Medical Minute: Do children really need the COVID-19 vaccine?

As more young people become eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Beacon physicians are answering more questions from parents. Do children really need to get vaccinated? Dr. Jason Marker, associate director of Memorial Hospital Family Residency, offers his perspective.

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Medical Minute: A message for Elkhart County

"We need your help." Dr. Michelle Bache, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Elkhart General Hospital, explains how COVID infection rates are climbing rapidly in Elkhart County. Hospitals are nearing capacity.More patients in their 20s, 30s and 40s are requiring hospitalization for their COVID infections, but only 19 percent of…

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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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