Carilion Clinic Experts in the News

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As coronarivus begins to recede from the headlines, Carilion Clinic's medical and administrative leaders are once again being called on to share their expertise and perspective on all things medical with the community.

We have listed just a few recent interviews below. Follow Carilion Clinic on social media to stay on top of vaccine information, emerging research, new treatments and enhanced safety measures throughout our facilities.


Don't Fall for Vaccine-Related Scams

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Since the pandemic started, cybercriminals have been using it to develop new phishing and identity-theft scams, and they've now added the vaccine rollout to their targets.

These scammers steal money or get victims to share protected information by preying on fears around COVID-19 and the vaccines developed to prevent it.

Scams reported by federal agencies include:


Fertility and the COVID-19 Vaccines

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The medical and scientific communities recommend the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines as safe for adults of all ages, but even though the medical community is clear, some confusion remains among people with high-risk conditions like cancer, diabetes ... and pregnancy.

That's right: pregnancy. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), emerging data show that pregnant women are at higher risk of complications should they contract coronavirus.


Vaccine Q&A With the Chair of Medicine

Paul Skolnik, M.D., chair of medicine at Carilion Clinic

If you have questions about the coronavirus vaccines, you are not alone. In a series of Q&A videos, Paul Skolnik, M.D., chair of Carilion Clinic’s Department of Medicine, has been answering common questions about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Watch the most recent video in full below, or skip to a particular question by clicking/tapping the time stamps.


Got Your Shots? New Guidelines for Post-Vaccine Gathering

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At this writing, health care organizations across the Commonwealth have administered more than 2.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health. Of those recipients, nearly 1 million are on their way to being fully vaccinated—either by receiving the one-time Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine or by receiving their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.


Why I Said Yes to the Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine administration at Carilion Clinic

The three vaccines currently approved and in use to protect against COVID-19 are safe, effective and necessary to stop the spread of the virus.

They are also optional, so we asked some people who know the risks and benefits well—frontline health care professionals—why they opted in.

Watch the videos below to hear these health care heroes in their own words:



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