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Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a health and wellness reporter in 2018. She came to Newsy after working at WGN and CNN. Most recently, she was a local TV anchor and reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Lindsey covered everything from the 2014 Ebola epidemic to goat yoga. Her dream story would be doing a workout with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her favorite part about reporting is being able to give a platform for patients to share their stories and voices. Outside of news, Lindsey's a theater and comedy nerd; she performs and teaches improv comedy and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded, Big Canvas improv.

  Recent Work
Provider prepares COVID vaccine
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CDC Recommends Pfizer COVID Shot For Kids Ages 12-15

Vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19
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FDA Gives Emergency Authorization For Pfizer COVID Shot In Kids 12-15

Residents look at the street through a window.

Breakthrough: Handling Isolation

Emergency medical technicians wheel a patient into Elmhurst Hospital Center's emergency room.

Breakthrough: Has The Pandemic Traumatized Me?

An individual gets vaccinated at La Familia's vaccine site in Hayward, California.

Complex Obstacles As Latino Vaccine Numbers Lag Behind Cases

A large gathering

What's The Risk Of A Gathering Of 40 Or More After The Vaccine?

Albert Garza gets his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Providers Are Working To Swap Out Paused J&J COVID Vaccines

A box of Janssen vaccines
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Putting Concerns About The J&J COVID Vaccine In Context

Person works out at gym
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What's The Risk Of Going To The Gym After The Vaccine?

U.S. Department of Defense members administer vaccines to people at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Altlanta.
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What's The Risk Of Getting Others Sick After You're Vaccinated?

Daniela Dibella gives a COVID vaccine

From Athletic Trainer To Vaccinator

People without face masks attend a protest.
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What's The Risk of Going Out Without A Mask After The Vaccine?

United Airlines planes are parked at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
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What's The Risk of Traveling After The Vaccine?

Parishioners pray during Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows in Queens.
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What's The Risk Of Going To Church After The Vaccine?

Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations.
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When Will Kids Have A COVID-19 Vaccine?

Woman hugs granddaughter
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What's The Risk of Hugging My Grandkids After I Am Vaccinated?

A small gathering

What's The Risk Of A Small Gathering After The Vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines

What's The Risk Of Going Out Right After Getting The Vaccine?

Sign about mask-wearing

What's The Risk Of Dining Out After The Vaccine?

Newsy Health Reporter Lindsey Theis and FEMA Deanna Frazier at a mobile vaccine site.

Federal Mobile Vaccine Clinics Boost Shots For People Of Color

Dr. Igor Koralnik with a patient
Northwestern MedicineSci/Health

Study: 85% Of COVID Long-Haulers Had 4 Or More Neurologic Symptoms

COVID-19 vaccine vials

Eligible People Still Struggling To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

A scientist in the lab.

Experts Say Faster Genomic Sequencing Needed To Slow COVID-19 Spread

A mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Chicago
AP Photo/Shafkat AnowarSci/Health

Global Study Finds Young Adults At Higher Risk Of Mental Health Issues

A sign urging people to wear face masks.

Many Americans Report Weight, Sleep Changes A Year Into Pandemic

Pharmacist administers vaccines
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CDC Issues Guidance For Those Fully Vaccinated Against COVID

Medical staff attending to patients with COVID-19 wear protective equipment.
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Secondary Infection Rarely Found In COVID-19 Patients

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization To Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Vials of COVID-19 vaccines

Does It Matter Which COVID-19 Vaccine I Get?

Viles of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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What's The Technology Behind The J&J, Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines?