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Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs: What's Up With Side Effects? Should You Still Double Mask?

April 9
Pranav Baskar / NPR

So, you've successfully scored a vaccine — or at least an appointment. Congrats! That's amazing news, seriously! Now what about those side effects? And do you have to keep up that double masking?

FAQ: What Is A Vaccine 'Passport,' And What Are These Credentials Used For?

April 8
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

These digital credentials could return us to normal life more quickly, but they have stirred controversy in some quarters.

Coronavirus FAQs: What Should I Do With My Vaccine Card? Is Choir Practice OK Now?

April 2
Pranav Baskar / NPR

We ponder your pandemic questions. This week's topics: vaccine cards (including whether to laminate or not), group singing sessions and CBD products.

Coronavirus FAQ: To Travel Or Not To Travel? Plus, Tattoos And Vaccines Can Mix

March 26
Sheila Mulrooney Eldred / NPR

Airports are getting busier, but the CDC hasn't issued new guidelines for vaccinated folks. What's a wannabe traveler to do? And is it OK to get a vaccine if you just got tattooed? Or have no spleen?

A woman checking in at a new COVID-19 testing a...

Mexican Consulate In San Diego Offers COVID-19 Vaccines

March 23
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County officials are working with the Mexican consulate to make COVID-19 vaccines available.

A vial of a COVID-19 vaccine at the CSU San Mar...

San Diego Nursing Homes Opening To Visitors With Restrictions

March 9
By Amita Sharma

In San Diego, fully vaccinated residents can have visitors in their room if the visitors have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two days. Restrictions will loosen as case rates go down.

Pictured above is Zakia Azimi, Mariam Barakozoy...

Families, Advocates Pushing California To Reopen Nursing Homes

March 8
By Amita Sharma

As COVID-19 vaccinations near completion and cases drop 98 percent, there's growing pressure on the state to allow families to visit nursing home residents inside their rooms.

Coronavirus FAQ: Does It Make Your Hair Fall Out?

March 6
Sheila Mulrooney Eldred / NPR

The term "hair loss" has been googled a lot during this pandemic. What's going on?

Got Questions About Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine? We Have Answers

March 4
Maria Godoy / NPR

The third COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. requires one shot instead of two, and works a slightly different way from the others. Here's what we know about its safety and effectiveness.

Coronavirus FAQs: Mammograms, Vaccine Ingredients ... And Dogs Who Sniff Masks

Feb. 19
Sheila Mulrooney Eldred / NPR

Are there issues with having a mammogram right after a vaccine? Is there a list of vaccine ingredients — some people say they're scary. Also: My pooch loves to sniff discarded masks. Should I worry?

Tease photo for CDC Does Not Change COVID-19 Mask Gui...

CDC Does Not Change COVID-19 Mask Guidance

Feb. 18
By Erik Anderson

The CDC fails to answer a call from scientists requesting the agency to explain that COVID-19 is spread primarily by people inhaling small tiny virus tainted particles.

Tease photo for San Diego Scientists Among Group Call...

San Diego Scientists Among Group Calling On CDC To Tighten COVID-19 Guidance

Feb. 17
By Erik Anderson

Two local scientists are among those asking the CDC to do a better job of talking about how COVID-19 spreads.

Coronavirus FAQs: If I Have No Post-Vaccine Pain, Is It Working? Plus: Goat Dilemma!

Feb. 12
Maria Godoy / NPR

Readers are asking about vaccine protocols, the safest way to take off a mask, whether it's risky to engage in therapeutic cuddling sessions with goats.

Coronavirus FAQ: I'm Afraid Of Needles. Does The COVID-19 Vaccine Hurt?

Feb. 5
Sheila Mulrooney Eldred / NPR

There are those among us who are needle-phobic. So what's the verdict on the vaccine? And are there any techniques for easing any potential pain?

COVID-19 Vaccine: Will It Protect Against New Variants And Do You Need A 2nd Dose?

Feb. 2
Joanne Silberner / NPR

The spread of new strains raises new questions as two COVID-19 vaccines continue their rollout across the U.S. and another vaccine candidate preps for regulatory review. Here's what you need to know.

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