Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines adverse reactions, MHRA (updated 28th October 2021)
A weekly report covering adverse reactions to approved COVID-19 vaccines. 28 October 2021Weekly report updated to include data up to and including 20 October 2021 21 October 2021Updated to include reports up to and including 13 October (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Republican Attorneys General Criticize Biden Vaccine Order Republican Attorneys General Criticize Biden Vaccine Order
Twenty-one Republican state attorneys general sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Wednesday saying they think his COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors “stands on shaky legal ground."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Bill Would Remove'Conscience' as Basis for Refusing Vaccine Bill Would Remove'Conscience' as Basis for Refusing Vaccine
Democrats want an exception to allow repercussions for those who refuse vaccinations in the battle against COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccine reluctance in Eastern Europe brings high COVID cost
Ukraine is suffering through a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Defrosting the COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech, SPS
The COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech must be defrosted before use. This page provides information on the thawing process, including principles for defrosting and thawing in a refrigerator and at room temperature. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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U.S. Purchases Additional 50 Million Pediatric Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine, Pfizer Says
The additional doses finalize the 600 million dose deal the U.S. government made with Pfizer and BioNTech at the start of the pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
The Russian capital brought in its strictest COVID-19-related lockdown measures in more than a year on Thursday as nationwide one-day pandemic deaths and infections hit new highs amid slow vaccination uptake. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

1 In 5 Adults Still Reject Covid Vaccines, Poll Finds — Here Are The Biggest Groups Still Holding Out
Republicans, Americans living in rural areas and white evangelical Christians are among the groups most likely to reject the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Hungary official: Employers can require vaccination for work
A Hungarian official announced Thursday that the government will allow employers to require that their employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for work (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Contracting COVID-19 may provide some immunity. But still get vaccinated, scientists say
Some new studies that look at natural immunity — a degree of protection against COVID-19 that a person develops after being infected — have triggered discussion within the scientific community about the strength of such immunity. However, scientists tell CBC News it is no substitute for vaccination. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Africa: Rwanda and Senegal Will Host Africa's First Covid-19 Vaccine Plants - What's Known So Far
[The Conversation Africa] The lack of vaccine production capacity in African countries has been the subject of much concern and hand-wringing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has become a particularly hot topic because of the gravely unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines between developed and developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bill would remove 'conscience' as basis for refusing vaccine
Illinois law has for more than four decades protected those who oppose providing or receiving certain medical treatment because of their religious beliefs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California virus cases stop falling, governor urges caution
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rolled up his sleeve and received a coronavirus vaccine booster shot (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to Decide Which Covid Booster Shot to Get
Health officials approved mix-and-match Covid booster shots, but didn ’t say whether it’s better to switch vaccines or stick with your original shot. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Content Type: Service Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Source Type: news

Emergency rooms across America getting FLOODED with patients suffering acute organ failure and debilitating symptoms... media claims it has nothing to do with covid vaccines
(Natural News) National Public Radio (NPR) is flabbergasted by a major uptick in emergency room admissions across the United States. Even though it is painfully obvious that “fully vaccinated” Americans are getting sick in droves NPR is chalking it all up to mystery – or perhaps something spooky since Halloween is just days away. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Western Australia now says 75% of workforce must get vaccinated for covid... or else
(Natural News) Perth, the largest city in Western Australia, is about to join Melbourne, the largest city in Victoria, with an “enhanced” Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” mandate. Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan announced that his government will be expanding the territory’s existing jab mandate to include more than one million people, or about 75 percent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Judge won't stop vaccine mandate for NYC cops, other workers
A New York judge on Wednesday refused to pause a vaccine mandate set to take effect Friday for the city’s municipal workforce, denying a police union’s request for a temporarily restraining order (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Republican attorneys general criticize Biden vaccine order
Twenty-one Republican state attorneys general have sent a letter to President Joe Biden criticizing his COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Next Year Some Immunocompromised People Can Get 4th Covid Shot, C.D.C. Says
The agency said that a booster could be administered at least six months after severely or moderately immunocompromised adults received a third dose of an mRNA vaccine that was authorized over the summer just for them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel E. Slotnik Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pfizer Inc Moderna Inc Johnson & United States Source Type: news

