Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to be effective for adolescents; those recovering from mild illness get antibody protection: May 26, 2021 coronavirus update


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is effective in young adolescents, and mild cases of COVID-19 give those recovering from the disease long-lasting antibody protection.

Cleveland.com brings together some of the most notable coronavirus news that is making headlines online. Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday, May 26th.

Moderna vaccine effective in young adolescents

Moderna announced on Tuesday that, based on the test results, its The COVID-19 vaccine is effective in children aged 12 to 18. The announcement brought Moderna closer to joining Pfizer as being approved for young teens. Pfizer received emergency approval for its vaccine to be given to children ages 12 to 15 earlier this month.

The two-dose Moderna vaccine was 100% effective in trials involving 3,700 young people aged 12 to 18, the company said. There were no symptomatic cases of COVID-19 among participants who received two doses of the vaccine.

Side effects included pain at the injection site, fatigue, headache, chills, and muscle pain after the second dose. Trial participants will be monitored for the next 12 months to check for long-term effects.

Mild COVID-19 Provides Long-Lasting Anti-Antibody Protection, Study Finds

New study suggests that mild cases of COVID-19 give those who recover long-lasting anti-antibody protection, and that repeated episodes of illness are likely rare. The research was published Monday in the journal Nature.

Months after recovery, people with COVID-19 still produce antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19, the study suggests. The research was carried out by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

“It’s normal for antibody levels to drop after an acute infection, but they don’t drop to zero; they’re leveling off, ”said senior author Ali Ellebedy, associate professor of pathology and immunology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

“Here we found antibody-producing cells in people 11 months after the first symptoms. These cells will live and produce antibodies for the rest of people’s lives. This is solid proof of lasting immunity. “

Cleveland Clinic Joins Trial to Investigate Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines

The Cleveland Clinic is participating in a nationwide, multi-center clinical trial to determine whether a mast cell disorder is affected. or a history of severe allergies to foods, drugs or vaccines increases the risk allergic reaction to Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

The clinic is the only Ohio site for this study, the hospital system said in a statement. The study is sponsored and funded by national institutes of health.

The Clinic is recruiting 113 adult volunteers for this essay. Volunteers can participate if:

– They are between 18 and 69 years old and have not received a COVID-19 vaccine;

– They have had an allergic reaction that required an injection of epinephrine or an emergency room visit within the past five years, or:

– They have a diagnosis of mast cell disorder, or:

– They have no history of allergies

Mast cell disorder, or mastocytosis, is a genetic immune disorder in which certain cells (mast cells) develop abnormally; symptoms include bone pain and diarrhea.

The NIH study will recruit 3,400 adults at 35 facilities across the country. About 60% of study participants will have a history of severe allergies or a diagnosis of mast cell disorder. The remaining 40% will be people with no history of allergies, the clinic said.

Anaphylaxis – or a severe allergic reaction – to Moderna or Pfizer vaccines occurs in up to 5.5 people per million doses, the clinic said.

For more information about participating in this study, please call 216-444-8758 or email [email protected]

Cleveland Clinic opens vaccination site in Garfield Heights

The Cleveland Clinic is opening a new COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, May 27 at Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights. Marymount Hospital is in a community that has had slow uptake of the vaccine, the clinic said in a statement.

The site, which will run for five weeks, will administer vaccines to all Ohio residents ages 12 and older. The vaccination clinic will initially only offer the Pfizer vaccine.

The Marymount Vaccination Clinic, 12300 McCracken Road, will be open Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Walk-in appointments are available. Clinic patients can book an appointment through MyChart. Those who are not Clinic patients can call the vaccine helpline at 216-448-4117.

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