Health Topics

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Immunizations

Immunizations (vaccines) offer protection from various types of infections and diseases, from seasonal flu to diphtheria.

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COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers

FDA advisers voted unanimously to recommend emergency-use authorization for Moderna and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines for young children. A Mayo Clinic expert shares what this means for parents.

June 22, 2022

Even grown-ups needs vaccinations

Adults outgrow many things, but not the need to keep up on vaccinations. From pneumonia to tetanus, adult vaccines reduce illnesses. Learn which ones adults need and what they do.

Abby Bartz CNP By Abby Bartz June 8, 2022

What should you do if you have COVID-19 or flu?

Unsure if you have flu or COVID-19? Symptoms can be similar. Find out what to do and how to self-manage.

Muhanad Mohamed, M.D. By Muhanad Mohamed December 6, 2021

Facts about flu

Flu season is just around the corner. Learn how to put up your best defense and decrease your chances of getting the flu.

Jeffrey Green MD By Jeffrey Green November 1, 2021

Quick, easy online scheduling for COVID-19 test offers reassurance to traveling family

When Mark Veldhuizen started showing COVID-19 symptoms while traveling with his family, as someone with cancer, he knew he needed to be seen quickly. Through online scheduling, he got an appointment the next morning.

October 6, 2021

Schedule flu vaccinations through Patient Online Services, Mayo Clinic App

Put up your best defense by scheduling a flu vaccination through Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App — it's convenient. Select the date, time and location that's best for you.

October 4, 2021

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

Talking to your kids about vaccines

Are your kids asking questions about COVID-19 and other vaccines? Get kid-friendly answers and tips for discussing vaccines.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson May 11, 2021

Protect your child with proper vaccinations

You protect your child and community when you vaccinate. Learn about the benefits, how vaccinations work, possible side effects and recommended childhood vaccines.

Jessica Sheehy PAC By Jessica Sheehy April 6, 2021

Vaccine safety: 6 common questions answered

With all the talk about COVID-19 vaccines, you may wonder about safety. Get answers to 6 common questions.

Lisa Hayes MD By Lisa Hayes December 4, 2020

Childhood vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are thoughtful about bringing children to public spaces, including clinics. However, families should keep children on the recommended vaccine schedule. Learn why.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson December 3, 2020

Get vaccinated early for flu

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 28, 2020