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Don't skip your flu shot this year

Put up your best defense. It's time for your seasonal flu shot. Learn why it's more important than ever to be vaccinated.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson September 27, 2021
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COVID-19 symptoms to watch for in children, teens

When your child gets sick, you want to help them feel better. If they are diagnosed with COVID-19, find out about the symptoms you should watch for and what to do to help them recover.

Jeremy Forster, M.D. By Jeremy Forster September 23, 2021
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Flu shots and COVID-19

All the safety measures that prevent COVID-19 also prevent flu. With masking and social distancing requirements relaxed, it's time to get a flu shot to protect yourself and your family from influenza.

September 20, 2021
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COVID-19 variants, what to know about mutations

A new COVID-19 variant called B.1621, or mu, is being monitored by scientists. Read how variants are classified and what you need to know today.

September 13, 2021
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An ounce of prevention: Preparing for another COVID-19 wave

Four physicians share their thoughts on the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the upper Midwest, and provide tips on what you can do to protect yourself and others.

Sumit Bhagra MD By Sumit Bhagra September 2, 2021
Brian Whited MD By Brian Whited September 2, 2021
Jason WrayRaabolle MD By Jason Wray-Raabolle September 2, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked

You've likely heard about the new COVID-19 vaccines, but what should you believe? We'll set the record straight on some of the circulating myths.

September 2, 2021
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Common questions about COVID-19 vaccinations answered

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool to help stop the ongoing pandemic. Here are answers to the most common questions.

August 27, 2021
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What you need to know about COVID-19 boosters

A Mayo Clinic expert answers questions about COVID-19 booster shots, which may be available in the U.S. as soon as this fall.

August 24, 2021
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FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA gave Pfizer the first full approval for COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 23. Get the details.

August 24, 2021
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Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine available to immunocompromised

Mayo Clinic will administer an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine to moderately or severely immunocompromised people 12 and older. Find out what you need to know.

August 17, 2021
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COVID-19 third dose for immunocompromised people: What does the term mean?

The FDA has approved emergency use authorization for a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for some immunocompromised people. Learn what this term means and how to know if a booster is right for you.

August 16, 2021
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COVID-19 Q&A: 2021 flu season, beyond

What's in store for the 2021 flu season? A Mayo Clinic expert considers COVID-19 prospects and discusses advances in testing developed during the pandemic.

August 4, 2021