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60% Of Americans May Delay or Skip Flu Shot, Survey Finds

Despite COVID-19 and warnings that this flu season could be severe, many adults say they may delay or skip the flu shot, according to a new survey

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Expectant moms who receive mRNA Covid-19 vaccines pass antibodies to their newborns, researchers find.

HealthDay Now: Where Are COVID Booster Shots Needed Most?

In a HealthDay Now interview, Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discussed whether a COVID booster shot rollout in the U.S. would improve the outlook of the pandemic.

Checklist to prepare older children and teens for vaccination against COVID-19

Getting Your Kids Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

HPV Vaccination Leading To Significant Decrease In Cervical Cancer, Especially In Young Women, New Study Finds

While US cervical cancer rates continue to drop, the incidence of other HPV-related cancers remain on the rise, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: J&J vaccine update

HealthDay Now's Mabel Jong in conversation with Lynn Bahta, who serves on the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and also works as the clinical expert for vaccines at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Personalized Cancer Vaccines Showing Promise Against Multiple Tumor Types, New Study Finds

Researchers say administering therapeutic cancer vaccines earlier in treatment may be more effective

COVID-19 Side Effect May Mimic Breast Cancer Symptom

A growing number of patients are reporting swollen lymph glands under their vaccine arm

COVID Vaccine: What's Sleep Got to do With it?

Getting regular, high-quality sleep may help optimize your body's response to the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

One-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine From Johnson & Johnson Looks Promising

J&J Covid-19 vaccine found to be 90% effective after single jab, according to phase 1-2a study

What's Next for the COVID-19 Vaccines?

Expert discusses the rollout and potential pitfalls

Getting A Flu Shot May Protect You Against Severe COVID-19

COVID-19 patients who skip the flu shot more than double their risk of being hospitalized, new study finds.

How Likely Are Americans To Accept A COVID-19 Vaccination When It Becomes Available?

Science, politics and demographics are all impacting willingness to accept vaccination, researchers say

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20 Oct
FDA Approves Moderna, J&J Booster Shots, Backs Mix n' Match Vaccines

FDA Approves Moderna, J&J Booster Shots, Backs Mix n' Match Vaccines

Millions of Americans who received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines will be eligible for booster shots in the near future -- and they'll be able choose any coronavirus vaccine for their extra dose, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday...

20 Oct
Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms

Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people have a tougher time fighting COVID-19, even if they have a milder form of the virus, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at more than 500 patients who tested positive for COVID but didn't requ...

20 Oct
White House Announces COVID Vaccination Plan for Young Kids

White House Announces COVID Vaccination Plan for Young Kids

The White House on Wednesday unveiled a national plan to roll out coronavirus vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds that is designed to make getting shots as easy and comfortable as possible for both kids and their parents.

Rather than mass vaccination sites, the Biden adminis...

19 Oct
FDA Expected to Allow Mix n' Match COVID Vaccines

FDA Expected to Allow Mix n' Match COVID Vaccines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to announce Wednesday that people can mix and match their COVID vaccines and booster shots, a move that would give health officials more flexibility as they try to immunize as many Americans as possible.

The FDA wouldn't recomm...

18 Oct
Fully Immunized Colin Powell Dies of COVID: Can Vaccines Protect You?

Fully Immunized Colin Powell Dies of COVID: Can Vaccines Protect You?

Colin Powell, the first Black person to become Secretary of State, and a statesman who helped shape U.S. foreign policy for decades, died Monday of complications from COVID-19. He was 84.

"General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint ...

18 Oct
Mix n' Match COVID Vaccine Strategy Works Well: Study

Mix n' Match COVID Vaccine Strategy Works Well: Study

Mixing and matching different types of COVID-19 vaccines is highly effective, new research shows.

The study found that protection against infection was stronger in people who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and a second dose of an mRNA vaccine than in th...

15 Oct
FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot

In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory panel on Friday recommended that the agency grant emergency use of booster shots of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine.

The FDA is expected to make a decision within days that will help gu...

15 Oct
Vaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter United States Beginning Nov. 8

Vaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter United States Beginning Nov. 8

All international travelers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will be able to enter the United States beginning Nov. 8, an official at the White House told The New York Times.

The announcement came on the heels of news on Wednesday that ...

15 Oct
State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates

State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A shot at winning $1 million did nothing to budge the number of people who got the COVID-19 jab.

