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A vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

NIH study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines begins at USF Health

USF Health is participating in a National Institutes of Health clinical trial to determine whether highly allergic people or those with mast cell disorders are at greater risk for severe, immediate allergic reactions to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines. A mast cell disorder is caused by a type of white blood cell that is abnormal, overly active or both, predisposing a person to life-threatening reactions that resemble allergic reactions.

April 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

Donna Petersen, dean of USF's College of Public Health, sits down with USF President Steven C. Currall to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccines

Donna Petersen, dean of USF's College of Public Health, sits down with USF President Steven C. Currall to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

April 5, 2021COVID-19

Tampa VA's COVID-19 vaccination clinic at USF's Yuengling Center.

USF’s Yuengling Center serves as vaccination site for veterans and family members

The University of South Florida is helping the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics (Tampa VA) and the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County’s (DOH-Hillsborough) expand their vaccination operations by hosting a drive through clinic at USF’s Yuengling Center.

March 30, 2021COVID-19

A graphic rendering of the COVID-19 virus

University of South Florida researchers release findings from national COVID-19 opinion survey regarding online behaviors

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the third set of results from a nationwide opinion survey regarding COVID-19.

January 28, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

A graphic illustration of the COVID-19 virus

University of South Florida researchers release findings from new national COVID-19 opinion survey

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the second set of results from a nationwide opinion survey regarding COVID-19.

January 25, 2021Research and Innovation

Kevin Sneed, Dean of the Taneja College of Pharmacy, recieves his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

USF researchers aim to ease COVID-19 vaccine concerns by building trust within communities of color

With distribution of the coronavirus vaccine underway, researchers from the University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy are working to educate communities of color about COVID-19 and the benefits of inoculation.

January 19, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

COVID-19 vaccine

New statewide data emphasizes urgency in ramping up administration of COVID-19 vaccines

Edwin Michael, professor of epidemiology in the USF College of Public Health, has obtained statewide forecasts of the impact of vaccine rollouts using his SEIRcast COVID-19 Forecasting and Planning portal.

January 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

A stock graphic of the COVID-19 virus inside the bloodstream

University of South Florida researchers release findings from national opinion survey on COVID-19 vaccinations and policies

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the first set of results from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes and opinions about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as potential federal stimulus policies.

January 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

A screenshot showing the digital dashboard created to monitor vaccination distribution across Florida

USF Libraries creates digital dashboard to track COVID-19 vaccination distribution in Florida

New dashboard monitors the number of vaccine recipients, their location and demographic.

December 21, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

A chart showing the number of projected infectious cases based on various social conditions.

Report: Vaccination rollout won’t prevent third wave of COVID-19

Tampa Bay is beginning to feel the effects of the third wave of coronavirus, and the vaccine won’t be able to stop it in time. The Pfizer vaccine started being administered to health professionals Dec. 14; however, mass distribution likely won’t begin until the spring. In the meantime, social distancing measures will be vital in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

December 16, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

A graphic rendering of the COVID-19 virus

COVID-19 prompts more end-of-life discussions among USF students

It’s a subject that families often find too emotional to discuss. But experts say it’s an essential one to have in order to make more informed decisions on one’s final wishes.

December 14, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

Forecast predictions on the number of COVID-19 cases given varying social conditions

Report: Social distancing and face masks will help crush COVID-19 pandemic by late April

USF-developed computer model projects social mitigation measures will have a dramatic effect on how quickly Tampa Bay recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 4, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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