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Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy does not appear to raise risk of preterm birth or stillbirth

Written by | 27 Aug 2022

Researchers report that vaccination against Covid-19 during pregnancy is not related to an increase in risk of preterm birth, small size for gestational age at birth or stillbirth. […]

Vaccine use in pregnancy: Deferring risk

Written by | 15 Jul 2022

Existing gaps and serious limitations concerning the information in vaccine product labels makes it challenging for healthcare providers to know when to recommend vaccination to pregnant women. A […]

Why COVID vaccines are deemed non-essential for UK young children

Written by | 31 May 2022

Throughout the pandemic the University of Huddersfield’s Department of Pharmacy has been raising awareness on what vaccines are, how they are formulated, and why they’re an important part of […]

Long COVID poses risks to vaccinated people, too

Written by | 28 May 2022

Even vaccinated people with mild breakthrough COVID-19 infections can experience debilitating, lingering symptoms that affect the heart, brain, lungs and other parts of the body, according to new […]

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. […]

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