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Research aims to give everyone a fair shot at accessing COVID-19 vaccines

July 21, 2021

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.

COVID questions: Booster shots, mixing vaccines

July 20, 2021

Is OK for me to get a booster vaccine shot? Can I take two different types of COVID-19 vaccine shots?

Badger Talks: The delta variant

July 9, 2021

“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.”

Vaccination, previous infection, protect against COVID-19 gamma/P.1 variant in animal model

June 17, 2021

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.

Modeling COVID-19 infection based on movement can improve public health response

June 16, 2021

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.

UW School of Pharmacy focused on equitable COVID-19 vaccine access

June 15, 2021

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. 

UW-Madison professors teach schools how to do antigen testing

June 11, 2021

"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."

UW-Madison ‘COVID crisis: Looking forward’ experts, new website

June 10, 2021

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.

COVID questions: Anxiety about the return to ‘normal’, other vaccines

June 9, 2021

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).

More than 1,000 students receive tuition credit for providing vaccinations

May 28, 2021

The nursing and pharmacy students from across the UW System earned a $500 credit while also receiving valuable work experience.

No evidence of COVID-19 spread to local community after UW–Madison residence hall outbreak

May 21, 2021

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.

School of Pharmacy volunteers help vaccinate underserved communities

May 20, 2021

The school and the Boys and Girls Club hosted eight vaccine clinics in neighborhoods around Madison on Saturdays in April and May, providing vaccines to more than 600 community members.

COVID questions: Keeping unvaccinated children safe; when quarantine is needed

May 20, 2021

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?

Badger Talks: Is the pandemic affecting our memory?

May 13, 2021

In this Badger Talks, Haley Vlach walks us through the reasons why the pandemic has been so challenging for our memory.

People 12 and older can get vaccinated against COVID-19 at UW–Madison

May 13, 2021

The new authorization will enable even more people vulnerable to COVID-19 to safely build immunity to the virus that causes it.

Badger Talks video: Is herd immunity attainable?

May 5, 2021

“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."