UTI Vaccine in Development Shows Promise

Although it’s still in development, a vaccine against current and future urinary tract infections could also wipe out other problems, such as women being given the wrong antibiotic or given antibiotics for too long, a pair of newly released studies say. For the first time, researchers at Duke University Medical Center designed a vaccine that could more completely treat urinary […]

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Amid Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccine, Latin America Turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis Arce, turned to Russia for help. By the end of December, Bolivia clinched its first major COVID-19 vaccine deal, with enough shots for some 20% of the population. The first Sputnik V doses arrived in […]

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Vaccine development software shows promise in influenza effort, could help defeat coronavirus

A novel computer algorithm that could create a broadly reactive influenza vaccine for swine flu also offers a path toward a pan-influenza vaccine and possibly a pan-coronavirus vaccine as well, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications. “This work takes us a step closer to a pan-swine flu virus vaccine,” said Bette Korber, a computational biologist at Los […]

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Here’s When Dr. Fauci Says Children Can Get The COVID Vaccine

Now that Johnson & Johnson has begun distributing its COVID-19 vaccine, joining the two other COVID vaccines on the market (via NPR), many are wondering if this will speed up the process of everyone getting vaccinated. We may have to wait several more months for that to happen, though, according to infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. While it’s looking […]

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Nicaragua to begin COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow, Russia, January 18, 2021 REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File PhotoMANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaragua will begin its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Tuesday, giving priority to people with pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, kidney failure and cancer, Vice President Rosario Murillo said on […]

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COVID-19 vaccine: Countries call on drug companies to share know-how

PARIS — In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. It is operating at just a quarter of its capacity. It is one of three factories that The Associated Press found on three continents whose owners say they could […]

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Single-dose of BNT162b2 vaccine may not be protective without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection

Vaccine rollouts in many countries are bringing hope that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), will come to an end in the foreseeable future. Several vaccines have shown high protective efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 infection or severe disease. Study: Effect of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection on humoral and T-cell responses to single-dose […]

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Colorado COVID-19 vaccine appointment finder: New website scans for openings

A few weeks ago, a frustrated coworker sent Nick Muerdter a message: Could you build a website that makes it easier to get a vaccine appointment? Muerdter determined he could, and now the Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter website — vaccinespotter.org/CO — keeps a continuously updated list of available slots at pharmacies around the state. He also recently added pages for […]

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The FDA Just Authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Shot Vaccine for Emergency Use—Here’s How it Stacks Up

As the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines continued to be given around the US (and the world at large), a third looks set to be authorized by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies—a Belgium-based division of the company—in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It has "known benefits" […]

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Covid vaccine update: Dr Chris on the side effects to expect from second jab – ‘fleeting’

Jonathan Van-Tam warns coronavirus battle 'not yet won' When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. The UK’s vaccination effort is operating at breakneck […]

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