The Big Number: At least 27 vaccines are available in the U.S.

They include ones to prevent polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, tetanus, whooping cough, mumps, measles, the flu and other diseases.
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The vaccines may well continue to ward off severe illness and death, although booster doses may be needed to protect most people. Still, the makers of the two most effective vaccines, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are preparing to reformulate their shots if necessary.
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Both cases are recent arrivals from Nigeria;UN agency ’s comments follow South Africa’s call to reverse flight bans;G7 health ministers to hold urgent meeting on Omicron variantAt least 13 of 61 cases on two flights into Netherlands are new variantOmicron ’s worst impact will be in nations with low vaccination ratesWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageChina could face more than 630,000 Covid-19 infections a dayif it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting travel curbs, according to a study by Peking University mathematicians, Reuters r...
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We find out how much protection Covid vaccines may offer amid speculation new variant could be more resistantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe emergence of Omicron has prompted widespread speculation that it may be more resistant to Covid-19 vaccines than existing variants, including Delta. But what does that mean for the average double-vaccinated person?All the vaccines currently available in the UK work by training the immune system against the coronavirus spike protein – the key it uses to infect cells by binding to the ACE2 receptor. Omicron possesses more than 30 mutations in ...
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Should the Omicron variant cause severe illness, that will become apparent if there is a significant rise in hospitalizations over the next week or two, one expert said.
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Omicron variant highlights need to speed up vaccines to poorer nations
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In conclusion, physicians were supportive of the HPV vaccine for females with an ID and perceived parents as wanting to protect their child, but uncertain about the vaccine’s necessity. Further research is needed to better understand this population’s gynecological health care needs.
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Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
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Conclusion Because the mainstream media has financial interest in promoting vaccines, informed parents must seek information elsewhere about back to school vaccine mandates and exemptions. Parents, as you prepare to send your child back to school, do your homework and determine which exemptions are available in your area. A list of vaccine exemptions for all fifty states is published online by the National Vaccine Information Center. Sharing this article with other parents will also help them make informed decisions about vaccines. References: http://www.nvic.org/vaccine-laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx http://www.oma...
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This study aims to contribute to the ongoing reflections on tools and indicators of vaccine hesitancy by providing results of a survey on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs (KAB) of parents in Quebec (Canada). We have compared KAB of parents according to: 1) self-reported vaccination status of their child and 2) hesitation during the vaccination decision. Methods Data were collected through the 2014 Quebec study on vaccination against seasonal influenza and pneumococcal infections, a biennial repeated cross-sectional study in the province of Quebec, Canada. This paper presents the results pertaining to parents’ KAB ab...
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