FDA advisory committee member says there is NO evidence all children need COVID-19 vaccines
Dr Michael Kurilla, of the NIH, was the only member to abstain  in the FDA's advisory committee vote of 17-0-1 to recommend approval of COVID-19 vaccines in children ages five to 11. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Blood Cancer Patients Get Little Protection From COVID Vaccine
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Biden's vaccine mandate set to worsen supply chain crisis as scores of truckers, already in short supply, contemplate walking away
(Natural News) Sometimes presidents make incorrect decisions because they either did not have enough information or because they simply chose wrong. Such unforced errors are part of being human; presidents, with all of their experience and all of their advisers, are not infallible. But other times, presidents make decisions that are so obviously wrong you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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For people of color in L.A., misinformation, past injustices contribute to vaccine hesitancy
New UCLA research identifies several factors influencing how people of color in Los Angeles County are making decisions about COVID-19 vaccination.The study, published in the peer-reviewed JAMA Network Open, reveals that misinformation and politicization, awareness of past injustices involving medical research, and fears about the inequitable distribution of vaccines all contributed to people ’s hesitancy to be vaccinated.Racial and ethnic minority communities in Los Angeles County have had an exceptionally high risk for COVID-19 infection, severe illness and death. To prevent further disparities, the study ’s ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Indiana recruits Chicago police officers who are fed up with oppressive coronavirus mandates
(Natural News) Chicago police officers are being forced to get vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and report their vaccination status. Failure to comply means they may be punished or potentially lose their jobs. After hearing about the plight of officers in Chicago, officials in the neighboring state of Indiana are throwing the doors open to disgruntled cops,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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"Co-morbidities" are the ultimate excuse for vaccine-induced death of the immune-compromised masses in America
(Natural News) By now it’s rather obvious that Fauci is guilty of funding the design of a virus that could jump from animals to humans and attack the lungs specifically. This is especially dangerous for humans with immune system deficits already, including anyone fighting chronic inflammation, severe allergies, asthma, COPD, diabetes, ADE (antibody-dependent enhancement), cancer,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Unvaccinated Canadians receive calls from health department reminding them to get coronavirus vaccines
(Natural News) Residents of Ontario, Canada who chose not to get the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are receiving calls from the Ontario Ministry of Health (OMH), reminding them to get vaccinated. There are almost two million unvaccinated people in Ontario, which has fully vaccinated 83 percent of its population. The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU), which covers a large... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Many Blood Cancer Patients Get Little Protection From COVID Vaccine
New research finds nearly 3 out of 5 blood cancer patients failed to mount an immune response against COVID after receiving a full two-dose course of the Pfizer vaccine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 300,000 kid-sized Pfizer COVID vaccine doses expected in Washington state next week
Thousands of kid-sized Pfizer vaccines are expected to land in Washington next week, just as state officials tally up the number of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO says likely to receive clarifications from Bharat Biotech on Covaxin by weekend
"WHO Technical Advisory Group for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) is an independent advisory group that provides recommendations to WHO on whether a #COVID19 vaccine can be listed for emergency use under the EUL procedure," the WHO tweeted. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some immunocompromised people can receive a 4th Covid shot, CDC says
The CDC says a fourth Covid vaccine booster dose can be used for immunocompromised people. Guidelines for receiving a fourth Covid... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Cell Culture - Derived Influenza Vaccine Efficacious in Children
Vaccine efficacy consistent in subgroups according to age, sex, race, and previous influenza vaccination (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 27, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Federal Judge Dismisses Pilots' Petition Against Vaccine Mandate Federal Judge Dismisses Pilots' Petition Against Vaccine Mandate
A federal judge in Texas has dismissed a request by pilots to stop Southwest Airlines from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Culture divide between vaccinated and unvaccinated can't be mended
Companies walk a tightrope as the tension between workers continues at the office. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