According to

15 Oct
Two-Thirds of Parents of Kids Ages 5-11 Plan to Get Them Vaccinated Against COVID: Poll

Two-Thirds of Parents of Kids Ages 5-11 Plan to Get Them Vaccinated Against COVID: Poll

In some heartening news on the vaccine front, two-thirds of American parents of children ages 5 to 11 plan to get their youngsters vaccinated when COVID-19 shots are approved for that age group, a new survey shows.

"While we're encouraged to see that a majority of parent...

15 Oct
Another Study Finds Pfizer, Moderna Shots Effective Against COVID Variants

Another Study Finds Pfizer, Moderna Shots Effective Against COVID Variants

The Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines protect against a number of coronavirus variants, including highly contagious Delta, another study confirms.

The findings come as breakthrough infections in vaccinated people raise questions about the vaccines' ability to protect aga...

14 Oct
FDA Panel Supports Moderna Booster Shot for Older Adults, People at High Risk

FDA Panel Supports Moderna Booster Shot for Older Adults, People at High Risk

Mirroring a similar recommendation issued last month for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, an expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended a half-dose booster shot of the Moderna vaccine be given to certain recipients six months after their...

14 Oct
Is a Really Bad Flu Season on the Way?

Is a Really Bad Flu Season on the Way?

It could be a bad flu season this year — and for a couple of years to come — in places in the United States where COVID-19 restrictions like social distancing and masking have been lifted, researchers warn.

These sorts of measures caused flu cases to decline by more ...

14 Oct
Death Threats, Trolling Common for Scientists Who Speak to Media About COVID

Death Threats, Trolling Common for Scientists Who Speak to Media About COVID

Doctors who discuss COVID-19 in the media frequently face abuse and harassment, including threats of death or violence, a new report reveals.

More than two-thirds of experts surveyed have experienced trolling or personal attacks after speaking about COVID-19 in media int...

14 Oct
'Mix and Match'?  Study Supports Following J&J Vaccine With Pfizer, Moderna

'Mix and Match'?  Study Supports Following J&J Vaccine With Pfizer, Moderna

Americans who got Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine may be better protected if they get a booster shot from Pfizer or Moderna, preliminary findings from a new government study suggest.

Published on the preprint server medRxiv and yet to be peer-reviewed...

13 Oct
FDA Questions Strength of Johnson & Johnson's Booster Shot Data

FDA Questions Strength of Johnson & Johnson's Booster Shot Data

In a development that could mean Johnson & Johnson might encounter resistance over its application for authorization of a booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine, a new analysis filed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday suggests the company's evidence may not...

13 Oct
FDA Expert Panel to Weigh Approval of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

FDA Expert Panel to Weigh Approval of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

Millions of Americans who got the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines have had to watch those who received the Pfizer vaccine roll up their sleeves for a booster shot, wondering when they will get the same chance at extra protection.

This Thursday and Frid...

13 Oct
U.S. to Reopen Borders to Vaccinated Travelers from Canada, Mexico

U.S. to Reopen Borders to Vaccinated Travelers from Canada, Mexico

Beginning in November, the United States will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico for the first time since pandemic closures began 19 months ago, the Biden administration will announce Wednesday.

The move comes just weeks after U.S. of...

12 Oct
60% of Americans Will Delay or Skip Flu Shot This Year: Survey

60% of Americans Will Delay or Skip Flu Shot This Year: Survey

Experts are warning that the upcoming flu season could be severe as social distancing measures are relaxed across the United States, but a new survey finds that 6 in 10 Americans may delay or skip a flu shot.

However, it also found that 98% of those who got a flu shot l...

07 Oct
Pfizer Seeks FDA Emergency Approval for COVID Vaccine in Younger Kids

Pfizer Seeks FDA Emergency Approval for COVID Vaccine in Younger Kids

Pfizer Inc. announced Thursday that it has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval for its coronavirus vaccine to be given to children between the ages of 5 and 11.

"We're committed to working with the FDA with the ultimate goal of helping prot...

07 Oct
Studies Show Power of Pfizer Vaccine Starts to Wane After Two Months

Studies Show Power of Pfizer Vaccine Starts to Wane After Two Months

Two new studies confirm that the immunity offered by two doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine drops off after about two months, although protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death holds strong.

The reports, from Israel and Qatar, add to evidence that ...

06 Oct
WHO Approves First Malaria Vaccine, a Lifesaver for Children Worldwide

WHO Approves First Malaria Vaccine, a Lifesaver for Children Worldwide

The first vaccine to protect against malaria has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and could prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of children a year.

Malaria kills about half a million people worldwide annually. Nearly all of those deaths occur in s...

