What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Jan. 11-15

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Next week at Augusta University, find out how to lower your chances of contracting COVID-19 even after being vaccinated and learn more about AU Health’s latest advancements in telemedicine. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Can you still get COVID-19 after being vaccinated? Experts explain 

There is still a chance to test positive for the coronavirus even after getting vaccinated, some health experts said. It could be weeks before a person builds up a protective number of antibodies, according to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention. Schedule an interview with AU Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and get the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic.

AU Health launches comprehensive Virtual Care app 

 Health services once offered only in the Augusta University Medical Center or an Augusta University Health System clinic are now available in the palm of your hand. AU Health has introduced AU Health Virtual Care, a comprehensive telehealth system that gives patients access to prescriptions and health care providers for any type of non-emergent condition and from the convenience of their personal device. Speak with Dr. Matthew Lyon, medical director for Telehealth at Augusta University Health, to find out more on how AU Health is using telemedicine to provide quality care to patients.

Teleconferencing and phone interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts.

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Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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