Delta a new challenge for herd immunity

New modelling from James Cook University scientists shows Australia needs to vaccinate at least 85 percent of the population to achieve herd immunity.


HPV vaccine has a significant impact even if not universal

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines applied in national vaccination programs protect against most cancers associated with oncogenic, high-risk (hr) HPV types. Two recent studies demonstrate the impact of gender-neutral HPV ...


Opinion: Children must be vaccinated against COVID-19

Vaccination of children must be part of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout if Australia is to have any chance of reaching herd immunity, say leading experts in InSight+, the weekly news magazine of the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Herd immunity for Americans may be an elusive goal, experts say

(HealthDay)—While more than half of American adults have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, many scientists and public health experts now believe that herd immunity cannot be reached in the foreseeable future.

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BioNTech boss strikes upbeat note on Europe's vaccine drive

More than half of Europe's population should have received the coronavirus vaccine in the next two months, allowing governments to consider easing lockdown rules for those who've been immunized, the head of German pharmaceutical ...

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