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Only 9 percent of older Americans were vaccinated against RSV before the disease hit this fall and winter

Written by | 10 Mar 2024

A new study from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health found that only 9 percent of older Americans had been vaccinated against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prior to this fall and winter,… read more.

Survey finds many Americans are letting their guard down during respiratory illness season

Written by | 12 Nov 2023

Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning this year will be potentially dangerous for respiratory illnesses, a third of Americans are not concerned about the threat,… read more.

Countries encouraged to assess readiness for vaccination by pharmacists with new tool from FIP

Written by | 3 May 2023

During World Immunization Week, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) offers a new resource to help countries self-assess readiness of their regulations to enable pharmacist-delivered vaccination services and, where… read more.

Most long covid effects resolve within a year after mild infection

Written by | 15 Jan 2023

Most symptoms or conditions that develop after mild covid-19 infection linger for several months but return to normal within a year, finds a large study from Israel published… read more.

Attitudes towards corona vaccination among medical and nursing staff

Written by | 16 Nov 2022

Due to their close contacts with patients, people working in the medical and nursing fields have a higher risk of infecting themselves and others with the COVID-19 coronavirus…. read more.

Study suggests severe obesity blunts antibody response to COVID-19 vaccines

Written by | 11 May 2022

New research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, Netherlands (4-7 May), suggests that adults (aged 18 or older) with severe obesity generate… read more.

Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine does not appear to increase severe adverse events

Written by | 7 May 2022

Investigators report that even though there was some increase in cases of low-severity adverse events after third-dose vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 infection with mRNA vaccines, such third-dose vaccination did… read more.

Third wave of COVID-19 hit rural America especially hard

Written by | 16 Feb 2022

The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the summer of 2021 spread far faster in rural America, much of which has low rates of vaccination. A new… read more.

COVID-19 vaccination much more effective at preventing hospitalization than prior infection only

Written by | 18 Nov 2021

COVID-19 vaccination is about five times more effective at preventing COVID-related hospitalization than prior infection only, researchers reported on Oct. 29, 2021 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,… read more.

Study estimates that, without vaccination, mortality in children under five would be 45% higher in low-income and middle-income countries

Written by | 9 Feb 2021

A new modelling study has estimated that from 2000 to 2030 vaccination against 10 major pathogens

HPV vaccination significantly lowers risk of cervical cancer

Written by | 21 Nov 2020

Article written by Bruce Sylvester. HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination appears to significantly lower the risk of cervical cancer, researchers reported on Sept. 30, 2020 in the NEJM/New England… read more.

Could BCG vaccine protect against COVID-19?

Written by | 22 Oct 2020

A largescale global trial designed to test the theory that the widely-used BCG vaccine could help protect against COVID-19 will soon recruit healthcare staff and care home workers… read more.

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