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Americans Have One Trusted Source for Info on COVID Vaccines

February 8, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

A doctor or nurse might be the only person capable of convincing a vaccine-hesitant person to get the COVID jab, a new study shows. Those who trust the medical profession are most likely to get vaccinated against COVID, despite their […]


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Vaccines May Work Better if Arms Are Alternated for Each Shot

February 6, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

When getting vaccines, switching arms for each dose may produce greater immunity than having the jabs delivered into the same arm. That’s the finding from a new study that looked at the first two doses of COVID vaccines. Those who […]


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Positive efficacy results for R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine published in The Lancet

February 5, 2024

Via: PMLiVE

R21, which uses an adjuvant developed by Novavax to boost immune response, became the second malaria vaccine to be prequalified by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) in December 2023, following the organisation’s prequalification of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine in July 2022. […]


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NHS catch up campaign launched for missed MMR vaccines

January 22, 2024

Via: Pharma Times

The NHS has announced the launch of its new catch up campaign to get millions of children booked in for their missed measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The new campaign aligns with the health services efforts to protect children […]


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Barinthus Bio announces $47m project to advance MERS coronavirus vaccine

January 10, 2024

Via: Pharma Times

Barinthus Biotherapeutics has announced a new partnership with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the University of Oxford to advance a vaccine against Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). The partnership aims to fast-track the development of Barinthus Bios’ […]


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Could Antibody Discovery Lead to Better Flu Vaccines?

December 29, 2023

Via: Drugs.com

Researchers appear to have discovered a new weapon in the war on a particularly difficult foe. They have identified a previously unrecognized class of antibodies that seem to be capable of neutralizing multiple strains of the flu virus. Their findings, […]


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BioNTech wins round in CureVac mRNA patent dispute

December 20, 2023

Via: Pharmaphorum

The validity of the patent is at the heart of patent litigation between CureVac and fellow German biotech BioNTech and its partner Pfizer, claiming infringement by their Comirnaty coronavirus shot. CureVac – which is developing mRNA-based vaccines for COVID-19 and […]


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COVID Vaccines Curbed Pandemic-Linked Surge in Preemie Births

November 28, 2023

Via: Drugs.com

COVID vaccines saved the lives and health of countless babies by preventing their premature births, a new study shows. COVID-19 initially caused an alarming surge in premature birth rates, but those returned to pre-pandemic levels following the introduction of vaccines, […]


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Blow to Moderna as EU nixes mRNA vaccine patent

November 22, 2023

Via: Pharmaphorum

Moderna has lawsuits on the go against BioNTech in several jurisdictions, including the US, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Ireland, claiming that its Comirnaty vaccine infringes patents covering its own Spikevax shot, including EU patents EP3590949 (the ‘949 […]


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New WHO initiative to prioritise endemic pathogens for vaccine development

November 14, 2023

Via: PMLiVE

The VVPs are a result of collaboration between several pathogen and vaccine experts. Led by the Product Development and Research (PDR) team in WHO’s immunisation, vaccines and biologicals department, the aim of the VVPs is to advance the development of […]


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Childhood Vaccine Exemptons Hit Highest Level Yet: CDC

November 10, 2023

Via: Drugs.com

In a sign that suggests many American parents have become dubious about the safety of childhood vaccines, new government data shows that immunization exemptions for kindergartners have reached their highest levels ever. The latest statistics continue a decline in routine […]


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FDA Approves First Vaccine for Chikungunya Virus, Ixchiq

November 10, 2023

Via: Drugs.com

The first vaccine to prevent infection with the chikungunya virus was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. The single-dose shot, known as Ixchiq, is approved for adults who are at increased risk of exposure to the […]


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Moderna adjusts to changing outlook for COVID vaccine demand

November 3, 2023

Via: Biopharma Dive

Waning demand for COVID vaccines has hit Moderna and Pfizer, which were previously earning tens of billions of dollars from their competing shots. Last month, Pfizer cut its financial guidance and revealed plans to lay off staff. Moderna’s vaccine sales […]


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FDA Approves Vaccine for Prevention of the Five Most Common Serogroups Causing Meningococcal Disease in Adolescents

October 30, 2023

Via: Biopharm International

On Oct. 20, 2023 Pfizer announced that PENBRAYA, its vaccine for meningococcal groups A, B, C, W, and Y, has been approved by FDA. According to Pfizer, PENBRAYA is the first and only vaccine to protect against the five most […]


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A New Era of Vaccines Leaves Old Questions About Prices Unanswered

October 27, 2023

Via: Kaiser Health News

The world is entering a new era of vaccines. Following the success of covid-19 mRNA shots, scientists have a far greater capacity to tailor shots to a virus’s structure, putting a host of new vaccines on the horizon. The most […]


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University of Oxford launches new trial to enhance flu and COVID-19 vaccines

October 27, 2023

Via: PMLiVE

Funded by the Medical Research Council part of UK Research and Innovation, the LEGACY03 trial will contribute to future vaccine designs to enhance protection for those most vulnerable to diseases. As the immune systems changes with age, the body’s response […]


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FDA Finalizes Guidance on Development of COVID-19 Vaccines

October 24, 2023

Via: Biopharm International

FDA announced on Oct. 19, 2023 that it had issued the final guidance, Development and Licensure of Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19, to help sponsors with the clinical development and licensure of COVID-19 vaccines. The document does not address every consideration […]


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Pandemic Didn’t Lower Parents’ Trust in Childhood Vaccines

October 23, 2023

Via: Drugs.com

Lots of vaccine disinformation spread during the pandemic, and doctors worried that may have given some parents pause about not only the risks of the COVID shot, but of childhood vaccines as well. Now, new research puts that worry to […]


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Pfizer wins FDA approval of new meningococcal vaccine

October 23, 2023

Via: Biopharma Dive

Two types of meningococcal vaccines are already available in the U.S. Some protect against serogroups A,C, W and Y, while other shots, like Trumenba, protect against serogroup B. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children aged 11 or […]


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‘Project NextGen’ picks new mRNA, intranasal COVID vaccines for funding

October 13, 2023

Via: Biopharma Dive

The U.S. government announced Friday the selection of three “next generation” COVID-19 vaccine candidates, awarding millions of dollars to support mid-stage clinical trials of the shots as part of the Project NextGen initiative. Launched in May by the Department of […]