News/Outbreaks


Important Things to Know About Monkeypox Right Now

  With so much information spreading (not all of it factual) here are the most important things to know about monkeypox right now:   Monkeypox is spread through close...


Answering Your Questions About COVID Vaccines for Babies and Kids Under 5

Good news for parents – COVID vaccines are now available for children ages 6 months to 5 years old! We’re here to answer all of your questions about the...


Everything You Need to Know About the Latest COVID-19 Booster Recommendations

Are you boosted against COVID-19? Do you know if you’re eligible for your second booster? We’ve pulled together the information you need to understand the latest booster recommendations as...


Let’s Talk About Flu Vaccine Effectiveness

  Editor’s Note: As of June 2022, the CDC announced new data that shows that the flu vaccine’s effectiveness this year was about 35% against infection, much higher than...


Experts Update Recommendations on COVID-19 Booster Doses and Review Latest Vaccine Safety Data

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been several changes to the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine recommendations. This week, the CDC updated their booster and third dose recommendations for...


Do COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Myocarditis?

NOTE: This post was last updated on December 23, 2021. We will continue to update it as more information becomes available. In November 2021, the CDC’s advisory group (ACIP)...


Connecticut Ends Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions for Schools, Daycares

Connecticut has removed all non-medical vaccine exemptions for children in schools and daycares. The state legislature’s vote came after three years of debate and record-breaking hours of public testimony....


Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Cause Blood Clots?

Last updated on December 20, 2021. We will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.  On December 16, 2021, the CDC’s advisory committee unanimously voted to...


New Anti-vaccine Documentary on Racism in Healthcare Is Full of Harmful Falsehoods

Medical Racism: The New Apartheid is a new documentary being promoted by anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Rather than shed light on the very real racism in healthcare,...


Why Is Every Death After a COVID-19 Vaccine Investigated?

NOTE: Updated December 20, 2021.  Public health organizations take vaccine safety very seriously — and for good reason. We get vaccinated to prevent deaths. So when deaths are reported...