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What You Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

“With the new omicron variant, this is the time to encourage people to get their vaccines," said South Shore Health infectious diseases expert Simone Wildes, MD. "And if you’re eligible for a booster, I would encourage that as well,” she said. “It’s not just to protect yourself, but also those around you who need extra protection.”

What You Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

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All About Self-Swab COVID-19 Testing at South Shore Medical Center

Get the details you need prior to your COVID-19 test appointment at South Shore Medical Center.

All About Self-Swab COVID-19 Testing at South Shore Medical Center

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What to Know about At-Home Testing for COVID-19

With the holiday season upon us, many South Shore residents will have plans to spend time with loved ones. At-home COVID-19 tests can offer additional peace of mind prior to your holiday gatherings.

What to Know about At-Home Testing for COVID-19

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​​​​​​​Pediatricians Answer Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

During a recent virtual question-and-answer session, pediatricians Jeremy Warhaftig, MD and Richard Kauff, MD answered a number of questions on the subject of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 years old.

​​​​​​​Pediatricians Answer Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds

Earlier this week, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved the distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children...

Frequently Asked Questions about the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds

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Five Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

​​​​​​​COVID-19 booster shots are coming soon, but not everyone will be eligible for a third dose initially. Debate continues among the scientific community about whether COVID-19 vaccine boosters are yet needed for the general public, ages 16 and up.

Five Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

A group of happy-looking children stands outside of their classroom preparing for the first day of school. Wearing masks due to COVID-19.

How to Help Children Transition Back to School in a New World

The return to school brings with it a unique set of new challenges, as many children who had gotten acclimated to remote learning and social distancing are now facing a full-time return to in-person learning.

How to Help Children Transition Back to School in a New World

A young child sits with her mother as a nurse swabs her arm prior to receiving a vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & Teens: Your Questions, Answered

​​​​​​​As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues in the United States, vaccination is now an option for younger patients. This has led to a number of vaccine-related questions from parents.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & Teens: Your Questions, Answered

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The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Pause: What You Need to Know

First of all: Don't panic if you recently received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, says Todd Ellerin, MD, Director of Infectious Disease.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Pause: What You Need to Know