Robert Salata, MD

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Is It COVID-19, Cold, Allergies or the Flu?

You feel ill with nasal congestion, scratchy throat and fatigue. Is it a cold or is it COVID-19? Could it be allergies?

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mRNA Technology: The Launch of A New Era for Vaccines?

Vaccines have worked in the same way since they were invented more than 200 years ago. Since COVID-19 appeared, a new kind of vaccine has emerged -- the mRNA vaccine.

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What is a Variant and Why You Should Be Concerned About Them

While more and more people are getting vaccinated, many medical experts and scientists think COVID-19 cases are rising in a new “fourth wave.” Learn more about the coronavirus variants and likely reasons why U.S. cases recently began going up.

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What You Can Expect After Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19

Learn more about what happens after you receive your first and second inoculation against the coronavirus.

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Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

A majority of Americans won’t receive their COVID-19 vaccines until at least the spring. But many have questions about the first available vaccine. We talked with University Hospitals infectious disease specialist Robert Salata, MD, to learn more.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Flu During COVID-19

Flu season is getting under way again this fall, as it does every year. The difference this year – as with so many other aspects of life – is that flu season will take place against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How Travelers Can Get Protection Against Yellow Fever With Vaccine Shortage

Countries where yellow fever is prevalent require travelers to provide proof of vaccination via a certificate in order to pass through customs and enter the country. Travelers only need to be vaccinated once during their lifetime.

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