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COVID-19 And ‘The Vaccine’

posted in COVID-19, Drug Allergy

     As 2021 starts, COVID-19 continues.  But, so does the rollout of the two vaccines—one from PfizerBioNTech and one from Moderna– that have been developed from the messenger RNA (mRNA) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.   The PfizerBioNTech vaccine is under emergency use authorization (EUA) for those 16 and older.  The Moderna vaccine is under EUA […]

“My Mother Told Me I’m Allergic To Penicillin:” The Why and When For Penicillin Allergy Testing

posted in Allergies, Drug Allergy

We associate November with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and, unfortunately, elections).  But who knew that November 12-18 this year was ‘Antibiotic Awareness Week’?  Just about no one.  The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) developed this educational effort, as the winter cold and flu season starts, to prevent overuse of antibiotics.  In […]