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Why pregnant women should resist ‘vaccine fatigue’

Vaccine fatigue is real and pregnant women are not immune. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., explains which vaccines are recommended during pregnancy and when.

Flu, COVID, and RSV vaccines: Who should get them and when

Along with the annual flu shot, a new COVID booster and RSV vaccine are available this fall. Julie Trivedi, M.D., explains who might qualify for these vaccines and when they should get them.

Yes, pregnant patients still need their flu shot

The flu shot is our best defense against influenza. Learn why this year it’s more important than ever for pregnant people to get vaccinated.

Omicron boosters: Do I need another COVID-19 shot, and when?

How to decide if and when you should get the new COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, which targets the main Omicron subvariants. A UT Southwestern expert explains.

Monkeypox facts for pregnant and breastfeeding patients

As monkeypox spreads, pregnant and breastfeeding patients are raising concerns. Get facts about prevention and treatment in this Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

What Texans need to know about monkeypox

The risk of monkeypox infection in the U.S. is currently low, though global numbers are increasing. In this MedBlog, Helen King, M.D., discusses the evolving outbreak.

Sizing up the second booster: If, and when, to get another COVID-19 shot

The CDC recommended a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people 50 and over, but many people are wondering if they need it with case counts remaining low. Two UT Southwestern Infectious Diseases experts weigh in.

What women should know about chickenpox, vaccination, and pregnancy

Chickenpox can present a danger to pregnant women and their babies. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer explains who may be at risk and what complications chickenpox can cause.

Maternal vaccination reduces newborn COVID-19 hospitalization risk by 61%

Similar to whooping cough outcomes, newborns are 61% less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 if their birth moms are vaccinated in pregnancy. Learn more.

Straight answers on Omicron, the fast-moving COVID-19 variant

The highly contagious Omicron variant came on quickly, creating more questions and confusion. UT Southwestern experts provide answers.

Understanding Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant of concern

Omicron, the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa, is coming to the U.S. Here's what you need to know from Trish Perl, M.D., Chief of Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern.

Fighting 8 common flu myths with facts from our experts

8 infectious diseases experts from UT Southwestern deliver the facts about the flu and how to prevent it this season.

Top 10 questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11

A pediatric infectious diseases expert with 30 years experience explains why COVID-19 vaccines for kids 5-11 are safe, effective, and the most effective tool we have to defeat this virus.

My brother delayed his COVID-19 vaccine. His health, family, and business paid the price.

Unvaccinated people are more likely to get COVID-19 and be hospitalized for it. Anthony Darrell didn’t think it could happen to him – even though his sister, Sonja Bartolome, M.D., urged him to get the shot.

Look beyond breakthrough infections to address COVID-19’s core problems

The increased focus on breakthrough infections, which remain rare and mostly mild, is obscuring the fact that vaccine hesitancy and resistance to mask wearing in public continues to fuel the pandemic.