Beacon Medical Minute: Vaccines remain our best weapon against COVID

If you or someone you know feels nervous about getting the vaccine, please listen to and share this important message of reassurance from a Beacon family doctor. Dr. Scott Eshowsky explains why this is not the time to give up our fight against COVID. Our new #BeaconMedicalMinute series with our doctors and specialists aims to inform and educate people about timely and health topics.

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Medical Minute: What parents should know about the COVID-19 vaccine and kids under 16

How soon will it be before kids under 16 can be vaccinated? We share the latest information in today’s Medical Minute with Dr. Dale Patterson, Memorial Hospital Vice President of Medical Affairs. Keep up-to-date on the very latest COVID and other medical news with this popular new video series featuring our Beacon experts.

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100 Black Men of Greater South Bend PSA

The pandemic has hit communities of color harder than others, and vaccination rates among people of color are lagging behind those of other groups. To address these imbalances, and to urge EVERYONE to get vaccinated, the 100 Black Men of Greater South Bend produced this video in cooperation with Beacon Health System and the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. We hope you will help us spread this message so as many people as possible get vaccinated when it is their turn. Thank you to LeAnne Young, RN, Memorial Hospital director of trauma services, and Dr. Freeman Farrow, Beacon Medical Group LaPorte, for using your voices in this important effort.

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COVID-19 vaccine “Dos and Don’ts” from Beacon experts

More than 700,000 people in Indiana have gotten at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Doctors say there are things you should and should not do before and after you get the shot. Doctors with Beacon Health System explain those in this Eye on Health report.

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Women, moms and the COVID-19 vaccine

Women of child-bearing age and new moms, especially those who are breast-feeding, ask whether they should still receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is their turn. Dr. Tina Jennings, a family physician at Beacon and a new mom, offers her perspective and insights.

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Dr. Tina Jennings: What to expect after 2nd dose of COVID vaccine

As more people receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, more questions are being asked about what to expect. Dr. Tina Jennings talks about the possible side effects and whether we're still at risk of carrying the virus, and spreading it to others, after the second dose of vaccine.

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