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FDA Approves Prevnar 20 (pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine) for Adults Ages 18 Years or Older

FDA Approves Prevnar 20 (pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine) for Adults Ages 18 Years or Older First approval of a conjugate vaccine that helps protect against 20 serotypes responsible for the majority of invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumonia,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 including seven responsible for 40% of pneumococcal disease cases and deaths in the U.S. Helps protect against more serotypes… Read More »

New York Covid vaccine rates plummet as states roll out more freebies for shots

Naomi Hassebroek receives her second COVID-19 vaccine at NYC Health+Hospitals Gotham Health Sydenham, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, March 29, 2021. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters New York’s Covid-19 vaccination rate has declined dramatically in recent days, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday as he pleaded with residents to get immunized against… Read More »

Pfizer COVID vaccine effective against India variant: Britain health body

New data from the United Kingdom indicates that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the India variant, which has previously been labeled by U.S. health officials as a “variant of interest.”  India has suffered an increasingly difficult crisis in recent months, hitting a global high in daily coronavirus deaths with 4,529 on Wednesday.  With… Read More »

‘Sitting ducks’: The risks for each vaccine

There have been many concerns around Australia’s COVID-19 vaccines, but most notable among them are the risks. Health authorities, medical experts and scientists continue to advocate for their safety and to debunk myths around common concerns, but many Australians still believe getting a coronavirus jab will put them at risk. The reality is all vaccines… Read More »