Few Parents Intend to Have Very Young Children Vaccinated Against Covid

In a new survey, 43 percent of parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years said they would refuse the shots for their kids. An additional 27 percent were uncertain.

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Abortion Insurance Coverage Is Now Much More Complicated

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, abortion benefits will depend even more on where a woman lives and who provides her insurance.

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Covid Vaccine Misinformation Still Fuels Fears Surrounding Pregnancy, a New Study Finds.

Health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommend that pregnant women get vaccinated against the coronavirus as soon as possible, to protect both maternal and fetal health.

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Getting Covid Shots in the Littlest Arms Might Not Be That Easy

Authorization is one step; it’ll take time to resolve confusion and hesitancy.

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What’s Going on With Vaccines for Kids Under 5?

It’s confusing, but don’t freak out.

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Wary Parents Are Target of New Appeals to Vaccinate Children 5-11

Getting more young school-age children vaccinated is crucial for ending the pandemic, public health officials say, and many are focusing on that group.

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Who Are the Unvaccinated in America? There’s No One Answer.

One segment of people who have avoided shots is vehemently opposed to the idea. But there is a second group, surveys suggest, that is still deciding.

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What if the Unvaccinated Can’t Be Persuaded?

To reach herd immunity, we need a different approach. 

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US Vaccine Rate: 70% May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests

The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment.

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70 Percent Covid Vaccination Rate May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests

The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment.

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Many Unvaccinated Latinos in the U.S. Want the Shot, New Survey Finds

Issues of access and fears of employment and immigration consequences have kept their Covid vaccination rates low, the findings suggest.

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Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19, Poll Shows

The new survey also found that only 9 percent of adults who hadn’t gotten the shot planned to do so, suggesting the country is nearing the limit of people planning to get immunized.

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Poll Shows Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19

The new survey also found that only 9 percent of adults who hadn’t gotten the shot planned to do so, suggesting the country is nearing the limit of people planning to get immunized.

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Black and Hispanic Communities Grapple With Vaccine Misinformation

The false information arrives on social media and fringe news sites, influencing people already facing other hurdles to getting vaccinated. Some activists are going door to door to counter it.

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Black People Need Better Covid-19 Vaccine Access, Not Better Vaccine Attitudes

The focus on “hesitancy” as the driver of lower Covid-19 vaccination rates misses the real problem, and opportunity.

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Good News About the Coronavirus Vaccine Is Becoming Contagious

Polls show that pervasive skepticism is melting, partly because of the high efficacy rates in trials and the images of real people getting the shot.

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Trump Claims Credit for Vaccines. Some of His Backers Don’t Want to Take Them.

A deep distrust of the government is fueling vaccine hesitancy among Republicans, who are more likely than Democrats to resist being inoculated against Covid-19.

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ACA Open Enrollment: What If You Make Too Much for a Subsidy?

Millions of middle-income earners may find that paying for their own health care is a huge burden. Here are some tips.

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Medicare’s Choices Have Grown, but Many Americans Don’t Review Options

A new study shows that more than half of enrollees don’t review or compare their coverage options annually.

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Workers With Health Insurance Face Rising Out-of-Pocket Costs

A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows annual premiums for a family now top $21,000, and deductibles have more than doubled since 2010.

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Tsunami or Ripple? The Pandemic’s Mental Toll Is an Open Question

Some health officials have forecast a steep rise in new mental health disorders. Others say the impact isn’t likely to last.

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Why People Are Still Avoiding the Doctor (It’s Not the Virus)

At first, people delayed medical care for fear of catching Covid. But as the pandemic caused staggering unemployment, medical care has become unaffordable for many.

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The Brother Killer

Many factors make blacks, especially black men, particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

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