Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still see risk

New COVID-19 cases are declining across most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states bucking that trend have lower-than-average vaccination rates, and experts warn that ...

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S.Africa pulls two million doses of J&J vaccine

South Africa, which is struggling to roll out its inoculation programme as it enters a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, said Sunday it will pull two million of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following contamination ...

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Brazil green-lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and up

Brazil's health regulator approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Friday for use in children aged 12 and up, though they will likely have to wait months in line for older age groups to be vaccinated first.

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Will people really need a yearly COVID booster vaccine?

(HealthDay)—As the number of people fully immunized against COVID-19 rises into the hundreds of millions, immunologists and infectious disease experts now are pondering a new question in the unfolding pandemic.

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Vaccination reduces the risk of severe COVID-19 infection

However, adults who are frail, living in areas of high deprivation or have unhealthy lifestyles are more at risk of COVID-19 infection and getting ill, despite being vaccinated, compared to other vaccinated people.

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$5.1 billion effort to eradicate polio announced

(HealthDay)—A $5.1 billion plan to eradicate polio worldwide by 2026 was announced this week by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership led by national governments and health groups.

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Social media may influence parents' views on HPV vaccination

Studies by Penn State College of Medicine researchers demonstrate that misinformation on social media may affect parents' willingness to have their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). They also found that ...

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