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What is The New COVID Variant in the USA?

What is The New COVID Variant in the USA?

There is a new COVID variant in the USA, but how does it compare to the Delta variant? Does this new variant pose more of a challenge, or do we need to focus on other strains right now? Also, how should we prepare our bodies for the upcoming winter illnesses?  While...
Why Do We Need Booster Vaccines?

Why Do We Need Booster Vaccines?

In mid-August, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed their emergency use authorizations for two of the vaccines to allow additional doses for specific groups. Why do we need booster vaccines if we already got our COVID shot? What kinds of boosters are there,...
What Are The COVID Variants?

What Are The COVID Variants?

Over the last year, the COVID virus has developed into many different variants. What are the variants of the virus, and how do we protect against these infectious diseases?  What are the COVID variants?  The newest SARS COV-2 variants come from the virus constantly...
What Does FDA Approval Really Mean?

What Does FDA Approval Really Mean?

FDA approval has been a buzzword since the COVID vaccines were developed. But what does FDA approval really mean? And why is a full approval of the COVID vaccine so important?  In short, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates and approves substances like...
Can Flu Shots Help Protect Against COVID?

Can Flu Shots Help Protect Against COVID?

Can flu shots help protect against COVID? Though it sounds unlikely, a new study has shown that those who are vaccinated against the flu and test positive for COVID-19 might have fewer symptoms than those with no vaccine. How can that be?  Although this hasn’t been...
Free Back to School Vaccines

Free Back to School Vaccines

For the week 8/16-8/20, we’re proud to offer back-to-school vaccines for children in the Pasadena area! These school vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine are approved for children 12 and up. The *Pfizer vaccine will also be available for adults, but there will not...
What is National Health Center Week?

What is National Health Center Week?

With a very important holiday coming up, we wanted to answer questions like: “What is National Health Center Week?” and “Why do we celebrate it?” Find the answer to these questions and more in the following blog post.  National Health Center Week is a celebration of...