A UW team's work will inform government and community groups’ efforts to address vaccine access and hesitancy, with the ultimate goal of increasing immunization rates.
Is OK for me to get a booster vaccine shot? Can I take two different types of COVID-19 vaccine shots?
“Luckily, our vaccines ... have been shown to be effective even against this delta variant, so we continue to have protection when we are getting vaccinated,” Devlin Cole says. “But we do now have even more increased risk of getting very, very sick if we’re not vaccinated.”
The findings, the researchers say, suggest that previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccines that are based on earlier strains of the virus still provide protection against infection with gamma.
The research team — which includes geographers, mathematicians, an epidemiologist and communications experts — used the model to examine decisions to ease restrictions as the pandemic seemed to wane in mid-2020.
In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, students and employees of the School of Pharmacy are helping sponsor vaccine clinics and town hall discussions to address vaccine hesitancy and concerns.
"A school can identify quickly if a staff member or a kid who comes in the school who might have symptoms comes in the school and should get sent home."
What’s next in the COVID-19 crisis? University of Wisconsin–Madison experts are available to discuss forward-looking research, tips, and the latest trends related to the pandemic as we enter a summer of change.
In a pre-lockdown world, many people experienced a "fear of missing out" (FOMO) on social events, but now many people are experiencing a "fear of going out" (FOGO).
A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the UW–Madison’s prevention efforts, including a two-week quarantine of two residence halls, likely helped contain the outbreak.
My husband and I are vaccinated, but our young children are currently not eligible to receive the vaccine. Which activities are safe to resume? Which disease require quarantining?
In this Badger Talks, Haley Vlach walks us through the reasons why the pandemic has been so challenging for our memory.
The new authorization will enable even more people vulnerable to COVID-19 to safely build immunity to the virus that causes it.
“It is difficult to predict how many (people) need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity in a population,” says Ajay Sethi, associate professor of population health sciences, but "we are headed in the right direction."