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Only 57 percent of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Despite widespread agreement among experts that having a prophylactic COVID-19 vaccine will be critical to the nation's ability to safely return to some form of normalcy, only 57% of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 ...

Vaccination

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

2008 to 2018 saw increase in shingles vaccination in over-60s

(HealthDay)—From 2008 to 2018, there was an increase in shingles vaccination among adults aged 60 years and older, with demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic variations in vaccination rates, according to a July data ...

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Challenges in evaluating SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

With more than 140 SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in development, the race is on for a successful candidate to help prevent COVID-19. An effective and safe vaccine would be a major advance in the fight against COVID-19. However, there ...

Pediatrics

American Cancer Society updates guideline for HPV vaccination

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guideline for HPV vaccination, adapting a 2019 update from the Federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACS first issued a guideline for routine use ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 could outwit science unless knowledge stays current

The virus that causes COVID-19 has many variants, and if scientists don't stay on top of how it is changing in different parts of the world, testing for it may produce false negative results.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

A vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is perhaps the best hope for ending the pandemic. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus, but researchers are racing to create one.

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Brazil to become testing ground for coronavirus vaccine

Brazil may be struggling in its battle against the coronavirus, but it is on the cutting edge of vaccine development with large-scale trials and the production of millions of doses on the horizon.

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US awards $1.6 billion to Novavax for COVID-19 vaccine

The US on Tuesday announced it was providing $1.6 billion in funding for the development and manufacture of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate produced by biotech firm Novavax, the largest amount awarded under Operation Warp Speed.

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Testing tuberculosis vaccine combinations for COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Sydney and Centenary Institute are repurposing an existing tuberculosis vaccine to see if it can be used in a new way against COVID-19 to develop a novel vaccine.