06 Oct
COVID Hospitalizations Are Rising Among Unvaccinated Pregnant Women

COVID Hospitalizations Are Rising Among Unvaccinated Pregnant Women

Since the rise of the Delta variant, one Texas hospital has seen a surge in severe COVID-19 among pregnant women — nearly all unvaccinated.

Researchers at the Dallas hospital found that in late August and early September, 10% to 15% of pregnant patients who tested posi...

06 Oct
'Breakthrough' COVID More Likely in People With Problem Drug, Alcohol Use

'Breakthrough' COVID More Likely in People With Problem Drug, Alcohol Use

Drug and alcohol abuse increase the risk of breakthrough COVID-19 infection as well as severe illness and death among fully vaccinated people, a new study shows.

"First and foremost, vaccination is highly effective for people with substance use disorders, and the overall...

05 Oct
Johnson & Johnson Seeks FDA Emergency Approval for Its Booster Shot

Johnson & Johnson Seeks FDA Emergency Approval for Its Booster Shot

Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve emergency use of its coronavirus booster shot.

The request to authorize an extra vaccine dose for people who've previously received Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vacc...

05 Oct
Pfizer Vaccine 90% Effective Against Severe COVID-19 for at Least 6 Months: Study

Pfizer Vaccine 90% Effective Against Severe COVID-19 for at Least 6 Months: Study

Full vaccination with the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been 90% effective in protecting against hospitalization for at least six months, a new study shows.

That includes the time during which the highly contagious Delta variant has been circulating in the U...

05 Oct
Minorities Bore the Brunt of U.S. COVID Deaths: Study

Minorities Bore the Brunt of U.S. COVID Deaths: Study

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has hit minority groups in the United States hard, with significantly more deaths among Black and Hispanic Americans compared with white and Asian Americans, a new study finds.

According to the report, these disparities highlight the need...

04 Oct
EU Drug Regulator OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

EU Drug Regulator OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for people aged 18 and older have been given the green light by the European Medicines Agency.

They "may be considered at least six months after the second dose for people aged 18 years and older," the European Uni...

04 Oct
J&J to Ask FDA to Approve Its COVID Booster Shot

J&J to Ask FDA to Approve Its COVID Booster Shot

MONDAY, Oct. 4, 2021 (Healthday News) -- Johnson & Johnson plans to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve emergency use of a booster shot of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine early this week.

While the request has yet to be submitted, the FDA on Friday sche...

04 Oct
U.S. Passes 700,000 COVID Deaths

U.S. Passes 700,000 COVID Deaths

The United States has now surpassed 700,000 coronavirus deaths, as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to hold the country in its grip.

America continues to have more COVID-19 deaths than any other the country in the world, followed by Brazil with more than 597...

04 Oct
U.S. Nursing Home Deaths Rise as Delta Spreads

U.S. Nursing Home Deaths Rise as Delta Spreads

There has been a significant increase in COVID-related deaths in nursing homes as the highly contagious Delta spreads across the country, a new analysis shows.

"While the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths happened outside of nursing homes in July and August, the high rate...

03 Oct
Flu Shot Even More Important During Pandemic: Expert

Flu Shot Even More Important During Pandemic: Expert

Although the focus is on the COVID-19 vaccine, don't forget to also get your flu shot — it's important, an expert says.

"In the United States, it is recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated against the flu, and there are many vaccines available ...

01 Oct
1 in 4 Parents Say Their Kids Have Been Quarantined Since School Started

1 in 4 Parents Say Their Kids Have Been Quarantined Since School Started

One-quarter of U.S. parents report that their child has had to quarantine because of possible COVID-19 exposure since school started, a new poll finds.

The nationally representative survey of 1,519 people conducted between Sept. 13 and Sept. 22 included 414 people who id...

30 Sep
Americans Divided on Biden's Vaccine Mandate, Poll Finds

Americans Divided on Biden's Vaccine Mandate, Poll Finds

Americans are of two minds about President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate, with political party affiliation playing a pivotal role in their opinions, a new poll finds.

Most Democrats are for it and most Republicans are against it, the survey from the Associated Press

30 Sep
CDC Pushes Hard on Vaccination for Pregnant Women in New Advisory

CDC Pushes Hard on Vaccination for Pregnant Women in New Advisory

The country's leading health agency on Wednesday implored all Americans who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant to get a coronavirus vaccine.

COVID-19 poses a serious risk to women who are expecting, since they are vulnerable because of pregnancy's...

