Can employers require workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine? HR, law experts weigh in.
In many areas of private industry, vaccine mandates are relatively unprecedented. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

EU and BioNTech/Pfizer clash over reduced vaccine deliveries
European officials say supply changes after ruling on doses per vial could derail vaccination plans (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why are around a third of pregnant women not vaccinated against whooping cough?
Whooping cough is widespread, highly contagious and serious for new-born babies. However, 30 per cent of pregnant women in the UK do not receive the whooping cough vaccine, leading to avoidable illness and death and the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be having a negative impact on these numbers. New research led by the University of Bristol aims to understand why pregnant women are not being vaccinated against whooping cough and how to improve delivery by maternity services and mothers ’ uptake of vaccines. (Source: University of Bristol news)
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Exit Interview: C.D.C. Head Redfield Reflects on His Time on the Job
He predicted the “worst is yet to come” in the pandemic and expressed frustration with the politicization of mask-wearing and mitigation efforts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Redfield, Robert R Source Type: news

Lex Letter from Seoul: China’s vaccines and efficacy rates
Demand for Sinovac’s CoronaVac will remain high. In most developing countries, it is the only option (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Birmingham and Nottinghamshire trusts offer 24-hour Covid vaccines
The vaccines will be offered to existing high-priority groups and hospital staff on night shifts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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The Latest: Italy ponders suing Pfizer for vaccine delays
Italy’s virus czar is pressing ahead with plans to take legal action against Pfizer after the U.S. pharmaceutical company announced delays in delivering pre-ordered COVID-19 vaccines to Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Here ’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President
Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world is being lashed by winds of disease and death that no one saw coming just a few months before. As President Joe Biden takes office, he is facing nothing short of a pathogenic typhoon, with COVID-19 raging around the world, nowhere more so than in the U.S., with some 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths—more than 20% of the global toll. If the pandemic unfolded in ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Daily COVID-19 vaccinations drop below level required to hit February target
Numbers of COVID-19 vaccinations administered per day have dipped below the number needed for the government to hit its target of administering a first dose to 15m people UK-wide by 15 February (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Publix pharmacies to offer vaccines in Volusia, St. Johns, Flagler counties
Publix and Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that there will be the availability of Covid-19 vaccinations in Collier, Flagler, St.  Johns and Volusia counties.  The expansion is part of the governor's allocation of additional doses of the Moderna vaccine to be administered to those 65 and older. Eligible individuals can make appointments beginning Tuesday by using the online reservation system here, with vaccinations s tarting Thursday. The announcement brings the total number of Publix… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stuart Korfhage Source Type: news

Giant Eagle pleads for patience amid tight supply of Covid-19 vaccine for Ohioans 80+
Giant Eagle and Kroger pharmacies, part of Ohio's rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, expect appointments to fill up fast. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Limited COVID-19 vaccine supply hampers GP efforts to ramp up rollout
Limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccine have forced GP-led vaccination sites to operate at well below maximum capacity - and left GPs questioning the rollout of new mass vaccination centres. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Editorial: Lucky me. I got my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. But why?
Right now, getting the vaccine seems to have more to do with whom you know and where you live than how badly you need it (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karin Klein Source Type: news

Editorial: Vaccine mixed messages are a failure by government at all levels
Some confusion over the largest vaccination effort in history was inevitable. But the mixed messaging coming from some government officials -- hello L.A. county supervisors -- has only sowed more turmoil. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Times Editorial Board Source Type: news

Biden is ‘inheriting a disaster’ as coronavirus continues to grip nation amid chaotic vaccine rollout
Trends may improve in coming months but coronavirus mutations are wild cards, experts say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine found to be effective against Covid variant discovered in the UK
The Covid vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech is likely to be effective against a mutant strain of the virus that was first discovered... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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The Strange Voyeurism of Watching Someone Else Get Vaccinated
Seeing a shot go in someone ’s arm is largely devoid of drama, but the surrounding choreography and presentation of the moment can be fascinating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Haigney Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nursing and Nurses Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Source Type: news

BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine found effective against Covid-19 variant
Laboratory-based study shows mutations were neutralised by antibodies in blood of vaccinated patients (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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AstraZeneca Estonia to participate in VaccineGuard pilot
Estonia, Hungary and Iceland are the first countries to sign up to the new platform supporting the global COVID-19 vaccination programme. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Covid vaccine update: The side effects you may experience with each jab - full list
CORONAVIRUS vaccines have been injected in more than four million British citizens; and a further 10 vaccination centres have opened their doors. However, people need to be aware of the risks associated with the jab. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines: Live updates
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Meanwhile, vaccinations have already started in some countries as cases... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer tells Canada it will not receive any Covid-19 vaccine doses next week
Frustration visibly boiled over with some Canadian leaders Tuesday as Pfizer told Canada that it would not receive any vaccine doses... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California pins vaccine hopes on Biden administration
California officials are pinning their hopes on President-elect Joe Biden as they struggle to obtain coronavirus vaccines to curb a surge that has packed hospitals and morgues (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lower-income countries fall behind in race for vaccines
Dose shortages risk prolonging pandemic for years, experts warn (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hawaii to ramp up Covid-19 vaccine rollout
The state expects to receive roughly 32,700 Covid-19 vaccine doses, about 19,000 of which are first doses – a decline from 39,700 doses received last week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

