Tag: Vaccines

‘Anti-Vaxx’ Movement Shifts Focus to Civil Liberties

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Facebook chatter from the anti-vaccination movement now frames the issue as one of civil liberties, a new study...

There are four coronavirus vaccines in late-stage studies — here’s how they differ

Johnson & Johnson’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine entered Phase 3 clinical trials this week, making it the fourth vaccine candidate in the U.S. to do so...

Half of Pediatricians Dismiss Anti-Vaccine Families

When doctors dismiss families for refusing vaccines, parents are sometimes swayed, the survey revealed. In fact, 18% often or always change their minds, while another...

NIH and FDA Examine Serious Side Effect That Surfaced in COVID Vaccine Trial

By Arthur Allen and Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Monday, September 14, 2020 (Kaiser News) — The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to...

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘most likely’ to roll out in the U.K. early next year

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock on Monday said a COVID-19 vaccine would “most likely” be available in the first few months of 2021, as the...

HCWs, First Responders Should Be First to Get COVID-19 Vaccines: Panel

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Healthcare workers and first responders who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19 should be at the front of the...

With COVID Vax in Works, 20% Don’t Believe in Shots

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As many as 20% of Americans don’t believe in vaccines, a new study finds. Misinformed vaccine beliefs drive...

COVID Has Most Parents Nervous About Kids Vaccines

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — With coronavirus cases climbing in the United States, many parents are wary of...

What to Do About Interference Between Maternal Pertussis Vaccination, Infant’s DTwP Shot

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Health providers should pay extra attention to infants with signs of pertussis given the potential interaction between maternal vaccination for...

Surveillance Data Demonstrate Benefit of Meningococcal Vaccination in US

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Following introduction of the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccination program in the United States, the rate of decline in cases of meningococcal...

Back-to-School Vaccines Your Kids Need

As kids head back to school it’s an ideal time to follow up on their vaccinations. Stan Spinner, MD, chief medical...

U.S. and China need to figure out way to work together even as tensions heat up, says former Treasury trade expert

As tensions heat up between U.S. and China on several fronts, some say Washington needs to figure out to find ways to collaborate with Beijing...

Two in Five Pediatricians Don’t Use Standing Orders for Vaccinations

(Reuters Health) – Many pediatricians don’t use standing orders for vaccinations because they believe physicians should be involved in discussing vaccines with patients and they’re...

stimulus package: Hygiene temper must to beat virus that is in no mood to go away

By Akshay Rout The desperate queues in front of liquor vends in Delhi may just be an ominous teaser of the shape of things to...

Pfizer to outsource some drug production, focus on coronavirus vaccine

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Friday it is in talks to shift more of its medicine production to outside contractors as it prepares...

Sanofi to Enroll Thousands for Its Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

PARIS (Reuters) – French drugmaker Sanofi SA said it plans to enroll thousands of subjects globally for trials of an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus...

UN calls for scaling up all efforts to confront pandemic

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution calling for global action to rapidly scale up development, manufacturing and access to medicine, vaccines...

In a first, China knocks U.S. from top spot in global patent race

GENEVA (Reuters) – China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world last year, pushing the United States out of the...

Global health fund calls for $8 billion to begin COVID-19 exit strategy

LONDON (Reuters) – A leading global health fund has asked international businesses and governments to provide $8 billion to support development and production of COVID-19...