Many cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis start with a dull, pounding headache that turns severe. A stroke specialist shares other symptoms plus management advice in recipients of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.
People with multiple sclerosis fare about as well as other populations following SARS-CoV-2 infection, but ambulation disability and a few other factors raise the risk of a worse clinical course.
Technology-driven automation has ensured that Cleveland Clinic is able to vaccinate as many people as possible all while navigating a difficult landscape.
In addition to producing potent neutralizing antibodies, the candidate vaccine may not require strict temperature control. Progress toward human studies continues.
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A small, but not insignificant number of people develop unilateral axillary adenopathy in the days following vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Diagnostic radiologist Laura Dean, MD, explains that these nodes can be palpable and visible on screening mammograms. Follow-up is required, but the condition is often a natural immune response that resolves on its own.
A hematologist/oncologist offers context for patients who might be hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Historical disparities and distrust of institutions can’t be fixed overnight, but when it comes to addressing vaccine hesitancy among minorities and low-income populations, Dr. Lee Kirksey believes in transparency and patient-empowering communications.
The efficacy of the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines bodes well for the continued research and development of cancer vaccines.
Anaphylaxis following COVID-19 vaccination is being reported, but as of now recommendations concerning the vaccines and their administration have not changed.
Given the increased risk associated with COVID-19 in pregnancy, COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant or lactating patients who desire the vaccine and meet the criteria for vaccination.