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COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans: officials

If a COVID-19 vaccine is proven effective, the US will ensure it's distributed for free to all Americans, officials said Thursday, underscoring there will be no shortcuts on safety.

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Seasonal flu vaccinations don't 'stick' long-term in bone marrow

A study from Emory Vaccine Center provides insights into why the boost in immunity from seasonal flu vaccination lasts for months but not years, unlike some childhood vaccinations.

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Mexico, Argentina aim to roll out vaccine early next year

Mexico and Argentina aim to have a coronavirus vaccine available for Latin America early next year under a production agreement with drugs giant AstraZeneca, the Mexican government said Thursday.

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WHO urges countries to gamble on shared vaccine search

The WHO on Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars in searching for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments—calling it a snip compared to the vast economic cost of the coronavirus crisis.

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COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows positive preclinical results

PDS Biotechnology, a clinical stage immunotherapy company, has announced positive results from preclinical testing conducted at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, PDS0203.

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Brazil state signs deal to make Russian vaccine

The Brazilian state of Parana signed a deal Wednesday to test and produce Russia's new coronavirus vaccine, though officials stressed they would have to be sure of its safety and effectiveness first.

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Experimental COVID-19 vaccine prevents severe disease in mice

An experimental vaccine is effective at preventing pneumonia in mice infected with the COVID-19 virus, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The vaccine, which is made from a mild ...

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FDA head says any approved COVID-19 vaccine will be safe

(HealthDay)—Stephen Hahn, M.D., the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said Monday that the agency will not compromise safety when approving a COVID-19 vaccine, CNN reported.

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WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia.

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Trump announces sixth vaccine contract, for 100 mn doses

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a $1.5 billion contract with US biotech company Moderna for 100 million doses of an eventual coronavirus vaccine, the sixth such deal reached since May.

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Pre-orders of COVID-19 vaccine top five billion

Although none of the coronavirus vaccines under development has proved its efficacy yet in clinical trials, at least 5.7 billion doses have been pre-ordered around the world.