The long-awaited vaccine is a necessary tool in the fight against the most common respiratory viruses.
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The newly approved RSV vaccine could be rolled out by fall 2023, in time for the typical winter surge in RSV infections.
Moderna is testing an mRNA vaccine in combination with pembrolizumab to treat melanoma.
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Preventive and therapeutic vaccines both train the immune system to fight disease, but they are used in different ways.
Funding research is essential to meet future health challenges.
Canadian scientists have made significant contributions during the pandemic response, including vital roles in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But underfunding puts the future of science in Canada at risk.
In a matter of days, eligible people will be lining up to receive the newly formulated booster shot.
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The CDC’s endorsement of the reformulated COVID-19 booster shots represents a major step in the effort to get more Americans boosted.
The UK has become the first country to approve the shot, which targets omicron alongside the original strain of SARS-CoV-2.
It’s natural to have questions about the risks and benefits of COVID vaccines in young children. Here’s what you need to know ahead of Australia’s rollout.
Is it time for a new generation of COVID vaccines? Here’s where the research is at.
Clinical studies show that mixing and matching booster vaccines can lead to a more robust immune response.
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On the horizon: A new omicron-focused version of the Moderna vaccine that may offer longer protection and a stronger immune response.
Global Justice campaigners in London stand by fake coffins to highlight global COVID-19 deaths. If pharma companies waived intellectual property rights, it would be easier for low- and middle-income countries to access COVID-19 vaccines.
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Waiving patent rights on COVID-19 vaccines and drugs is still crucial to ensure access globally, but the waiver on the table at the June World Trade Organization meeting doesn’t do the job.
Boosters and vaccinating children mean we’re relying on two pharmaceutical companies to supply Australia’s COVID vaccines. That needs to change.
WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a visit at Afrigen Formulation Facilities in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Moves by Moderna and BioNTech to make vaccines themselves in African countries signal that the companies aren’t considering licensing its technology to a third party for local manufacture.
South Africans wait for access to a COVID-19 vaccine.
New research sheds light on how Canadian researchers developed a key component of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines but failed to share it with the world
Parents can now choose Moderna to vaccinate their children against COVID. So how effective is it, and how does it compare with Pfizer?
Fewer people reported needing to miss work after their booster, compared to their second dose.
Some vaccines use mRNA to make copies of the triangular red spike proteins to induce immunity.
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The new omicron variant of coronavirus has a number of mutations that may require manufacturers to update vaccines. The unique attributes of mRNA vaccines make updating them fast and easy.
The U.S. government funded a significant portion of the R&D behind the Moderna vaccine.
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Moderna claims its scientists alone invented the mRNA sequence used to produce its COVID-19 vaccine. The US government, which helped fund the drug, disagrees.
The Lagos State government recently approved some private health facilities to administer COVID-19 vaccines in the state.
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Properly engaged and monitored, Nigeria’s private sector can do more in COVID vaccination exercise.
Protection from infection wanes over time. So boosters will offer extra protection and hopefully reduce the spread of the virus even further.
Discuss with your doctor whether or not you need a booster – and if so, which vaccine will work best for you.
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As boosters are authorized for all three COVID-19 shots available in the US, the ability to swap out vaccine types looks to be a boon to the immune system.
There are very few situations where someone can’t have a COVID vaccine for medical reasons.