COVID-19 vaccines for very young children
UC Riverside vaccine expert David Lo shares his thoughts in a Q&A
Should you get a second booster shot for COVID-19?
UC Riverside’s Dr. David Lo, a vaccine expert, shares his thoughts
It's back to the classroom on Jan. 31
UC Riverside resumes in-person instruction on Jan. 31. The first four weeks of winter quarter will have been remote, a product of a post-holidays spike in the new and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. But Provost Elizabeth Watkins said in a Jan. 24 email to campus that...
UC Riverside surpasses ambitious vaccination goal
Almost 95% of the students who have returned to campus this fall are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. UCR earlier this month passed its campus-wide goal of 90% vaccination, representing a journey that gathered significant momentum in the past few weeks. The path to a fully vaccinated campus started with a...
Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?
UC Riverside vaccine expert David Lo explains
Why is 90% the magic number?
With a month until fall quarter begins, the number of verified vaccinations at UCR reached about 65% for students, and just over 75% for employees. The numbers were updated Aug. 20. In late July, the University of California system moved the goal line for what constitutes a fully vaccinated campus...
Vaccine deadline comes and goes, and reporting surges
The deadline to verify one’s vaccination status or file for an exemption passed Aug. 16, with a late surge in reporting by students and employees. In only one week, there was a 13-point spike — from 51% to 64% — in students who verified having received a vaccination, according to...
Fallout 'serious' for noncompliance to UC vaccination policy
As the Aug. 16 deadline looms for compliance with the UC vaccination policy, the fallout for those who fail to comply is being made clear. In a campus announcement this week, Human Resources delineated protocols for employees who haven’t provided proof of full vaccination or requested an exemption or deferral...
Vaccine exemption process detailed
This past week, UCR announced an Aug. 16 deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The message was a follow-up to the UC system’s announcement of a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Program that would require vaccinations for employees and students to be on campus for...
Deadline to provide vaccination proof is Aug. 16
Aug. 16 is the deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The announcement was made in a July 16 message from Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to the campus community. Previously, the UC system announced its SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program requiring vaccinations in order...
'Love thy neighbor, mask up'
Both religious and patriotic messages helped persuade white evangelicals to wear masks to protect against COVID-19. The lessons may carry over to vaccine messaging.
What UC Riverside scientists have to say about vaccines, variants, and antibodies
Immunity generated by vaccination is better than immunity from an actual infection, says an expert
Public health expert says influencers should step back
UC Riverside public health expert Richard Carpiano weighs in on ethical matters for vaccine distribution.
Biomedical scientist explains how Covid-19 vaccines work
Dr. David Lo at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is an expert on vaccines
Too much hype, too soon?
The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as for measles, and well beyond what the medical community hoped for...
Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities
Policy has limited impact on vaccine uptake because of individual decision making, study finds
Epidemiologist answers common questions about coronavirus
Brandon Brown is an associate professor in the School of Medicine at UC Riverside