Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An expert explains viral variants, mutations and strains

What are variants? We asked Divya Shah, Epidemics Research Lead, to explain how variants happen, what they mean for treatments and vaccines—including for COVID-19—and how we can prevent them.

Vaccination

ACIP issues 2021 immunization schedule for adults

(HealthDay)—The recommended immunization schedule for adults has been updated for 2021, according to a report published online Feb. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine and in the Feb. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for ...

Vaccination

UK backs CureVac effort to make vaccine for COVID variants

The U.K. government announced Friday that it plans to work with a German biopharmaceutical company to develop vaccines targeting emerging variants of COVID-19 as public health officials call for new tools to keep the virus ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Either trivalent flu vaccine safe for use in seniors

Either the trivalent adjuvanted inactivated influenza vaccine (aIIV3) or the trivalent high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine (HD-IIV3) is safe to use in older adults, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA ...

Cardiology

High-dose flu shot no better for heart patients

Getting a high-dose flu shot instead of a regular dose doesn't further reduce the risk of serious flu-complications, hospitalization or death in people with heart disease, new research shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers advance a universal influenza virus vaccine

A vaccine that induces immune responses to a wide spectrum of influenza virus strains and subtypes has produced strong and durable results in early-stage clinical trials in humans, Mount Sinai researchers have found. The ...

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