One important metric by which we can measure the success of our public health system: Ensuring everyone has access to immunization in their community.
As New Zealand prepares to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to the general population, health authorities will need to reach those who remain hesitant through information sources they trust.
Even if you're vaccinated, you still need to come forward for COVID testing, even if you have the mildest symptoms.
Religious opposition over a link to abortions performed decades ago and misunderstandings about effectiveness could lead to a nightmare of angry patients and wasted vaccine.
Immunity fades rapidly for some infections (influenza) but lasts a lifetime with others (measles). Here's what we know about COVID.
Italy's decision to block export of AstraZeneca vaccines to Australia will likely not impact our vaccine roll-out. But vaccine scarcity is a looming problem in other parts of the world.
The FDA has indicated booster shots, to cover coronavirus variants, won't need to go through lengthy phase 3 clinical trials. Instead, they can be tested in smaller trials, which will save time.
South Africa's constitutional values of good public governance and transparency in public procurement have been sacrificed in the process of buying COVID-19 vaccines.
Real-world studies of vaccines aren't directly comparable with clinical trials, but their results are still good news.
South Africa is aiming for 67% coverage, which translates to about 40 million people by the end of 2021.
Most of us don't know yet when or where we'll receive our COVID vaccination. But particularly as there's a risk of scams, it's important to be clear on how this process will (and won't) play out.
In a digital age, and with unequal access to vaccines, there are considerable potential downsides to so-called 'vaccine passports'.
Our new research found gaps in COVID information available to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. But there are ways we can improve — because community ownership is crucial.
Fair global agreements, home-grown vaccines and sharing extra doses with poorer nations are all needed if we're to ever emerge from this pandemic.
For elite athletes, even mild COVID-19 vaccine side effects can throw their training plans off course. But they can plan ahead.
To make sure the COVID rollout is accessible to all people living in Australia, the government should consider a migrant amnesty.
Though COVID-19 has killed Black Americans at nearly twice the rate as white Americans, Black people are the least likely racial group to say they're eager to get the vaccine.
A waiver may not allow all developing countries to secure medicines and other anti-COVID technologies in a timely way.
Two residents in a Brisbane aged-care home were given a higher dose of the Pfizer vaccine than recommended. Here's what might have happened – and how we can reduce the risk it will happen again.
Years of vaccine research tells us that, if side effects are going to occur, they normally occur within the first months after getting a vaccine.