Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccines amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The prospect of having a COVID-19 vaccine raises expectations and plenty of questions. While no one can pinpoint the elusive question of when there will be a vaccine, there are some questions that can be answered now.

Vaccination

Mexico joins WHO coronavirus vaccine plan

Mexico, which has one of the world's highest COVID-19 death tolls, announced Friday that it was joining a WHO-backed program to facilitate poor countries' access to coronavirus vaccines.

Vaccination

AstraZeneca pledges 20 mn vaccine doses for Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday a deal with AstraZeneca to procure up to 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed with Oxford University.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. coronavirus cases top 7 million

The number of U.S. coronavirus cases passed 7 million on Friday, with California the hardest hit state so far in a pandemic that has crippled the country for more than six months.

Pediatrics

ACIP provides recommendations on meningococcal vaccination

(HealthDay)—Routine vaccination with a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) is recommended for adolescents aged 11 to 12 years with a booster at age 16 years, according to a report published in the Sept. ...

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