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Surveys show Northeast, West Coast most likely to accept COVID-19 vaccine

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have begun daily nationwide surveys to determine U.S. acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines and pinpoint those states and localities where people are most skeptical of the shots.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Either trivalent flu vaccine safe for use in seniors

Either the trivalent adjuvanted inactivated influenza vaccine (aIIV3) or the trivalent high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine (HD-IIV3) is safe to use in older adults, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA ...

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Hungary first EU member to license Russian virus jab

Hungary on Thursday became the first European Union member to grant preliminary approval for Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus jab, also licensing the AstraZeneca vaccine while blasting the bloc's "exceptionally slow" vaccination ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some COVID-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against ...

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Risks vs. benefits of the COVID vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine will protect you and others from the virus and help us end this pandemic. While people with medical conditions may be concerned about the vaccine, Duke Health experts said that having a medical condition ...

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Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighborhoods

Lani Muller doesn't have to visit a doctor's office to help test an experimental COVID-19 vaccine—she just climbs into a bloodmobile-like van that parks on a busy street near her New York City neighborhood.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As pandemic worsens, Biden unveils ambitious COVID-19 strategy

Joe Biden's administration unveiled a detailed COVID-19 roadmap Thursday to boost vaccinations and testing while centering scientific expertise, after the new US president warned during his inaugural speech the pandemic was ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer vaccine likely works against UK variant

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine appears to be effective against the new more infectious coronavirus variant that was first detected in Britain and has since been found in dozens of countries, according to two preliminary studies ...

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States report vaccine shortages and cancel appointments

The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first ...

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Chile approves Chinese coronavirus vaccine

Chile on Wednesday became the latest country to give emergency approval to China's CoronaVac vaccine as it battles the coronavirus epidemic which has claimed more than 17,500 lives in the country to date.

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At 106, woman among earliest vaccine recipients in Brazil

Zélia de Carvalho Morley rolled up a sleeve and looked stoically to the side as a nurse slid in a COVID-19 shot. She was one of thousands in Brazil to get the shot on Wednesday, but one of very few old enough to recall an ...

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Don't panic, you'll get vaccine, says WHO

Nobody should panic about getting access to a COVID-19 vaccine because everyone who wants one will get one, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

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As virus surges, states reporting shortages of vaccine

The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first ...

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India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighboring nations

India began supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighboring countries on Wednesday, as the world's largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping ...

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Japan plans mass virus jabs before Olympics: reports

Japan aims to start vaccinating the general public against the coronavirus in May—just two months before the postponed Olympics—following targeted jabs for the most vulnerable, reports said Wednesday.

Pediatrics

8 things to know about the HPV vaccine

If you have sex now, had sex in the past or will have sex in the future, there's an excellent chance you've had, have or will someday get human papillomavirus (HPV), the sexually transmitted infection that is linked to several ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Set clear rules for vaccinating health care workers against SARS-CoV-2

Provincial and territorial governments should set clear rules for vaccinating health care workers against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in public and private settings, and should not leave this task to employers, ...

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EU aims to vaccinate 70% of adults in coming months

The European Union is aiming to inoculate 70 percent of its adult population against the coronavirus before the end of August, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas told a media conference on Tuesday.

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India's homegrown vaccine developer warns some to avoid shot

India's homegrown coronavirus vaccine developer Bharat Biotech on Tuesday warned people with weak immunity and other medical conditions including allergies, fever or a bleeding disorder to consult a doctor before getting ...

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California urges stop to 300K vaccines after some fall ill

California's state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions.

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Norway says no link between vaccine and post-jab deaths

Norway said Monday no link had been established between Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine and post-vaccination deaths in the country, but recommended doctors consider the overall health of the most frail before giving them ...

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How anti-vax memes replicate through satire and irony

For most of us, memes are the harmless fodder of an "extremely online" internet culture, floating benignly between different social media platforms—and, on the whole, making us laugh. But in the shadier corners of the internet, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nervous about getting vaccinated for COVID-19?

If you are unsure about whether you'll be vaccinated for COVID-19, you are not alone. It's natural to have reservations about something so new.

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Italian 108-year-old woman gets Covid-19 vaccine

An Italian centenarian has become one of the oldest people in the world to get a COVID-19 vaccine, months after she survived a coronavirus infection, her retirement home said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil starts vaccination campaign two days early

Authorities in Brazil, hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, will roll out a nationwide vaccination campaign Monday, two days earlier than announced.