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Editorial

Vaccine Hesitancy and Polio: A New Wave of Infections Threatening Immunity

April 10, 2024

Via: Camila Mendes

Paul Alexander is not a man whose name has been written in the annals of history, but perhaps he should be. At 78, Paul passed away on the 11th of March 2024 after a 72-year battle with polio. Paul Alexander […]


News

COVID and flu vaccine rates are declining for US health care workers, CDC reports: ‘Disturbing trend’

November 16, 2023

Via: Fox News

Fewer U.S. health care workers are keeping up to date on their COVID-19 and flu vaccinations, according to two separate reports this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the first study, researchers pulled data from […]


Regulatory

CDC Faces Dilemma Over Recommending New Covid Booster for All

September 11, 2023

Via: Kaiser Health News

A small percentage of Americans got the most recent covid-19 booster shot, and even fewer probably realize the federal government is preparing to recommend yet another shot as early as Tuesday. Until a week or two ago, William Schaffner read […]


Innovation, Research

Which arm should you use for the COVID vaccine and booster? It really does matter, study suggests

August 24, 2023

Via: Fox News

People can choose which arm they’d like to use for COVID vaccine doses — and now a new study suggests one arm may have a better immune-boosting effect than the other. The research, which was recently published in the journal […]


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WHO, Gates Foundation seek to reverse decline in routine childhood vaccinations

April 25, 2023

Via: Fox News

The World Health Organization is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other not-for profit organizations and agencies to reverse a pandemic-driven decline in routine childhood vaccinations. The initiative was launched on Monday by the WHO, UNICEF, the […]


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Do You Need Another COVID Booster? Here’s What Experts Say.

March 27, 2023

Via: HuffPost

It’s now been more than six months since the bivalent COVID-19 shot was authorized for use in adults in the U.S. The updated formula targets the original virus strain and the highly contagious omicron variant. But since it’s now been […]


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COVID-19 vaccine prices are going up. It shouldn’t be our focus.

January 10, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Amid a “triple-demic” of respiratory illness, vaccination rates for COVID-19 and influenza are concerningly low. Instead of misplaced attention to the per-unit commercial list price of vaccines, we should be focused on vaccinating as many people as possible to reduce […]


Regulatory

22 states petition CMS to repeal health worker vaccine mandate

November 18, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The rule requires hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities to ensure staff are fully vaccinated or risk losing Medicare and Medicaid funding. In January the Supreme Court upheld the mandate in a 5-4 decision, ruling the […]


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Less than half of US adults plan on getting the flu shot

October 6, 2022

Via: Fox News

As the U.S. enters the notorious flu season, less than half of adults plan on getting their flu shot, including some at higher risk for influenza-related complications. According to a survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), approximately […]


Regulatory

Did the US Jump the Gun With the New Omicron-Targeted Vaccines?

September 12, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Last month, the FDA authorized omicron-specific vaccines, accompanied by breathless science-by-press release and a media blitz. Just days after the FDA’s move, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention followed, recommending updated boosters for anyone age 12 and up who […]


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Disparities in United States COVID-19 vaccine distribution

July 28, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

When reports showed COVID-19 vaccination rates were lower among racial/ethnic minority groups, most discussions focused on mistrust and misinformation among these populations or their reduced access to health care facilities. But new research from University of California San Diego and […]


Innovation, Research

Vaccine-induced immune response to Omicron wanes substantially over time

July 19, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Although COVID-19 booster vaccinations in adults elicit high levels of neutralizing antibodies against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, antibody levels decrease substantially within 3 months, according to new clinical trial data. The findings, published today in Cell Reports Medicine, are […]


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Moderna vaccine sales surpass expectations as company looks to fall boosters

May 5, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Both Moderna and Pfizer maintained their financial forecasts for COVID-19 vaccine sales this year, estimating product revenue that between them totals more than $50 billion. Yet the trajectory of those sales has become harder for analysts to predict amid questions […]


News

Show them the money: Pay the vaccine-hesitant to get their COVID-19 shots

April 13, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Never dismiss the power of money to persuade. A study initiated before the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has found that a $1000 incentive for the vaccine-hesitant could boost vaccine rates up to 87 percent. At the time, that number was […]


Innovation, Research

COVID-19 vaccine protects patients with inflammatory bowel disease from SARS-CoV-2

April 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

COVID-19 vaccines taken by people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects millions worldwide, safely and effectively protects them from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a Rutgers study finds. The comprehensive review, published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, focused on […]


Regulatory

Senate reaches deal on $10B in COVID-19 relief but leaves out global response efforts

April 5, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

The Senate has reached a bipartisan deal for $10 billion in COVID-19 relief that does not fully replenish funds for providers to get reimbursement for uninsured claims. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the deal Tuesday, but it does not […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers confirm newly developed inhaled vaccine delivers broad protection against SARS-CoV-2, variants of concern

February 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Scientists at McMaster University who have developed an inhaled form of COVID vaccine have confirmed it can provide broad, long-lasting protection against the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern. The research, recently published in the journal Cell, reveals […]


Innovation, Research

Novel nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 vaccine combines immune focusing and self-assembling nanoparticles to elicit more potent protection

February 1, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The first generation of COVID-19 vaccines have been highly effective, but also have limitations: their efficacy can wane without a booster shot, and they may be less effective against some variants. Now scientists at The Wistar Institute have developed a […]


Innovation, Research

What do we really know about vaccine effectiveness?

November 2, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The politicization of covid vaccines — and, well, just about everything else having to do with the pandemic — has led to confusion, if not utter fatigue. And some posts circulating on social media — this slickly edited piece on […]


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Study finds immunity against SARS-CoV-2 delta variant waned after BNT162b2 vaccine second dose

October 29, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Variants of concern of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have shown the ability to avoid vaccine-induced and natural immunity. The Delta variant is now responsible for over 90% of new cases. In a study published in the New […]