Why you should reschedule your mammogram if you recently got the COVID-19 vaccine
DETROIT – Why are women being told to reschedule their mammograms if they recently got a COVID-19 vaccine? READ: Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m on an antibiotic? Why do I have to reschedule mammogram? If the mammogram picks up those swollen lymph nodes it may result in the need for additional testing. Experts want people to know that the vaccine is not an excuse to delay your mammogram indefinitely.
US health agency agrees to release withheld COVID vaccines following governors’ request
President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration announced that it intended to release the millions of withheld vaccines when they take office after the governors submitted their request to the HHS. Rather than hold onto second vaccine doses, Biden plans to instead accelerate shipment of first doses and use the levers of government power to provide the required second doses in a timely manner. There were about 95,000 active COVID cases in the state on Jan. 11. Michigan health officials are urging patience as the vaccination process unfolds, while the state attempts to secure more doses to meet the need. Read: Michigan health departments urge patience on COVID vaccines: ‘Demand is overwhelming’“It’s a tremendous relief to add vaccination to the resources we have to prevent COVID-19 from causing additional harm, but this process will take time,” says Jimena Loveluck, MSW, health officer with Washtenaw County Health Department.