Tag: vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination plan for kids 5 to 11

President Biden has released his rollout plan for COVID-19 vaccines in anticipation of approval to use the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5–11 as part of an emergency use authorization. “The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) will be meeting to review the data that was submitted for emergency use authorization on Oct. 26,” says

Tdap vaccination tied to lower dementia risk in older adults

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccination in older adults is associated with a 42 percent lower dementia risk, according to a study recently published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. Jeffrey F. Scherrer, Ph.D., from Saint Louis University, and colleagues assessed whether Tdap vaccination is associated with incident dementia. The

COVID vaccination in pregnancy may pass helpful antibodies to baby

Here’s reassuring news for moms-to-be: Pregnant women who receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines appear to transfer protective antibodies to their babies, a new study says. The researchers assessed 122 pregnant women who received the vaccines. They also analyzed the cord blood of the women’s babies at the time of birth. The helpful antibodies

Australia Reports Second AstraZeneca Blood Clot Case

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia said on Tuesday a second person had been diagnosed with a blood clot after receiving the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine but there had been no rise in inoculation cancellations as authorities try to steady a bungled immunisation campaign. This week Australia abandoned a goal of vaccinating all of its nearly 26 million

New York launches digital vaccination, testing passport app

Fox News Flash top headlines for March 27 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW YORK – State officials have launched a digital pass New Yorkers can download to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The Excelsior Pass will be accepted at major entertainment venues

White House: COVID-19 Numbers Take a ‘Concerning Shift’

Feb. 26, 2021 — After several weeks of declining, COVID-19 numbers are back on the rise and new variants continue to emerge, according to White House officials — just as states begin to lift restrictions and open doors to restaurants and businesses. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, reported during a Friday COVID-19 briefing that coronavirus cases and

COVID-19 vaccination intent increased from September to December 2020

(HealthDay)—From September to December 2020, there was an increase in COVID-19 vaccination intent, according to research published in the Feb. 9 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Kimberly H. Nguyen, Dr.P.H., from the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases in Atlanta, and colleagues

Serbia starts vaccination with Chinese-made Sinopharm

Serbia launched on Tuesday a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign and became the first European country to use the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab. “It is the only way to return to normal life,” said Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar, the first who received the vaccine. “These are all very safe vaccines,” Loncar said as the state-run RTS television

Improving vaccination rates by dispelling mistrust and conspiracy

A leading University of Queensland academic is using his research to improve vaccination rates across the country. Dr. Tom Aechtner from UQ’s School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry has launched the world’s first Massive Open Online Couse (MOOC), AVAXX101, dedicated to anti-vaccination and vaccine hesitancy. This MOOC works alongside a website, UQVaccinationChoice, to provide impartial

Coronavirus: less and less people want to be vaccinated

In the fight against the novel Coronavirus, a vaccine is considered to be crucial. But the population would benefit from this also? While in April 2020, 70 percent of the people in Germany were willing to be vaccinated, the number dropped in June to 61 percent. Many people are particularly concerned with possible side effects.

Measles Outbreak Spurs Vaccination Surge in Anti-Vaxxer Hotspot

Weeks after a hotspot for anti-vaxxers turned into a hotspot for measles infections, vaccination rates have surged in the area, according to news reports. Last month, following 50 confirmed cases and 11 suspected cases of the measles, Clark County, Washington, declared a public health emergency. Now, residents of the area are scrambling for vaccinations, according

AAP updates recommendations for pediatric flu vaccination

(HealthDay)—All children and adolescents are advised to undergo annual influenza immunization, ideally with an inactivated influenza vaccine, according to a policy statement published online Sept. 3 in Pediatrics. Yvonne A. Maldonado, M.D., from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, and colleagues updated recommendations for the routine use of influenza vaccine and antiviral

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In 21 States

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the outbreak, one of the worst in several years. More than 107 people in 21 states have contracted measles since July 18 of this year, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. If this pace keeps up, it could be the worst outbreak since 2014,

NFID initiative working to up hepatitis B vaccination rates

(HealthDay)—A new initiative to increase hepatitis B virus vaccination rates among at-risk adults has been developed, according to a report from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) published in support of World Hepatitis Day. The NFID is developing a new initiative to increase hepatitis B vaccination rates among at-risk adults in order to reduce