Tag: COVID-19 vaccine

Japanese government to give COVID-19 vaccine boosters six months after second dose

November 16, 2021

Japan’s Health Ministry plans to administer booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines six months after an individual has received the second dose. Only messenger RNA vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc. or Moderna Inc. will be administered, regardless of the type of first and second doses received. The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only one approved by […]

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Positive vaccination messages influence behaviour

June 15, 2021

A social experiment by Washington State University (WSU) has found that wording of vaccination messages influences people’s attitudes and behaviour. The vaccine concerned, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, has been shown to help prevent cancer – young adults studied were less inclined to learn about the HPV vaccine when they were exposed to negatively-worded or […]

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Covid-19 vaccine trials excluded nursing mothers, says org

January 18, 2021

Nursing mothers who are vaccinated against Covid-19 are not advised to stop breastfeeding  but they must discuss the risks  and benefits of the vaccine with their healthcare provider, within the context of their risk of contracting COVID-19 and of developing severe disease, according to the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM).   ABM, a worldwide organization […]

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Emergency use authorisation for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in India

December 7, 2020

Biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. has applied for emergency approval for use of its coronavirus two-shot vaccine from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). However, there has been no response from the DCGI nor the health ministry. As of last week, India has reported more than 9.60 million COVID-19 cases with nearly 140,000 deaths. It […]

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Almost 40% of Americans still plan to gather despite the coronavirus

December 4, 2020

According to data from the Coronavirus Resource Center, Johns Hopkins University, the US has recorded over 14 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic started early this year. The US is also the fastest country to have added new cases each day – this has not stopped Americans from planning large-scale gatherings over the holiday season. […]

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