Are Vaccine Boosters Widely Needed? Some Federal Advisers Have Misgivings
“In our hearts, I think people don’t quite agree with this notion of a booster dose,” said one leading vaccine expert.
A South African study found that Omicron may dull the power of coronavirus vaccines, but hinted that booster shots might help.
A year ago today, Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial. 12 months and billions of shots later, several countries are already on a third round of coronavirus vaccinations
Studies are underway in test tubes and animals to determine whether the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus can slip past the immune protection of vaccination or a previous infection.
At one clinic serving low-income children, treatment for health problems that have gone unchecked during the pandemic is more in demand than coronavirus shots.
Experts are trying to determine if Omicron is more transmissible and whether it will cause severe or mainly mild illnesses among those infected.
GP practices 'may wish to seek individual HR and legal advice' on how to implement the government's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for staff in patient-facing roles, NHS England has said.
[Daily Maverick] Nine months into South Africa's coronavirus vaccine roll-out, researchers' observations are clear and conclusive: the jab decreases disease severity. While it does not prevent you from contracting the virus, it can certainly prevent a visit to the hospital and even death.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday criticized Brazil's health regulator, Anvisa, for proposing a vaccination requirement for travellers arriving in the country to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus variants.
The European Union drug regulator has given its backing to mixing different types of vaccines in initial vaccination and booster campaigns to battle the coronavirus
A Canadian drugmaker says its plant-based COVID-19 vaccine showed strong protection against the coronavirus