Vaccination

How does mixing and matching COVID-19 boosters work?

On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots and also said Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can receive a booster shot of a vaccine that is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pertussis more common in Europe than previously thought

Although vaccination programs against pertussis are effective in Europe, a new Finnish study shows that the disease is still very common among middle-aged adults in various European countries. At the same time, the results ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

History of vaccines offers lessons on COVID-19 for pregnant women

Pregnant women, who are at increased risk of preterm birth or pregnancy loss if they develop a severe case of COVID-19, need the best possible guidance on whether they should receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an article ...

Vaccination

New method for evaluating vaccine safety

A research group at the University of Turku, Finland, has led the development of a new method to evaluate vaccine safety. The new method may significantly reduce the use of animal testing in the vaccine industry.

Vaccination

'No Jab, No Pay' raises catch-up vaccination rates

The national "No Jab, No Pay" policy has been associated with substantial catch-up vaccination activity in lower socio-economic status areas in Australia, according to research published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Pediatrics

Mandatory vaccination ups prevalence of vaccine coverage

(HealthDay)—Mandatory vaccination is associated with increased vaccination coverage for measles and pertussis as well as reduced measles incidence in Europe, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Pediatrics.

Pediatrics

Midwives key to promoting vaccines, but more training is needed

A new study shows many midwives receive little or no training on how to communicate to expectant parents the importance of maternal and childhood vaccines despite being the most trusted source of information on vaccines in ...

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