Vaccination

A general influenza vaccine

New vaccination method for lasting protection against all known influenza mutations in preclinical testing phase—potentially effective also against SARS-CoV-2—joint research project of the University of Konstanz, University ...

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 ...

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