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Conventional vaccine messages miss the mark

Written by | 3 May 2022

Promotional campaigns designed to increase vaccine uptake are often ineffective, according to a new study in eight European countries. Some initiatives which highlight the benefits of immunisation may […]

Researchers roll out data on COVID vaccine distribution and waste

Written by | 11 Apr 2022

Researchers are rolling out a data set that provides detailed information on COVID-19 vaccine shipments and wastage across the United States, with the goal of spurring new data […]

Blood test may indicate higher risk pregnancies in patients with COVID-19

Written by | 20 Mar 2022

A small preliminary study from Northwestern Medicine has shown that a blood test may identify risk of stillbirth and placentitis in pregnant individuals who have had COVID-19. The […]

Implications of findings for disease flare and vaccine reactions in RMD patients

Written by | 8 Feb 2022

With low rates of disease flare and reactogenicity after vaccination, the study findings are reassuring for both patients and clinicians, according to Dr Caoilfhionn Connolly, Rheumatology Fellow at […]

Disease flare and reactogenicity after covid vaccination in RMD patients

Written by | 7 Feb 2022

A recent study at Johns Hopkins evaluated responses to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in patients with rheumatoid and musculoskeletal disease (RMD)1 – a group that was poorly represented in the […]

Repeated seasonal influenza vaccines also provide kids better protection against future flu pandemics, researchers find

Written by | 5 Feb 2022

Researchers at McMaster University have found that children who receive years of season-specific flu vaccines develop antibodies that also provide broader protection against new strains, including those capable […]

Possibility of vaccine to prevent skin cancer

Written by | 17 Jan 2022

Research by the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy suggests that a vaccine stimulating production of a protein critical to the skin’s antioxidant network could help people bolster […]

Don’t bet on lottery to boost vaccine uptake

Written by | 9 Jan 2022

Most people offered a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 kept their appointment and rolled up their sleeves. However, as the year wore on, some countries struggled with vaccine hesitancy. […]

No more annual flu shot? New target for universal influenza vaccine

Written by | 6 Jan 2022

Scientists at Scripps Research, University of Chicago and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new Achilles’ heel of influenza virus, making progress in the […]

COVID-19 vaccination much more effective at preventing hospitalization than prior infection only

Written by | 18 Nov 2021

COVID-19 vaccination is about five times more effective at preventing COVID-related hospitalization than prior infection only, researchers reported on Oct. 29, 2021 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, […]

COVID-19: The older you are, the more antibodies you have

Written by | 14 Nov 2021

Does natural infection or vaccination prompt the body to generate more protective antibodies? It’s a question that researchers have been working on since the introduction of the first […]

COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in 90% taking immunosuppressants

Written by | 19 Oct 2021

COVID-19 vaccination elicited antibody responses in nearly nine out of 10 people with weakened immune systems, although their responses were only about one-third as strong as those mounted […]

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