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.
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A South African study found that Omicron may dull the power of coronavirus vaccines, but hinted that booster shots might help.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Experts are trying to determine if Omicron is more transmissible and whether it will cause severe or mainly mild illnesses among those infected.
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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.
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[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.
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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.
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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
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A Canadian drugmaker says its plant-based COVID-19 vaccine showed strong protection against the coronavirus
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