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Coronavirus FAQ: I'm Vaccinated. I Thought I Could Give Up Masks! But Should I?

July 26
Sheila Mulrooney Eldred / NPR

Yes, that was the plan. Then along came the delta variant. And now people who are vaccinated are wondering: Are there circumstances in which a mask would be advisable?

Teens Asked, We Answered: The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccines

July 24
Pien Huang / NPR

Nope, they won't put a microchip in you. And the side effects usually aren't that bad. And if you want to get your HPV shot at the same time, that totally works. Read on for these and more answers.

The Lambda Variant: What You Should Know And Why Experts Say Not To Panic

July 22
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

Cases of the variant have popped up in several states. But neither the WHO nor the CDC considers it a variant of concern, and the fast-spreading delta variant continues to dominate U.S. cases.

A coronavirus patient lies on a bed surrounded ...

Uptick In COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Likely Due To Delta Variant

July 19
By Matt Hoffman

Health officials are beginning to notice cases of COVID-19 slightly rising, a trend that is likely due to the Delta variant, which is now the dominant strain in California.

Coronavirus FAQ: I'm Vaccinated And Confused. Do I Need To Mask Up Or Not?

June 29
Sheila Mulrooney Eldred / NPR

A World Health Organization representative just advised wearing masks after vaccination. The CDC has a different perspective. We asked public health specialists to weigh in.

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria speaking in front o...

Holland America Says Cruise Ships Coming Back To San Diego, Vaccinations Required

June 21
By Matt Hoffman

Cruising is coming back to San Diego and COVID-19 vaccinations are at the heart of the industry's comeback.

A sign is pictured outside of Rady Children's h...

Health Officials Encouraging Teens To Get Vaccinated As Summer Break Begins

June 18
By Matt Hoffman

While vaccination rates are high for adults in San Diego, numbers for kids 17 to 12 years old are not at herd immunity levels yet.

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

San Diego County Reports First Person To Die Of COVID-19 After Being Vaccinated

June 9
By John Carroll

It's the county's first "breakthrough" case - where a person died from COVID after being vaccinated. The county said she was 70-years old and had "many underlying health conditions."

A patient gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at B...

Expert Says COVID-19 Booster Shots May Be Recommended By Winter

June 3
By Matt Hoffman

Just under 2 million San Diegans have been given their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but it remains unclear if a third booster shot will be needed in the near future.

Coronavirus FAQ: I Had COVID. Should I Get The Vaccine?

May 21
Sheila Mulrooney Eldred / NPR

While natural infection does seem to provide some immunity, studies suggest that it is short term. Vaccination, on the other hand, provides more robust immunity.

Visual Explainer: Why Some Coronavirus Variants Are More Contagious Than Others

May 19
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR

This animated video uses puzzle pieces to show how a coronavirus binds to a cell's surface — and what happens when a mutation occurs.

In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, a woman walks...

State Resumes Annual Inspections of California Nursing Homes

May 18
By Amita Sharma

The California Department of Public Health suspended routine state surveys of nursing homes in March of 2020, at the start of the pandemic.

FAQ: What You Need To Know About Pfizer's COVID Vaccine And Adolescents

May 10
Pien Huang / NPR

Adolescents age 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the FDA says. Buy when and where, and what about younger kids? You have questions. We have answers.

Coronavirus FAQ: Am I Legally (And Ethically) Bound To Say If I Got A COVID Vaccine?

May 7
Fran Kritz / NPR

Let's say you are vaccinated. Do you have to tell everybody? Anybody? Is it legal (and ethical) not to share?

Coronavirus FAQ: What Does It Mean If My Ears Ring Or Toes Hurt After A Vaccine?

April 23
Pranav Baskar / NPR

There are some side effects that are pretty common: sore arm, headache, fatigue, fever. But people are saying they've got other, wackier reactions. Is it the vaccine — or something else?

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