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Monday, July 18, 2022
As COVID-19’s Omicron BA.5 variant continues to sweep the state and country, everyone is in danger of infection, regardless of whether you’ve had the virus already, or had vaccines and boosters. It’s that contagious, UMMC infectious diseases experts say. That means taking precautions is the best way to avoid getting sick. Read More
Monday, July 11, 2022
Protection from COVID-19 is now available for children ages 6 months to 4 years old at Children’s of Mississippi’s Batson Kids Clinic at 421 S. Stadium Drive. Research has shown the vaccines to dramatically lower chances of COVID-19-related hospitalization in older children. Read More
UMMC has joined a nationwide study on the post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, also known as Long COVID. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, RECOVER aims to understand why millions of people have lingering symptoms post-infection and how to treat and prevent Long COVID.
Published on Monday, February 28, 2022
A study involving experts from the University of Mississippi Medical Center shows infants younger than 6 months are 61 percent less likely to need hospitalization for COVID-19 if their mothers were vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy.
Published on Thursday, February 17, 2022
Three national studies that include Children's of Mississippi patients show that children who haven't received the Pfizer vaccine, including ineligible babies and eligible teens, are much more likely to develop severe COVID-19 or MIS-C. The best protection: vaccinating every person in their home who is able.
Published on Monday, January 24, 2022
More than 1,000 Medical Center COVID-19 patients so far have required care in the ICU, sometimes needing mechanical ventilation so that they can breathe. No matter how grim a prognosis might be, UMMC's critical care team and other specialists exhaust every option to save lives.
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