vaccine

When the quest for a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine began we had only previous vaccine development to guide our expectations

By Ask the Doctors • January 15, 2021

More questions about the coronavirus vaccine are answered

By Ask the Doctors • January 11, 2021

Fears about the coronavirus vaccine are spreading, but most aren't valid.

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • December 9, 2020

Timeline will be updated as new information is announced

By Sandy Cohen • December 4, 2020

This vocabulary guide will help you make sense of the latest developments

By Sandy Cohen • December 1, 2020

The first doses are now being distributed

By Sandy Cohen • November 25, 2020

Dear Doctors: I'm 23 years old and hardly ever get sick, not even a cold. I usually skip getting a flu shot, but my dad keeps telling my brother and me that it's really important to get one this year. Can you explain why? Is it going to protect us [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 2, 2020

Understanding symptoms and what they mean

By uclahealth • September 10, 2020
Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious viral illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs. It can be mild to severe, and even lead to hospitalization or death. As we head into flu season the best way to protect yourself and your family is to [...]
By uclahealth • October 23, 2018
Dear Doctor: My daughter took her kids to the pediatrician the other day for their chickenpox vaccinations. Now, because I had chickenpox as a child, she's after me to get a shingles vaccine. What is shingles, and what's the connection to chickenpox? Dr. Elizabeth Ko [...]
By Ask the Doctors • February 26, 2018