Enforcement of Indoor Vaccine Mandates Proves Uneven in US Enforcement of Indoor Vaccine Mandates Proves Uneven in US
How rigorously vaccination requirements are being enforced varies from place to place, even within the same state or city.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA endorses COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11: What parents need to know
Yale Medicine pediatric experts address common questions and concerns about COVID-19 vaccines for young children. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

California plans ambitious effort to vaccinate young children
State officials are preparing to offer COVID vaccine doses to California's 3.5 million children ages 5 to 11 as soon as the end of next week. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money, Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Upstate seeks volunteers for a study evaluating a new combination vaccine for the prevention of meningitis
Upstate is working with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to develop the new combination vaccine intended to protect against five of the most prevalent serogroups of the bacteria causing meningitis. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - October 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

COVID-19 risks in kids are small, but vaccines can still save lives, experts say
The overall risk for kids is small, but COVID has become a leading cause of death for children, making vaccination as important as ever, experts say. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money Source Type: news

No Vaccine, Thank You: We're Invincible No Vaccine, Thank You: We're Invincible
Dr F. Perry Wilson addresses the'invincibility factor'in COVID vaccine refusal.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Have Slower Response to Vaccine, Research Says
They remain susceptible to the virus for longer after the first vaccination, but achieve a mostly normal response after the second, a study says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Breastfeeding Vaccination and Immunization Immune System Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Antibodies Source Type: news

Spain to give different booster to strengthen J&J vaccine
Spain’s health authorities will offer a second dose to people who have received a shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA endorses murderous vaccine ATROCITIES against children ... Emergency Rooms across America being filled with post-vaccine patients suffering serious illness
(Natural News) In a 17-0 decision, an FDA committee has codified medical atrocities against innocent children across America by voting to approve “emergency use” of covid vaccines in children aged 5 – 11. Importantly, there is no medical need for children aged 5 – 11 to take covid vaccines at all, given that their mortality... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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IAMI: Influenza Vaccine Improved Outcomes, Reduced Risk of Death in High-Risk Patients After Acute MI or PCI IAMI: Influenza Vaccine Improved Outcomes, Reduced Risk of Death in High-Risk Patients After Acute MI or PCI
Results of a multicenter trial support improved outcomes with influenza vaccination following myocardial infarction and in cases of high-risk cardiovascular disease.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

South Africa: Business Unity South Africa to Seek Clarity From Court On Compulsory Vaccination for Employees
[Daily Maverick] Business Unity SA expects to get legal clarity from the high court on whether employers and business owners may compel employees to be vaccinated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Some Americans may get 4th vaccine shot; FDA panel recommends Pfizer vaccine for kids 5-11: COVID-19 updates
Adults with pre-existing medical conditions will be able to get a fourth shot, considered to be a booster, health officials say. Latest... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulatory approval of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19, MHRA (updated 27th October 2021)
Information for healthcare professionals and the public about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. 27 October 2021Updated for both HCPs and public 27 September 2021Extended vaccine shelf life from 6 months to now 9 months. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read leaflets, UK Health Security Agency (updated 27th October 2021)
Easy-read guides providing information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and vaccination. 27 October 2021Added links to English large print, Braille and British Sign Language versions of easy-read leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination for women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby. 7 October 2021Updated information on COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read guide. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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South Africa: Western Cape Agriculture Hosts Hosts Free Rabies Vaccination in Strand, 27-28 Oct
[Govt of SA] Rabies update: Western Cape Veterinary Services hosts free rabies vaccination in Strand (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Novavax submits Covid jab for UK approval
Filing offers boost for Covax vaccine programme which has agreed deal for 350m doses (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Administers 196,808 Covid-19 Vaccines, Over 11 000 Given to Teens
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has now distributed 21 721 854 COVID-19 jabs since the start of the inoculation rollout programme, of which 196 808 were given in the past 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news