By Arthur Allen – How two effective vaccines on the market make it so much harder to quickly test any competing vaccines.
By Art Gross – It hasn’t even been available for a minute and we’re already being warned about scams surrounding the COVID-19 vaccination. With healthcare being a huge target for cybercrime already, this isn’t surprising.
By Matt Dickson – The US is now distributing and vaccinating with two COVID-19 vaccines. Exactly who is qualified to receive the vaccine, and when, will be determined by a combination of factors such as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, state guidelines, supply chain availability, and more.
By Devin Partida – When the news broke that early data showed the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 far surpassed expectations, the world rejoiced.
National Immunization Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition, is observed each August in order to highlight the importance of vaccination at all ages. Check out the most up to date news about vaccinations during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
By Sarah Varney – For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine. But in the United States, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and over 155,000 have died, the promise of that vaccine is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded COVID-19: obesity.
By Phil Galewitz – Worried about the high cost of the copayment for the shingles vaccine, Jacky Felder, a Medicare beneficiary, opted against getting immunized last year. Last month, the Green Bay, Wisconsin, woman developed the disease, which left a painful, itchy rash across her abdomen. “Luckily, I’ve had a relatively mild case, but it’s been a week and half with a lot of pain,” said Felder, 69.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a five-year, US$1.6 billion commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to deliver lifesaving vaccines to the world’s poorest countries. The commitment was announced at the Global Vaccine Summit 2020, hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom.
New Study: Patients Could Save Time and Money If Neighborhood Pharmacies Can Administer More Vaccines
Patients could save time and money if federal law is reformed to allow pharmacists to administer all CDC recommended vaccines, a new study released by the Pacific Research Institute found.