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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

COVID; Pediatrics

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.

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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.

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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.

COVID; Pediatrics

More kids are being hospitalized with COVID-19 daily. As parents, we can do better.

As child COVID-19 cases hit record levels, a frontline pediatrician and mom urges parents to do more to protect all kids – including hers – at school.

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Expert advice on school safety during the Delta surge

Children and teachers in North Texas are heading back to school, but the emergence of the Delta variant and rapidly rising COVID-19 case counts have fueled new concerns about the safety of in-person learning. Dr. Jeffrey McKinney, one of UT Southwestern's pediatric infectious diseases experts, shares tips to keep kids safe.

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How to talk to COVID-19 vaccine holdouts: Calm fears, correct myths

Is there anything you can say to a reluctant friend or family member to persuade them COVID-19 vaccination is the right choice for them? The short answer is: 'yes,' says UT Southwestern's Sonja Bartolome. M.D.