29 Sep
Black Parents Most Hesitant About COVID Vaccines for Kids: Poll

Black Parents Most Hesitant About COVID Vaccines for Kids: Poll

In a survey of parents in metro Chicago, nearly half of Black parents (48%) said they were reluctant to have their kids vaccinated against COVID-19, researchers say.

That's significantly higher than the 33% of Hispanic parents and 26% of white parents who expressed vacci...

29 Sep
AHA News: What Heart and Stroke Patients Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

AHA News: What Heart and Stroke Patients Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

For people with heart disease and stroke, COVID-19 vaccines offer protection against the life-threatening disease caused by the coronavirus, and a booster dose could bolster that protection, health experts said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which sets ...

29 Sep
Side Effects of Pfizer Booster Shots Similar to First Two Doses

Side Effects of Pfizer Booster Shots Similar to First Two Doses

As millions of Americans sign up to get their Pfizer booster shot, a new government report delivers reassuring news about its expected side effects.

The study, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, evaluated the experiences of indiv...

28 Sep
Pfizer Sends First Data to FDA on COVID Vaccines for Younger Kids

Pfizer Sends First Data to FDA on COVID Vaccines for Younger Kids

Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that it has submitted initial data to federal regulators on the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine among younger children.

The company is also expected to submit the same data on kids aged 5 to 11 to the European Medicines Agency and other reg...

28 Sep
Delta Variant Convinced Many to Get Vaccinated: Poll

Delta Variant Convinced Many to Get Vaccinated: Poll

The highly contagious Delta variant is the reason more people have decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll shows.

But the survey

28 Sep
U.S. Appeals Panel Backs New York City's Vaccine Mandate for School Staff

U.S. Appeals Panel Backs New York City's Vaccine Mandate for School Staff

All of New York City's teachers and school staff will still need to get a coronavirus vaccine following an unexpected ruling from a federal appeals panel on Monday that upheld the school system's vaccine mandate.

While Mayor Bill de Blasio recently ordered the city's sc...

28 Sep
Biden, McConnell Get Their Booster Shots

Biden, McConnell Get Their Booster Shots

Two of the country's top political leaders put talk into action on Monday, getting their booster doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

As they received their third dose of vaccine, President Joe Biden and Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell both called for Ameri...

27 Sep
You Think You Had COVID Before: Are You Really Immune Now?

You Think You Had COVID Before: Are You Really Immune Now?

It seems like common sense for people who've had COVID-19 to think they now have natural immunity, and therefore don't have to bother getting vaccinated.

Common sense, yes, but also incorrect, infectious disease doctors say.

Your case of COVID — especially if it ...

27 Sep
Pfizer to Ask FDA Soon for Approval of Its COVID Vaccine for Younger Children

Pfizer to Ask FDA Soon for Approval of Its COVID Vaccine for Younger Children

Pfizer plans to request approval for use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12 soon.

"It is a question of days, not weeks," Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Bourla told ABC News on Sunday when asked about when the company will submit vaccine data on childre...

24 Sep
CDC Endorses Booster Shots for Millions of Americans

CDC Endorses Booster Shots for Millions of Americans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended booster shots of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for millions of older and high-risk Americans, kicking off a new chapter in the national effort to protect the vulnerable from severe disease.

First,...

24 Sep
Trials Show COVID Vaccines Well Worth It for Cancer Patients

Trials Show COVID Vaccines Well Worth It for Cancer Patients

If you have cancer and you think coronavirus vaccines may do you little good, don't let your hesitation stop you from getting the shots: A pair of clinical trials finds that patients' immune systems ramped up after vaccination.

The findings were presented this week duri...

23 Sep
FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Seniors, High-Risk Americans

FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Seniors, High-Risk Americans

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and for those at high risk of severe COVID-19.

Under the emergency use authorization, the booster shots should be given at least six months after a person is fully vaccina...

22 Sep
U.S. to Buy 500 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses for Global Donation

U.S. to Buy 500 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses for Global Donation

The United States will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine that it will donate to countries in need, President Biden announced at a virtual summit on the pandemic Wednesday.

The United States is doubling its purchase of the vaccine to 1 billion d...

22 Sep
CDC Expert Panel to Weigh In on Vaccine Boosters

CDC Expert Panel to Weigh In on Vaccine Boosters

An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet on Wednesday to discuss which Americans, if any, should get Pfizer booster shots to rev up their immunity to COVID-19.

Their recommendation will follow a decision by a U.S. Food and Drug A...

22 Sep
Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

One way to help protect newborns from COVID-19 is for women to get their COVID vaccine while pregnant.

A new study found that mothers-to-be who had either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine passed high levels of antibodies to their infants.

Researchers from t...

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