We have two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines so far. But what else can this technology do?
Scientists around the world are trying to come up with universal coronavirus vaccines to combat the emergence of variants. But what are these vaccines and are they even possible?
We don't yet know what this winter's influenza season will bring. But here's what we can expect from the 2021 crop of flu vaccines.
Decades of experience with influenza offers insights into how we should handle new SARS-CoV-2 variants, and the threat they pose to vaccine effectiveness.
Whether an employer can insist on vaccination as a condition of employment is an ambiguous legal question, as shown by two recent unfair dismissal cases.
Wouldn’t it be nice if one shot could protect you for life?
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You need a new shot every year because current flu vaccines provide limited and temporary protection. But researchers' new strategy could mean a one-and-done influenza vaccine is on the way.
Francesca Passer, a registered pharmacist technician, carefully fills a syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine at a vaccine clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Dec. 15, 2020.
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Employers could require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 via both workplace policies and existing laws. Neither option, however, is simple or straightforward.
Juan Miranda receives a flu shot from Yadira Santiago Banuelos, family nurse practitioner, at the Family Health Clinic of Monon in Monon, Indiana.
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Millions of Latinos may not get the influenza shot this year, which could be an indicator of whether they will get a COVID-19 shot. A rural clinic shows how building trust can help overcome reluctance.
A man in San Pablo, California, gets a flu shot at a drive-through flu shot clinic Nov. 6, 2014.
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Many people object to the added ingredients in vaccines. But pharmacists explain why those fears are unwarranted.
Our immune cells become less able to fight off infections as we get older.
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These drugs may help slow or reverse immune system decline.
Billions of people are going to need a coronavirus vaccine and that demand is going to be hard to meet.
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Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved, billions of doses need to be manufactured. Current vaccine production is nowhere near ready, for a variety of reasons, but planning now could help.
Anti-vaccination supporters in Olympia, Wash., protesting the state’s stay-at-home orders.
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Those opposing vaccinations often mistrust government, science and the news media. There may be better ways to persuade them than by offering facts only.
The arrival of flu season will put more pressure on hospitals already facing the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pandemic policy experts offer 10 recommendations that could reduce the risk that a bad flu season on top of the COVID-19 pandemic will overwhelm hospitals.
Hospital workers tend to a COVID-19 patient April 7, 2020 in New York City, where hospitals were so crowded they had to transfer patients to different facilities.
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The flu vaccine is now available in most places. A public health nurse explains why it's especially important to get vaccinated for it this year.
Thinking about getting the flu shot? This may help you decide.
The flu vaccine will not protect you from getting COVID-19. But it will help avoid unnecessary doctors' visits and protect vulnerable groups from potentially more severe disease.
In the 1980s, CSIRO and its university collaborators set into motion a chain of events that would lead to the production of relenza, the first drug to successfully treat the flu.
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Starting to feel a little more optimistic? Look away now.
Getting vaccinated against the flu, washing your hands and social distancing are three ways you can help reduce the impact of both the flu and coronavirus.
Studies show that people are more likely to get the flu shot if they have a plan.
The flu shot is a bargain – and people are more likely to get it if they know that.