South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is picking up pace.
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The circulation of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine poses the danger of hampering the government’s efforts to control the pandemic.
Our research shows we are still missing clear and consistent communication about COVID vaccines all Australians can understand and act on.
Fleeing Venezuelans arrive in the municipality of Pacaraima, in northern Brazil, in 2018.
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As high-income countries move into post-vaccination life with vaccination rates of over 80 doses per 100 people, only 1.1 per cent of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose.
The international evidence so far shows COVID vaccines are safe for pregnant women and effective at preventing severe disease.
People receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination clinic at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto in June 2021.
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Vaccine hesitancy is declining in Canada but hasn’t disappeared. New research shows many of those initially less hesitant have since been convinced. With continued efforts, others can still be reached.
African countries must include all migrant populations in their vaccination plans.
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Failure to ensure access for all to prevention and treatment, including vaccines, undermines national responses to COVID-19.
Vaccines don’t ward off every single infection but they do massively lower the risk.
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Vaccines can’t provide 100% protection, so it’s not a failure or surprise when some vaccinated people get sick with COVID-19. The good news is their cases are much less likely to be severe or fatal.
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ATAGI is grappling with competing concerns, considerable uncertainty, and a constantly changing landscape.
As coronavirus cases surge, unvaccinated people are accounting for nearly all hospitalizations and deaths.
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The US has split into “two Americas,” one of the unvaccinated and one of the vaccinated. The differences in deaths and hospitalizations between the two populations are striking.
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The Lambda variant accounts for almost all new cases in Peru, which has the world’s highest COVID death toll per capita.
Preliminary evidence suggests Lambda has an easier time infecting our cells and is a bit better at dodging our immune systems. But vaccines should still do a good job against it.
A small number of cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported following the mRNA COVID vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna. But this is no reason to avoid the jab.
Comparing COVID-19 vaccines with others that are less effective makes people see them more favourably.
Information on COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals has been inconsistent and hard to find.
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Exclusion from clinical trials, lack of data and inconsistent information made it difficult for pregnant and breastfeeding people to make decisions about COVID-19 vaccines early in the rollout.
Vaccine hesitancy in parents shouldn’t mean adolescents can’t get vaccinated.
Hundreds of residents of Toronto’s M3N postal code, a hotspot for COVID-19 infections, line up at a pop-up vaccine clinic on In April 2021.
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Hotspot neighbourhoods with greater COVID-19 risk exposure continued to have higher infection rates even when they achieved vaccination levels equal to lower-risk neighbourhoods.
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Anti-vaxxers protest outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s official residence in Albany, New York in June 2020.
Vaccine resistance movements have always been led by white, middle-class voices and promoted by structures of racial inequality.
The first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine dose in Canada sits ready for use at The Michener Institute in Toronto in mid-December 2020, less than a year from when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
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If Big Pharma wants to achieve the ultimate image makeover, it must capitalize on the current public good will about its COVID-19 vaccines by prioritizing socially responsible practices.