Vaccines

Routine student vaccination rates are “alarming”. Here’s why doctors are concerned

Health experts are concerned about the “alarming” uptake of life-saving vaccines among adolescents, largely due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. According to data from Public Health Ontario, less than 1% of 12-year-olds were vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in the 2020-21 school year, compared to 57.9% in 2018-2019 . For hepatitis B, …

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Here’s what you need to know if your second monkeypox shot was delayed

There are no clear data on the effectiveness of the vaccine in the current monkeypox outbreak since the disease has only spread to non-endemic countries since May 2022, and the Jynneos vaccination campaign has only started. only recently in the United States. We’ll probably have more answers on how shooting works next year. How long …

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Polio is back in the US and UK. Here’s how it went

The discovery that polio has partially paralyzed a young man from a New York suburb feels tired, but shocking. Tiring, because it is the third highly infectious virus to make landfall in the United States in three years, after monkeypox and SARS-CoV-2. And shocking because, for decades, polio hasn’t spread in wealthy countries, where sanitation, …

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InnovationRx: Stretching Monkeypox Vaccine Doses; Additionally, Omicron sub-variant boosters

InnovationRx is your weekly digest of healthcare news. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe here. Getty Images As the United States continues To deal with a surge in monkeypox cases (nearly 9,500 cases Tuesday), the FDA approved a new dosing strategy to stretch the vaccine supply. Bavarian Nordic’s Jynneos vaccine was originally approved by …

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Universal vaccine needed to prevent future waves of COVID-19, study finds

Newswise – Their findings underscore the need for more proactive planning and preparedness for future variants of concern (COVs), including the development of a universal vaccine that can block SARS-CoV-2 infection and prevent serious illnesses. As in many places, by February 2022 South Africa had experienced four separate pandemic waves caused by the original (or …

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