Many vaccine formulations are tweaked for patients of different ages.
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First CDC signed off on a COVID-19 vaccine for adults, then teens. Now US children ages 5 to 11 are officially eligible for shots. Here’s the science on why each group needs to be considered separately.
It sounds too good to be true, a vaccine that can protect against future virus variants. But governments around the world are keen to learn more.
On Aug. 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use.
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As Russia fast tracks a coronavirus vaccine, scientists worry about skipped safety checks – and the potential fallout for trust in vaccines if something ends up going wrong.
Who are in the hoodies?
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The Russian cyberthreat, now targeting coronavirus vaccine research, goes back over three decades, extends into the country’s educational systems and criminal worlds, and shows no signs of letting up.
Troy Sutton works with potentially deadly pathogens but the right precautions greatly reduce the risks.
To find a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, scientists need to work hands-on with the highly infectious coronavirus. It happens in a super secure lab designed to keep them safe and prevent any escapes.
A hospital worker at a COVID-19 assessment centre for staff at Lions Gate Hospital, in North Vancouver, on March 19, 2020.
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This fifth weekly column by our team of international health editors highlights more of the recently published articles from The Conversation’s global network.
A vaccine must go through six crucial steps.
Researchers around the world are working hard on developing a vaccine – but the process may still take 12-18 months. Here’s why.
Globally, billions of dollars in public funds have been committed for COVID-19 vaccine development. It’s crucial that the resulting vaccine be accessible to all.
Canada is investing millions to develop COVID-19 treatments, but there are no safeguards to ensure that those vaccines and medications will be affordable and accessible to the people who need them.
One Nation senator Pauline Hanson told Insiders: ‘You can have a test on your child first’ before vaccinating.
Speaking on the ABC program Insiders, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson suggested there are tests available to see if children will have an adverse reaction to vaccinations. We asked three experts.
HIV plays hide and seek with the body’s immune system to evade detection. But we can learn from its tactics to make a range of vaccines against infectious diseases.
Researchers are learning how HIV hides from the immune system to develop a new generation of vaccines for seemingly unrelated diseases, like the flu.
There’s no evidence to show your baby is at risk if visitors don’t get a whooping cough vaccine.
Prospective parents, aware of how devastating whooping cough can be, want to leave no stone unturned to protect their baby. But is No Vax, No Visit supported by the best evidence?
Saving lives one needle at a time.
Big pharma is finally starting to pay attention to the developing world. Here’s why.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered a new method of vaccination where tiny gold particles target immune…