COVID-19 Hot Topics Newsletter

This page is where we compiled trending topics on the COVID-19 Vaccine, our team updated these weekly and also sent this out in a newsletter format.

The content of this page will come from the CDC's State of Vaccine Confidence Reports, KFF's Vaccine Monitor and other news coverage.

Even though our project is over, the hot topics newsletter will continue. It will be curated by the Lifting All Voices team.

Week of May 9th, 2022

Hot topics newsletter update

Hot Topic 05/10 Hot Topics Newsletter Update

Hot Topic: Get your child up to date on their COVID vaccine series for the summer.

Hot Topic 05/09 vaccinate your child for summer break

Week of May 2nd, 2022

Boosters can protect you from getting very sick with the BA.2 variant.

Hot Topic 05/04 the BA.2 variant

Week of April 25th, 2022

Staying up to date is worth it!

Hot Topic 04/28 Staying up to date is worth it!

Week of April 12th, 2022

It's ok to have questions.

Hot Topic 04/12 It's okay to have answers

Week of April 4th, 2022

FDA and CDC recommend some people get 2 boosters.

Hot Topic 04/05 2 Boosters

Week of March 28th, 2022

Some adults should consider an 8 week wait between their first and second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

Hot Topic 03/30 8 week wait time between 1st and 2nd dose

Week of February 28th, 2022

Boosters work!

Hot Topic 03/02 Boosters Work

Week of February 21st, 2022

The COVID vaccine series works by teaching your body how to fight COVID.

Hot Topic 02/25 How the COVID Vaccines Work

Week of February 7th, 2022

The FDA has completed approval of the Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine.

Hot Topic 02/07 Moderna FDA Approval

Previous weeks (August 2021 - January 2022)

Week of January 24th, 2022

CDC has updated booster recommendations for people who received Moderna as their primary series.

Hot Topic 01/24 Moderna Booster Update

Week of January 10th, 2022

CDC recommends kids 5-11 years old who have a weakened immune system get an additional dose of Pfizer.

Hot Topic 01/10 3rd Dose for 5-11

Week of January 3rd, 2022

CDC has updated booster recommendations for people who received Pfizer as their primary series.

Hot Topic 01/07 Update to Pfizer Booster Guidelines

The FDA has authorized and CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older get an mRNA booster shot when eligible.

Hot Topic 01/06/22 Boosters 12+

Week of December 27th, 2021

After 1 year, experience and research show COVID vaccines continue to be safe and effective for kids and adults.

Hot Topic 12/27 Vaccine Safety

Week of December 20th, 2021

What we know and don't know about Omicron, the new COVID-19 version

Hot Topic 12/22 Omicron Update

Now everyone 16 years and older can get a COVID-19 booster

Hot Topic 12/21 Boosters 16+

Week of November 29th, 2021

Here's how you can protect yourself while we learn more about Omicron, the new version of the coronavirus

Hot Topic 12/01 Omicron

Week of November 22nd, 2021

The COVID vaccines let your family gather with confidence this holiday season.

Hot Topic 11/23 Thanksgiving Holiday

Boosters for everyone 18+

Hot Topic 11/22 Boosters for everyone 18+

Week of November 15th, 2021

Unvaccinated people are far more likely than vaccinated people to test positive and die from COVID-19.

Hot Topic 11/19 Unvaxxed People's Risk for COVID

Week of November 8th, 2021

The FDA has authorized and CDC recommends children 5-11 years old get the Pfizer vaccine series.

Hot Topic 11/08 Pfizer Vaccine For Children 5-11

Week of November 1st, 2021

What are faith leaders saying about religious exemptions for the vaccine?

Hot Topic 11/01 Faith Leaders Support COVID Vaccines

Week of October 25th, 2021

When you are immunocompromised, your immune system’s defenses are low, making it hard to fight off infections and diseases. What does being immunocompromised have to do with the COVID-19 vaccine?

Hot Topic 10/28 Being Immunocompromised

The FDA has authorized and CDC recommends Moderna and J&J booster doses. They also approved mixing and matching COVID vaccines.

Hot Topic 10/25 COVID Booster Doses & Mixing and Matching

Week of October 18th, 2021

Being hospitalized with COVID-19 could cost you thousands. The vaccine is free and protects against severe COVID.

Hot Topic 10/19 COVID Hospitalization Is Expensive

Week of October 11th, 2021

Vaccinated people are less likely to spread the coronavirus than unvaccinated people.

Hot Topic 10/11 Vaccinated Spread Less COVID

Week of October 4th, 2021

Despite news reports of severe illness and over 700,000 confirmed deaths, some people still think COVID-19 is low risk for themselves and others. Making a well-informed decision about actual risks could save them and those they care about.

Hot Topic 10/06 COVID Is Not Low Risk

Week of September 27th, 2021

How to Do Responsible Research about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Hot Topic 9/27 Responsible Research

Week of September 20th, 2021

The FDA has authorized and CDC recommends booster shots for those 65 and older, residents in long-term care facilities, and those 50 to 64 years old with certain medical conditions. Other select groups may get boosters too.

Hot Topic 9/24 Booster Shots

Week of September 13th, 2021

Hot Topic 9/17 Biden's New Plan

Week of September 6th, 2021

Protecting kids from COVID-19 is top of the back-to-school list. Get eligible family members vaccinated and wear masks when appropriate

Hot Topic 9/10 Back to School

Week of August 30th, 2021

Hot Topic 8/31 Pregnancy

Week of August 26th, 2021

Hot Topic 8/26 FDA Approval

Week of August 16th, 2021

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) is here now. Delta is a more severe variant, but COVID-19 vaccines are still effective against it

Hot Topic 8/17 Delta Variant