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Notice a strange rash days after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say it's a good thing.

Notice a strange rash days after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say it's a good thing.

IDAHO — Those getting a COVID-19 vaccine dose have either had no reactions at all, a few side effects, or full flu-like symptoms. One side effect in particular that has become common is “COVID arm." The red, splotchy rash is a reaction after a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, also known as “COVID arm.”
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Can You Still Spread The COVID-19 Virus After You Have Received the Vaccine?

Can You Still Spread The COVID-19 Virus After You Have Received the Vaccine?

Even though someone receives the COVID vaccine and their body is building immunity, they may not be entirely immune yet and can act unknowingly as carriers of the disease. This scenario can happen even if they have no apparent symptoms (known as being asymptomatic) and can be very dangerous.
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Risks Of An Allergic Reaction To The COVID-19 Vaccine

Risks Of An Allergic Reaction To The COVID-19 Vaccine

With the FDA emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 11, 2020 and the Moderna vaccine on December 18, 2020, the Allergy Group recommends the following guidance for physicians and other providers related to risk of an allergic reaction on vaccination.
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A Primer on mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines

A Primer on mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines

The vaccines produced by Pfizer (to be reviewed by the FDA on December 10th) and Moderna (to be reviewed by the FDA on December 17th) will be the first 2 vaccines approved. Both should be approved this month with distribution beginning within days of FDA approval.
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Why is Flu Bad for Asthmatics? Find out!

Why is Flu Bad for Asthmatics? Find out!

Having asthma does not increase your risk of getting Flu infection, but Flu can become more serious for asthmatic people, even if their asthma is mild and well controlled by drugs.
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Come get your Flu Shot - even with egg allergy!

Come get your Flu Shot - even with egg allergy!

Influenza (also called the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. Each year, about 10–20% of Americans get the flu. Almost 36,000 Americans die from flu-related complications such as pneumonia and acute respiratory disease. Particularly increased risk is known in very young children, people age 65 and older, and people who have chronic medical conditions such as asthma.How is influenza spread?Influenza is a contagious disease that attacks the respiratory tract (nose, t...
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Fact - Check the Republican Debate “Vaccine” Comment: No link between Autism and Vaccination

Fact - Check the Republican Debate “Vaccine” Comment: No link between Autism and Vaccination

During the Republican debate this past Wednesday 9/ 16/15, false comments about linking vaccine to autism and the schedule of vaccines were made. This was much to the dismay of pediatricians and family practitioners, who are tirelessly working to vaccinate and prevent life threatening infectious diseases in children. Immediately American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to th...
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Asthma and Allergies: Tips during the holiday season!

Asthma and Allergies: Tips during the holiday season!

The possibility of having an asthma or allergy attack for people with allergies and asthma or other respiratory diseases occurs all throughout the year. However, there are hidden triggers that may affect your health during holiday season.
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Time to get a flu shot if you haven't yet : Can you get flu vaccine if you are allergic to eggs?

Time to get a flu shot if you haven't yet : Can you get flu vaccine if you are allergic to eggs?

Each year, about 10–20% of Americans get the flu. Almost 36,000 Americans die from flu-related complications such as pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.
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