COVID Fallout:'Alarming' Dip in Routine Vax for Pregnant Women COVID Fallout:'Alarming' Dip in Routine Vax for Pregnant Women
The percentage of low-income pregnant mothers who received influenza and Tdap vaccinations fell sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Black and Hispanic patients, a new study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Discontinues Collaboration and License Agreements with Bavarian Nordic in Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 9, 2022 - The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the termination of its collaboration and license agreements with Bavarian Nordic that leverage Bavarian Nordic’s MVA-BN® (Modified Vaccinia Ankara - Bavarian Nordic) technology to develop potential vaccines against the hepatitis B virus and human papillomaviruses. Janssen remains committed to its strong collaboration with Bavarian Nordic in the quest to prevent and cure infectious diseases – with collaborations in HIV and Ebola still ongoing.No clinical studies in hepatitis B have been initiated by Janssen ut...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 9, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Linked to Lower Risk for Stroke: INTERSTROKE Flu Vaccine Linked to Lower Risk for Stroke: INTERSTROKE
The authors suggest that wider use of influenza vaccination could be an effective way to reduce the burden of stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 6, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The U.S. Is in a ‘Controlled Pandemic’ Phase of COVID-19. But What Does That Mean?
They were the words everyone has been waiting to hear—that the COVID-19 pandemic is dialing down from the five-alarm fire that flared up in 2020 to a somewhat lesser conflagration. On April 27, the U.S.’s chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, described the country as in a “transitional phase, from a deceleration of the numbers into hopefully a more controlled phase and endemicity” in an interview with the Washington Post. His comments come almost two years to the day after pharmaceutical manufacturers shipped the first batches of their COVID-19 vaccines for early testing. Fauci noted that those ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Most Americans Have Had COVID-19. That Doesn ’t Mean They Won’t Get It Again
Odds are, you’ve had COVID-19—whether you know it or not. Almost 60% of people in the U.S. have antibodies in their blood that suggest they’ve been infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that doesn’t mean 60% of people in the U.S. are immune to COVID-19. “We know that is not what this means. Reinfection happens,” said Dr. Kristie Clarke, co-lead for the CDC’s COVID-19 Epidemiology and Surveillance Taskforce Seroprevalence Team, during a press briefing on April 26. “Protec...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

COVID-19 Risks for Kids Under 5 Right Now: What Parents Should Know
It’s a challenging time for parents anxiously awaiting the arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations for children under the age of 5. In a report published by Politico April 21, sources with insider knowledge warned that a vaccine may not be available for the youngest age group until late June. And after a federal judge struck down a mask mandate for public transportation on April 18—leading some plane passengers to remove their masks mid-flight—some parents expressed frustration that many people seem to forget that the littlest children still can’t be protected through vaccination. At the same time, many pe...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Health chiefs stick to 'reckless' decision to only offer free influenza vaccines to 65+
Despite backlash, the Department of Health today confirmed the newly eligible groups will no longer receive the jab for free through the NHS in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FluMist, FluMist Quadrivalent influenza vaccine live intranasal
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Source: MedicineNet Medications General - April 23, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Multi-Strain COVID-19 Vaccines Might Be Coming, After Moderna Reports Promising Study Results
While U.S. health officials are still debating the best way forward when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine boosters, one thing was clear when experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) met for a recent committee discussion: to get longer-lasting and stronger immune responses, the next booster might have to target more than one strain of SARS-CoV-2. That would make COVID-19 vaccines similar to the annual flu shot, which normally helps the body to generate immunity against up to three different influenza strains. On April 19, Moderna, which makes one of the two mRNA vaccines available in the U.S., reported results...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What to Know About Getting a Second COVID-19 Booster
At this point, COVID-19 vaccines have been available for well over a year in the U.S. But the shots weren’t designed to prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the immunity generated by the vaccines wanes, so the virus continues to mutate and become even more transmissible—and infect even the vaccinated. Boosting with another dose of the vaccine can increase that immunity again, so public health officials authorized an initial booster shot for most people last year. But as new variants of the virus continue to emerge, it’s time to consider another booster dose for the wider population. Already, that second...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

COVID-19 Could Be Surging in the U.S. Right Now and We Might Not Even Know It
The rise of Covid cases in some regions of the U.S., just as testing efforts wane, has raised the specter that the next major wave of the virus may be difficult to detect. In fact, the country could be in the midst of a surge right now and we might not even know it. Testing and viral sequencing are critical to responding quickly to new outbreaks of Covid. And yet, as the country tries to move on from the pandemic, demand for lab-based testing has declined and federal funding priorities have shifted. The change has forced some testing centers to shutter while others have hiked up prices in response to the end of government-...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MADISON MULLER / BLOOMBERG Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

H5N1 Vaccine Readied for a Possible Influenza Pandemic H5N1 Vaccine Readied for a Possible Influenza Pandemic
Adjuvanted H5N1 influenza vaccine has been shown to be highly immunogenic in younger and older adults. It is being developed in light of a possible H5N1 influenza pandemic that could cause global harm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 8, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Current COVID-19 Booster-Shot Strategy is Not Sustainable, Says FDA ’s Expert Panel
While the currently available COVID-19 vaccines remain effective in protecting people from serious disease, public health experts still face a handful of important questions about the shots and their ability to continue to protect against the virus in coming years. Will a new version of the vaccine be more effective? How long does protection last? Are boosters the only way to extend that protection? Is there a better, more coordinated way to give vaccines and boosters to maximize immunity in the face of an ever-changing virus? Those were the discussion topics that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Why Black and Hispanic Seniors Are Left With a Weaker Flu Vaccine Why Black and Hispanic Seniors Are Left With a Weaker Flu Vaccine
Federal health officials haven ' t taken a clear position on whether a high-dose influenza vaccine is the best choice for people 65 and older. Many in that group already opt for the costlier enhanced shot.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccines Cut Seasonal Death in Patients With Heart Failure Flu Vaccines Cut Seasonal Death in Patients With Heart Failure
Annual influenza vaccines significantly cut death during serial flu seasons in patients with heart failure in the prospective, placebo-controlled IVVE trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news