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Introduction

There has been a lot of information in the news about COVID vaccines, including controversy, concerns and differing opinions. We thought it would be helpful to speak with some of our clinical experts here at Elsevier to provide some facts and get their views on the COVID vaccines. Dr. Margaret Hessen is an infectious disease physician and Director of our Point-of-Care team. Dr. Dale Hawthorne Whitby is a Doctor of Pharmacy and is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Clinical Drug Information.

Vaccine Q&A

There has been a lot of information in the news about COVID vaccines, including controversy, concerns and differing opinions. We thought it would be helpful to speak with some of our clinical experts here at Elsevier to provide some facts and get their views on the COVID vaccines. Dr. Margaret Hessen is an infectious disease physician and Director of our Point-of-Care team. Dr. Dale Hawthorne Whitby is a Doctor of Pharmacy and is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Clinical Drug Information. Watch the videos and read the FAQs below to get answers to your vaccine questions.

What is the role of vaccines in the COVID pandemic?

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How do the vaccines work?

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How do we know that these vaccines work and that they’re safe?

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How were the COVID vaccines developed so quickly?

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What are the vaccine’s side effects?

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Does the COVID vaccine cause human cell mutations or infertility?

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If the vaccines are effective, why do authorities recommend continued mask use and social distancing?

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Would you recommend the vaccine to your own family?

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What if I received one of the vaccines that is not FDA approved yet?

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Why does the FDA approval of the COVID-19 vaccine matter?

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John McConnell, Editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases addresses COVID vaccine questions

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