California sees hopeful signs as counties fight for vaccines
Vaccine scarcity is continuing to plague California even as other indicators seem to show a slowing in the holiday-driven surge that led the state to be the first to top 3 million known coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Member of Ontario's COVID-19 vaccination task force resigns after travel outside country
A member of Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force has resigned after she travelled outside of Canada in December, the premier's office says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts
Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Hawaii to ramp up Covid-19 vaccine rollout
The state expects to receive roughly 32,700 Covid-19 vaccine doses, about 19,000 of which are first doses – a decline from 39,700 doses received last week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Most Americans say the coronavirus pandemic is not controlled, Post-ABC poll finds
The survey also shows that more than 6 in 10 Americans say they would probably get the vaccine. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Subject expert committee nod to Bharat Biotech ’s intranasal vaccine trials
The company had sought permission to conduct both phase-I and phase-II trials. “However, the SEC has asked the company to present data of phase-I trials first, after which permission for phase-II trials would be considered,” one of the persons told ET on condition of anonymity. (Source: The Economic Times)
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UN agencies working closely with India as country launches world's largest COVID vaccination drive
India on January 16 rolled out the massive coronavirus vaccination drive under which two domestically manufactured vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin --are being administered to frontline health workers across the country. (Source: The Economic Times)
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Goa gets 18,000 vaccine doses, inoculation to resume on Friday
Talking to on Wednesday, Goa Health Services Director Dr Jose D'Sa said the next round of vaccination would be held across the state from Friday onwards. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Active caseload slips below two lakh after nearly 7 months
As on January 20, 2021, a total of 6,74,835 beneficiaries have received the vaccination. In a span of 24 hours, 2,20,786 people were vaccinated across 3,860 sessions. A total of 11,720 sessions has been conducted so far. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neighbourhood first: Vaccines from India reach Maldives
India ’s vaccine diplomacy is yet another testament to its Neighbourhood First policy, in which Maldives occupies a special and central place. This is reciprocated in full measure by the ‘India First’ policy of the Government of Maldives. Prime Minister during his visit to Maldives in June 2019 righ tly said ‘Neighbourhood First is our priority; and in the Neighbourhood Maldives is priority’. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighboring nations
India's Foreign Ministry said the country would send 150,000 shots of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine, manufactured locally by Serum Institute of India, to Bhutan and 100,000 shots to the Maldives on Wednesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal COVID-19 vaccine will be easy to give to children: AIIMS director
Once children start going to the school regularly and they contract the COVID-19 infection, they will not have much problem but if they bring it home they can spread it to their parents or grandparents, the chief of the premier Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccines sent by India reach Bhutan and Maldives; Sri Lanka, Afghanistan in line
On Tuesday, India had said it would send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from Wednesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
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Health worker dies after jab, death not due to it: Official
​​The worker was vaccinated at about 11.30 AM on Tuesday at a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the district and he is said to have developed chest pain at around 2.30 AM on Wednesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant found in Britain: Study
The encouraging results from an analysis of blood of participants in trials are based on more extensive analysis than those released by the U.S. drugmaker last week. (Source: The Economic Times)
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COVID-19 vaccines safe, beneficiaries need not fear: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope
He admitted that beneficiaries are confused about getting the vaccine and many of them are not turning up to get the jab as they are waiting to see the vaccine's reaction on others. (Source: The Economic Times)
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Allow vaccine for non-healthcare workers to curb wastage: IMA
The government should make a provision for including those persons in the vaccination drive who are interested in getting doses so that maximum number of people benefit," IMA MP Joint Secretary Dr Sudeep Pathak told . (Source: The Economic Times)
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It's really easy to treat, prevent coronavirus naturally
(Natural News) All around the world – except in the United States, of course – people are harmonizing their bodies with nature’s offerings to stave off the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). In the “land of the free,” however, only pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are recognized and allowed as “medicine” for the novel virus, which is why... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Aurora pharmacist pleads not guilty to tampering with Covid-19 vaccines
Former Aurora Health Care pharmacist Steven R. Brandenberg pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to a misdemeanor charge related to allegations of tampering with Moderna Covid-19 vaccine vials at Aurora ’s Grafton hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Former Aurora pharmacist pleads not guilty to tampering with Covid-19 vaccines
Former Aurora Health Care pharmacist Steven R. Brandenberg pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to a misdemeanor charge related to allegations of tampering with Moderna Covid-19 vaccine vials at Aurora ’s Grafton hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

City of Milwaukee outlines how residents 65+ can register for Covid-19 vaccine
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Tuesday that Wisconsin ’s 700,000 residents who are 65 years of age and older will become eligible for the vaccine next week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sari Lesk Source Type: news

City of Milwaukee outlines how residents 65+ can register for Covid-19 vaccine
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Tuesday that Wisconsin ’s 700,000 residents who are 65 years of age and older will become eligible for the vaccine next week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sari Lesk Source Type: news

4 Portland health systems gear up for mass vaccination clinic at Convention Center
The four hospital systems' initial capacity will be 1,490 doses per day, depending on supplies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

4 Portland health systems gear up for mass vaccination clinic at Convention Center
The four hospital systems' initial capacity will be 1,490 doses per day, depending on supplies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Massachusetts adds Fenway Park as mass vaccination site
This article first appeared on MassLive.com. Massachusetts will be expanding its Covid vaccine rollout to include more of the shots at CVS Health and Walgreens pharmacies across the state, Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Tuesday. Officials also announced that Fenway Park will become the state’s second mass vaccination site, joining Gillett e Stadium. The expansion is part of the Covid-19 CDC Pharmacy Partnership program — an effort to increase the number of shots available for eligible residents… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tanner Stening Source Type: news