Cases of the flu and COVID are set to rise over winter, with many people looking to get vaccinated against both viruses.
More than 70 per cent of the world’s population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccination.
New analysis answers questions about the ongoing effectiveness of COVID vaccines: How well they protect against infection, hospitalization and death months after initial doses or after a booster shot.
Vaccines help protect farm animals from various diseases.
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While mRNA vaccines are designed to last longer in the body than mRNA molecules typically would, they are also tested to ensure they are eliminated from livestock long before milking or slaughter.
Involving young patients and their parents or caregivers can help bring new research evidence into clinics.
Three factors that can speed up adoption of clinical research discoveries are context, tailoring resources and efficient knowledge sharing.
As people flock back to offices and pack public transport, we’re seeing more cases of the flu than in recent years. The flu shot isn’t perfect but it cuts your chance of being hospitalised.
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.
For much of the 20th century, Americans were used to seeing people bearing the signs of past polio infection.
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Polio vaccines have been a massive public health victory in the US. But purely celebratory messaging overlooks the ongoing threat if vaccination rates fall.
Tetanus is a rare but potentially fatal disease. Being up to date with tetanus vaccination is your best protection.
The Sanofi vaccine is the seventh COVID vaccine to be approved for use in the UK.
A vaccine produced by Sanofi is being given as part of the 2023 spring booster campaign. An immunology expert explains how it works.
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One in three infants is not immunised against pertussis. For Māori babies, more than half are at risk from the potentially deadly infection. But there are relatively simple things we can do.
Inflammation of the heart (shown here), known as myocarditis, can be triggered by viral infection, including COVID-19, as well as from COVID-19 vaccination, in rare cases.
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Parsing the risk of myocarditis from viral infection versus vaccination is challenging, and researchers are intensely studying the various factors that are at play.
Catch-up vaccinations are free. These hints and tips will help you get started.
Intent to vaccinate cannot be used to predict uptake.
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Curbing vaccine hesitancy is as much a matter of acknowledging its social, historical, and cultural roots as it is of addressing its clinical dimensions.
The northern hemisphere has seen a surge in winter viruses.
A couple of theories are popular for explaining why we’re currently seeing very high levels of respiratory viruses, but they’re not based in science.
Many viruses interact with the olfactory system, and can damage other areas of the brain through it.
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Inflammation and damage to the olfactory system from shingles, COVID-19 and herpes infections may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study has looked at more than 15,000 people across 21 countries to assess whether vaccinated and unvaccinated people discriminate against each other.
California red-legged frogs are threatened with extinction.
Amphibians have been devastated by a chytrid fungus pandemic. Researchers immunized California red-legged frogs in Yosemite to give them a fighting chance at survival, with surprising results.
Nasal vaccines for COVID-19 are still in early development.
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An effective nasal vaccine could stop the virus that causes COVID-19 right at its point of entry. But devising one that works has been a challenge for researchers.
Early treatment with antibiotics can be life-saving.
Paradoxically, despite the success of COVID vaccination campaigns, confidence in vaccines has dropped significantly since the onset of the pandemic.