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The New Vaccines and You: Americans Better Armed Than Ever Against the Winter Blechs

October 13, 2023

Via: Kaiser Health News

Last year’s “triple-demic” marked the beginning of what may be a new normal: a confluence of respiratory infections — RSV, influenza, and covid-19 — will surge as the weather cools each year. Like blizzards, the specific timing and severity of […]


Innovation, Research

These adult vaccines could reduce seniors’ risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds: ‘Heightened immune response’

August 21, 2023

Via: Fox News

Getting vaccinated against shingles, pneumonia and other illnesses could potentially reduce adults’ risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Researchers found that people who received shingles and […]


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Prior COVID infection provides just as much protection as vaccines, new study finds

February 20, 2023

Via: Fox News

A new study found that a previous COVID-19 infection offers at least the same level of protection as two doses of high-quality mRNA vaccines, such as Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. Additionally, people who are infected with the virus may be protected […]


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CDC adds COVID-19 vaccines to official immunization schedule for kids as young as 6 months

February 20, 2023

Via: Fox News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a few updates last week to its child and adolescent immunization schedule. One update was the addition of COVID-19 vaccines to the child and adolescent immunization schedule. The schedule, which is posted […]


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FDA to propose yearly COVID vaccines like annual flu shots for Americans

January 23, 2023

Via: Fox News

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed approaching COVID-19 vaccines like the annual flu shot many Americans receive in order to protect against mutations of the virus. The proposal aims to simplify future vaccination efforts. Under this strategy, most […]


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Vaccinated Americans a majority of COVID deaths for first time in August: analysis

November 23, 2022

Via: Fox News

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus were at least partially vaccinated, according to a new analysis of federal and state data. The waning efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and […]


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White House urges Americans to discuss COVID-19 vaccines over Thanksgiving

November 22, 2022

Via: Fox News

The White House on Tuesday encouraged Americans to talk about COVID-19 vaccination at the Thanksgiving table, insisting that widespread vaccination could prevent almost every coronavirus death in the country. At a press briefing, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish […]


Editorial

A New COVID Wave Could Hit the US This Fall

September 14, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

More than 1,044,000 Americans have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the healthcare crisis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, with new prevention methods, vaccines, and treatments widely available in the […]


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Missed vaccines open path for return of preventable diseases

September 7, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

During the long months of COVID-19 restriction, work and school patterns were upended, routine healthcare visits were delayed and many children fell behind on recommended immunizations. Those desperate early days of the pandemic have passed, but another threat is now […]


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Funds for free COVID-19 vaccines could run out as early as January, HHS says

August 31, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Americans may have to pay for their COVID-19 vaccinations as early as January as federal funding for vaccine purchase and distribution runs out and the shots shift to the commercial market, according to Dawn O’Connell, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and […]


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Anti-Vaccine Ideology Gains Ground as Lawmakers Seek to Erode Rules for Kids’ Shots

April 21, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Not long ago, Kansas showed strong bipartisan support for vaccines as a tool to support a robust public health system. But bills with language expanding religious exemptions for childhood vaccine requirements were passed by the state Senate in March and […]


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FDA advisers grapple with how to update COVID-19 vaccines

April 7, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

A group of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration agreed Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccines will likely need to be updated to keep pace with a fast-changing coronavirus, but said they would need more information to guide future decisions. The […]


Innovation, Research

Study shows waning effectiveness of third dose of mRNA vaccines

February 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A nationwide study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the first to show that immunity against severe COVID-19 disease begins to wane 4 months after receipt of the third dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer […]


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How COVID-19 Changed the Future of Healthcare

January 7, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

The emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that provoked the COVID-19 pandemic, was bound to change not only the daily lives of people around the world but also the future of different industries. The disruption in the healthcare industry was greater […]


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Do we need COVID-19 vaccine boosters?

November 29, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Several safe and effective vaccines have been developed and approved against the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus in a remarkably short duration of time. Although vaccines have been shown to provide robust protection against SARS-CoV-2, studies have shown […]


Innovation, Research

Malaria: New knowledge about naturally acquired immunity may improve vaccines

November 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Each year, about half a million children in Africa die from malaria. Infection with the malaria parasite is such a widespread and deadly disease that scientists all over the globe are working to understand it better in order to be […]


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COVID vaccines deployed in US highly effective at reducing hospitalizations and deaths

October 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers in the United States have conducted a large-scale study showing that the two-dose regimen vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appear to be highly effective and durable in reducing the risk of […]


Innovation, Research

Virus-like nanoparticle vaccine effective against SARS-CoV-2 in animal model

September 10, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Laboratory of Viral Immunology in New York have collaborated to create a novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine, formed of a virus-like nanoparticle that displays receptor-binding domains (RBDs) from the spike protein […]


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Biden, industry groups mandate COVID-19 vaccines for most healthcare workers

September 10, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Since vaccines became available earlier this year for COVID-19, many hospitals and healthcare systems have been struggling with getting their workers vaccinated. Some providers have used initiatives such as targeted mass emails to encourage employees to do so. Others have […]


Innovation, Research

Study explores the role of nasal bacteria and provides clues to developing better flu, COVID-19 vaccines

August 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

While gut microbiota play a critical role in the induction of adaptive immune responses to influenza virus infection, the role of nasal bacteria in the induction of virus-specific adaptive immunity is less clear. New research published this week in mBio, […]