World?

If you caught my previous posts on the various SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, you would see that I made an initial error, confusing the terms efficacy and effectiveness. One has to do with how well the vaccine works in a set trial, where the other has to do with how well it works in the real world.Continue reading “How Are the COVID Vaccines Working in the Real World?”

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Review

It is the end of February, cases seem to be plateauing in many areas, and we now have approval for a third COVID vaccine.  As I did in my previous articles on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, I will discuss the use of this specific vaccine, dosing, efficacy, and side effect profiles.  I will NOTContinue reading “Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Review”

Pfizer mRNA Vaccine and Reported Side Effects

Disclaimer: Although I am a medical professional, the information below is for your education only and not meant to be medical advice.  Please consult with your physician to determine if you are safe to receive any current or future vaccines involving SARS-CoV-2.  On (12/10/2020), the CBER and VRBPAC will meet to discuss emergency use ofContinue reading “Pfizer mRNA Vaccine and Reported Side Effects”

The Vaccine

Addendum: I accidentally used the term “effectiveness” rather than “efficacy” when discussing the vaccines below – this has been edited. That is what happens when you type things up at 11 PM…yay for being imperfect. With Thanksgiving a week behind us and Christmas around the corner, there has been a lot of discussion on travelContinue reading “The Vaccine”

To School or Not to School? That is the Question

I recently posted about my medical opinion on kids and wearing masks in school.  I discussed their purpose and how they prevent the spread of infection.  However, many parents, and even school districts, wonder if we are rushing into things too soon.  Some areas of the country are seeing a steady rate of SARS-CoV-2 cases, while others areContinue reading “To School or Not to School? That is the Question”

Masks and Why They Work For School

Ever since SARS-CoV-2 came to the United States there has been an ever changing influence on our daily lives.  Our kids have been no exception, having to leave in-person school early.  As parents we attempted to accomplish eLearning at home while holding down a job and keeping the peace in the house.  I think many parents quickly learnedContinue reading “Masks and Why They Work For School”