Kay Lazar

Kay Lazar is a health reporter who specializes in holding public institutions accountable..She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 2013 as part of a Globe team that covered a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. She received a 2013 National Press Club award for excellence in writing on issues facing the elderly. Kay joined the Globe in 2004.

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Do-it-yourself coronavirus testing sparks kudos, and caution

By , Globe Staff

Leading public health experts, frustrated with chronic coronavirus testing delays, are on a mission to persuade federal regulators to authorize cheap, at-home tests that would deliver results in minutes and could help the country turn the corner on the pandemic.

How will the state’s new flu shot mandate work? Here are some answers

By , Globe Staff

Massachusetts is requiring that nearly all students under age 30 get a flu vaccine by the end of this year. We asked the state Department of Public Health how this new initiative will work, and who will enforce it. Here are their answers.

Flu shot mandate for Mass. students leaves many questions unanswered

By and Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The state’s new rule mandating flu vaccines for students under age 30 is drawing nearly as many questions as plaudits from health and education leaders who say they're uncertain how it will operate or be enforced.

Most Mass. students will be required to get the flu vaccine this year

By and , Globe Staff

Nearly all Massachusetts students under the age of 30 will be required to get the flu vaccine by the end of 2020, state health officials announced Wednesday.