World Immunization Week 2021

World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Visit the WHO website for more about this year’s observance.

What you need to know as J&J vaccine administration begins again

In this recent interview, Dr. Kawsar Talaat advises those at greater risk for developing blood clots after vaccine administration to discuss risks and benefits with their health care provider or other trusted person in order to make an informed decision on what vaccine may be best for them.  Full story here…  


Using the new Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to create equity and trust

If the newly-approved one dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is offered in low-income and minority communities in preference to their Pfizer and Moderna counterparts, will it be perceived as another slight by these communities due to questions surrounding it’s effectiveness?  Public health and bioethics experts Drs. Ruth Karron and Ruth Faden discuss an option […]


Booster shots, second-generation vaccines: COVID-19 vaccine makers rush to adapt to coronavirus variants

CIR Principal Investigator Dr. Durbin discusses plans for COVID-19 vaccine makers to combat new virus strains while continuing the roll out of currently licensed vaccines. 


VERIFY: Here’s When Kids as Young as 12 Might be able to get a COVID-19 Vaccine

Some parents and children are wondering when the licensed COVID-19 vaccines will become available to children younger than 16 years old. NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and CIR Principal Investigator Dr. Kawsar Talaat are featured in this WUSA9 story which aims to verify the vaccine roll-out timeline for children in this age group.


Dr. Ruth Karron Dispels Myths about COVID-19 Vaccines on The Brian Lehrer Show

Dr. Karron participated in the show’s third segment, called COVID-19 Vaccine 101, where she addressed topics like the nature of mRNA vaccines, vaccine hesitancy and myths including the unsubstantiated beliefs that COVID19 vaccines contain microchips and have the ability to change DNA.  


What’s the Difference Between EUAs and Vaccine Licensure?

CIR Director Dr. Ruth Karron and faculty member Jessica Atwell answer Frequently Asked Questions regarding EUAs and COVID vaccine licensure.

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