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Valneva’s COVID-19 Shot Set for Phase Three Trial This Month

PARIS (Reuters) – Valneva on Tuesday reported positive results for its COVID-19 vaccine in early stage clinical trials and said it planned to launch a Phase Three trial this month. The French drugmaker, whose shot uses the technology behind its licensed Japanese encephalitis vaccine, tested its vaccine in 153 adults with three dose levels based

How AstraZeneca’s errors eroded US confidence in its COVID shot

The United States was among the biggest backers of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, but a series of blunders by the company eroded American authorities’ confidence and have delayed rollout in the world’s hardest-hit country. The British-Swedish drugmaker was on the backfoot Tuesday, vowing to release more data “within 48 hours” after the US National Institute

EU regulator opens review into CureVac’s COVID shot

The European Union’s medicines regulator said Friday it had started a “rolling review” of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by German firm CureVac, the first step towards a possible authorisation in the bloc. “Preliminary results from laboratory studies and early clinical studies in adults… suggest the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies and immune cells that

EXPLAINER: How do I know when to get my 2nd vaccine shot?

As U.S. health officials try to get COVID-19 vaccines to people more quickly, it’s already time for some people to get their second shots. So who’s keeping track to make sure you get the correct second dose, and on time? And who can see that information? It’s one of the many logistical issues health officials

Building a better flu shot

Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the vaccine is only effective 40% to 60% of the time, according to the CDC. Now Michigan State University researchers have data

Sister, Sister! Jessica Simpson Shares Sweet Shot of Maxwell and Birdie

Sister time! Jessica Simpson photographed her daughters, 7-year-old Maxwell and 2-month-old Birdie, and shared the sweet sibling shot. “These ladies make my heart burst with love sprinkles,” the fashion designer, 38, wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, May 28. “#MAXIDREW #BIRDIEMAE.” https://www.instagram.com/p/ByBrJCfgbWb/ These ladies make my heart burst with love sprinkles ?#MAXIDREW #BIRDIEMAE A post shared

Three-quarters of health care workers got flu shot last year

(HealthDay)—Just over three-quarters of health care personnel received a flu vaccine last season, according to research published in the Sept. 28 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Carla L. Black, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted an opt-in internet panel survey of 2,265

Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque builds inside the arteries, stiffening and eventually clogging them. Plaque is a waxy substance that’s made of cholesterol, fat, fragments of cellular waste, calcium, and fibrin, an insoluble protein that helps the blood to clot. As plaque gradually builds up inside the arteries, it causes the vessels to