There are new COVID-19 strains emerging around the world and making their way to the U.S. We discuss this topic with Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, FACP, Infectious Disease doctor at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.
Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discussed the current COVID-19 surge, how caregivers are handling the steady pressure, the rollout of the vaccine, and how the pandemic has changed the role of c-suite leaders. (Fireside Chat Podcast, January 6, 2021)
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, spoke about how his team is studying new variants of the novel coronavirus, which have been found in four U.S. states so far, to determine how effective COVID-19 vaccines are on these mutations. (Good Morning America, January 5, 2021)
Brian Hollenbeck, MD, of New England Baptist Hospital, discussed the strain on hospitals, vaccine distribution, and new COVID-19 variants. (WCVB, January 4, 2021)
Robin Colgrove, MD, of Mount Auburn Hospital, discussed the British variant of COVID-19 now present in four U.S. states. (Boston 25 News, January 4, 2021)
Get information on the new COVID-19 strain that has been detected in other parts of the world now found in the United States. Learn what you should do to stay safe.
Beth Israel Lahey Health staff were featured in the news in 2020 discussing COVID-19, the vaccine, and our response to the pandemic. Peruse articles here.
None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain a live COVID-19 virus, so you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccines.
Short-term side effects from COVID-19 vaccines are similar to other symptoms you may experience after a vaccination.
After you've received a COVID-19 vaccine it takes time to be fully effective, and you may still catch COVID and have mild symptoms, so it’s important to still take precautions after getting vaccinated.
In this video, Dr. Ai-Ris Collier, a BIDMC Maternal Fetal Medicine OBGYN, explains whether you can get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are pregnant or lactating.
BIDMC Emergency Department Technician Olivia Tom received her first COVID-19 vaccination shot in December. She joins us to share what it was like.