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Understanding the One-Shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Since the first COVID-19 vaccines became available, healthcare professionals, community workers, and politicians alike have been urging anyone eligible for a vaccine to get one. With cases still circulating in the U.S. and new variants threatening to worsen conditions, mass vaccination appears to be the best way out of the pandemic. 

There are currently three COVID-19 vaccines Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), approved through Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the United States. The most recently approved vaccine, the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, was approved on February 27th, 2021, for all adults (18+). Over 1.5 million total vaccines have been administered in the country as of April 2, 2021. 

So, how does the J&J vaccine work, and how is it different (and similar) to the other vaccines available? In this post, we break down how the J&J vaccine works in the body and answer some common questions about the vaccine. 

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Honoring Healthcare Heroes Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Rollout During Black History Month

By Amy Bell

February is Black History Month—a time meant to celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and honor the significant impacts they have had on all facets of life throughout U.S. history. As we witness the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado, it is important to recognize that the development of this critical tool that will help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic would not have been possible without healthcare and scientific leaders from the Black community—leaders whose efforts, contributions and mark on society will be celebrated for years to come. Here we highlight just a few of these remarkable individuals:

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My Experience as a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participant

Guest Post by Angie Anderson

A year ago, no one could have imagined how different the world would be today. Pandemic life is hard: lock downs, capacity restrictions, masks, school shutdowns and online learning, and the worst part—climbing death counts. With a husband who works in the COVID-19 unit of the ICU, I realize how debilitating and potentially deadly a severe case of COVID-19 can be. I don’t want to get this virus and I don’t want to contribute to community spread either. For all these reasons, my family is anxiously awaiting a safe and effective vaccine, which is why I jumped at the chance to participate in a vaccine trial. Read more

Start the School Year Off Right With Vaccines!

As kids gear up to go back to school, we're reminding parents to check immunization off their back-to-school checklist!

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