What’s the latest on schools requiring vaccinations?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers your questions about COVID-19, health and more.
2:35 | 06/11/21

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We're going to turn now to Dr. Jen Ashton who has been looking at the questions you're asking online. So first question, Dr. Jen, is it true that if I have already had covid-19 my reaction to the first vaccine shot could be worse? It is possible in terms of the premise of immunology. But remember, the opposite is also possible. It's possible that your body has already seen this pathogen and primed so the next time it sees it, you won't get the overwhelming physical signs and symptoms that made so you sick the first time. This is something that is being tracked. There are, of course, outliars all the time. And people, you know, anecdotally might say you to or to me this is what happens. But again, big data sets. We're still collecting that All right. I'm really interested in the next question. What are natural remedies for hot flashes to beat the heat this summer? Okay. So let's take this question and divide it in half. Natural remedies for hot flashes, something that is appealing for a lot of women who either don't want to take hormone replacement therapy or can't take it, like you, women who are living with breast cancer, survivors of breast cancer. One of the best ones with the best data is a product called relosin. It is bee pollen extract. It's been studied in Europe for decades. Came into the country within the last ten years and shown to be about 65% effective in reducing the severity and frequency of hot flashes and therefore, improving sleep. You don't need a prescription for it. It does not stimulate the breast or uterus. I'll have you text me that. I will. There is a lot of good technology out like sheets that are cooling or ice packs. They can help. Or standing in front of a big fan. There's that too. Yes. What is the latest on schools requiring vaccination to attend? It depends what age-group you're talking about here. Now school districts cannot mandate this vaccine at this time yet. States can, however, then when you get to the college or university level, we're already seeing that start to happen. My daughter's university requiring every single student who comes back to campus show proof of vacation or get vaccinated soon there after. Again, we've seen this with other infectious diseases and vaccinations like meningitis and other vaccines. So it is possible that we will see this more widespread in the fall. But again this is evolving and changing in real time. Week by week here. We know you'll keep us informed. Thank you so much. Can you submit questions to Dr. Jen on her Instagram. We're going to turn to a

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