Talking About Vaccines With Dr. Hank Bernstein
In these short videos, Dr. Hank Bernstein, a Professor of Pediatrics at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and a voting member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee, commonly known as the ACIP, answers common questions about COVID-19 vaccines. The video series can also be accessed through a YouTube playlist.
- Do mRNA Vaccines Contain Antibiotics?
- What Is the Difference Between Vaccine Efficacy & Vaccine Effectiveness?
- What Stops the Body from Continuing to Produce the COVID-19 Spike Protein after Getting an mRNA Vaccine?
- Will Booster or Annual Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines Be Needed?
- How Long Will COVID-19 Vaccine Immunity Last?
- Does the Mutation of Coronavirus Affect the Capacity of Vaccines to Prevent Disease?
- Can Women Who Are Pregnant Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
- Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine If I Am Breastfeeding?
- Will I Be Able to Get the Coronavirus Vaccine at the Same Time as Other Vaccines?
- How Long Are People Contagious When They Are Sick with COVID-19?
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