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Vaccination Against COVID 'Does Not Mean Immunity' For People With Organ Transplants

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| For most people, COVID-19 vaccines promise a return to something akin to normal life. But for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have a transplanted organ, it's a different story.

Oregon Public Health Workers Race To Vaccinate 'Extreme Risk' Counties

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Fifteen Oregon counties are designated "extreme risk" for COVID-19 due to high infection rates. Linn County's public health office is working to convince residents to get their shots.

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Giving 2 Doses Of Different COVID-19 Vaccines Could Boost Immune Response

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Using two different COVID-19 vaccines is a bit like giving the immune system two pictures of the virus, maybe one face-on and one in profile.

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Can't Help Falling In Love With A Vaccine: How Polio Campaign Beat Vaccine Hesitancy

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This isn't the first big vaccine rollout, and the past holds lessons for the pandemic present. Here's a look at how the polio vaccine overcame U.S. hesitancy.

An Artist And A Scientist Take On The Stigma Of Addiction

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The nation's top addiction scientist has teamed up with a prominent artist to let people know that substance use disorder is a disease, not a moral failure.

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COVID 'Doesn't Discriminate By Age': Serious Cases On The Rise In Younger Adults

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With older adults vaccinated, doctors say a greater share of their COVID-19 patients are in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, as more contagious variants circulate among people who are still unvaccinated.

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Need A COVID-19 Vaccine? Biden Admin Launches GETVAX Textline And Other Search Tools

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The Biden administration announced a website and text line to help people find COVID-19 vaccines near where they live. It's a new and improved version of VaccineFinder, which launched in February.

U.S. Vaccinations May Be Reaching A Tipping Point To Stop The Virus, Experts Say

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New coronavirus cases are at their lowest level since October. Some health experts think the vaccination campaign deserves credit for tamping down the U.S. outbreak. But will the downturn last?

An Alzheimer's Drug May Boost Cognition In People With Fragile X Syndrome

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An experimental medicine seems to ease symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disabilities and autism.

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