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Nerdy Girls Live 11/17/23

Vaccines Videos

Those Nerdy Girls answer your questions about fall vaccines for COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Hosted by: – Ashley Ritter, APRN, PhD: TNG Founding Member & Contributing Writer – Chana Davis, PhD: TNG Contributing Writer & Founder of Fueled by Science ➡️ Welcome and Intros (0:00-0:59) ➡️ Who needs an RSV vaccine and why? What is Read more…

Does the Novavax COVID-19 cause fewer side effects?


The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine (Nuvaxovid) causes slightly fewer side effects on average, but the difference is modest at best. People who get the Novavax shot are somewhat less likely to report symptoms at the injection site (e.g. soreness) or throughout the body (e.g. fatigue). Mild to moderate side effects are still very common with Novavax. Read more…

Yes, everyone should get the updated Covid vaccine.


For better viewing with links, read this on our Substack. —————————————————————— Last month, the CDC recommended that everyone in the U.S. 6 months and older receive an updated Covid vaccine targeting the XBB.1.5 variant. Since then, some notable voices, including Paul Offit, have publicly questioned whether the updated vaccine is needed for those who are not in a Read more…

Updated COVID vaccines are now FDA and CDC approved and available soon in the US!


TL;DR: Everyone older than 6 months is eligible for the updated COVID19 vaccine. The new vaccine targets the most common circulating variants and should be available later this week. –On Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Moderna and Pfizer’s monovalent COVID vaccines updated to target the XBB.1.5 variant. This means that The FDA Read more…

💥 Some Good News! BA.2.86 is looking less scary than we thought.

COVID Variants Vaccines

As we covered last week, the new BA.2.86 variant raised eyebrows because of its high number of mutations, which made it look as different from current variants as Omicron was from Delta. Since then, we’ve gotten new data from several different laboratories testing the behavior of BA.2.86. All reached similar conclusions which were reassuring: ➡️ Read more…