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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

About 10% Of Parents Now Refuse Or Delay Vaccines For Their Children

And carefully tailored interventions do not appear to change the minds of hesitant parents, researchers say.

HPV Vaccination Significantly Reduces A Woman's Risk Of Cervical Cancer, New Study Finds.

Women vaccinated before age 17 have an 88% lower risk of the disease, researchers say.

Can the Flu Shot Give You the Flu?

A vaccine expert says 'no'

Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy Does Not Increase Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder In Children.

Researchers say they found no link even with 1st trimester vaccination.

Distributing a Vaccine for COVID-19

An expert describes what it will involve

Tracking Vaccine Safety After FDA Approval

Researchers say vaccines are remarkably safe due to rigorous monitoring

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30 Jul
Provincetown Outbreak Shows Delta Can Spread Among Vaccinated, But Cases Are Mild

Provincetown Outbreak Shows Delta Can Spread Among Vaccinated, But Cases Are Mild

FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The Cape Cod resort town of Provincetown draws big crowds every summer. In July, those largely vaccinated crowds -- packed into bars, restaurants and private homes -- were the genesis of an outbreak of the Delta var...

30 Jul
Some Missouri Residents Getting COVID Shots in Secret, Fearing Loved Ones' Ire

Some Missouri Residents Getting COVID Shots in Secret, Fearing Loved Ones' Ire

Some Missourians are sneaking off to get COVID-19 shots because their family and friends would disapprove, a doctor says.

"They've had some experience that's sort of changed their mind from the viewpoint of those in their family, those in their friendship circles or thei...

30 Jul
Teens' Heart Risk From COVID Far Exceeds That of Vaccination: Study

Teens' Heart Risk From COVID Far Exceeds That of Vaccination: Study

Teens have a far greater risk of heart inflammation from COVID-19 than from the vaccines that protect against it, new research shows.

"Comparative risk can complicate decisions for parents in such highly charged health debates," said lead author Mendel Singer, vice chair...

30 Jul
New Data Details Dangers of Delta Variant, Even for the Vaccinated

New Data Details Dangers of Delta Variant, Even for the Vaccinated

A new internal government document claims the Delta variant appears to cause more severe illness than earlier coronavirus variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox.

In laying out the evidence that this variant looks like the most dangerous one yet, the document urges ...

29 Jul
CDC Now Says Vaccinated Should Be Tested After COVID Exposure, Even Without Symptoms

CDC Now Says Vaccinated Should Be Tested After COVID Exposure, Even Without Symptoms

People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should be tested for the virus if they come into contact with infected people, whether or not they have symptoms, say updated testing guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency previously said ...

29 Jul
Mississippi Health System Buckles Under 'Astounding' Rise in COVID Cases

Mississippi Health System Buckles Under 'Astounding' Rise in COVID Cases

An "astounding" rise in COVID-19 cases in Mississippi is putting intense strain on the state's health care system.

Compared to the first half of July, the number of infections more than doubled in the past two weeks and deaths rose by 51%. In Mississippi, deaths lost to ...

29 Jul
Biden to Announce 'Vaccine or Testing' Mandate for Federal Employees

Biden to Announce 'Vaccine or Testing' Mandate for Federal Employees

President Joe Biden plans to announce on Thursday that all civilian federal employees will have to be vaccinated or submit to regular testing, masking and travel restrictions.

White House officials said the administration is still finalizing the details of the new policy...

28 Jul
Pfizer Says 3rd Shot of Vaccine Boosts COVID Protection

Pfizer Says 3rd Shot of Vaccine Boosts COVID Protection

New data show that protection from both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine decreases slightly over time, but that a third dose significantly boosts levels of antibodies against several variants of the virus, including the highly contagious Delta variant that's now dominant i...

28 Jul
Vaccinated Americans Can Soon Visit the U.K. Without Quarantining

Vaccinated Americans Can Soon Visit the U.K. Without Quarantining

Starting Aug. 2, the United Kingdom will allow fully vaccinated travelers from the United States into the country without having to quarantine upon arrival, officials there announced Wednesday.

Right now, people who have been vaccinated in Britain don't have to isolate w...

28 Jul
Biden Weighs 'Vaccine or Testing' Mandate for Federal Employees

Biden Weighs 'Vaccine or Testing' Mandate for Federal Employees

President Joe Biden is considering a mandate that would require all civilian federal employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine or submit to regular testing, masking and travel restrictions.

White House officials said Tuesday they would reveal more about the president's pl...

28 Jul
Only Republican 'Elites' Will Convince Some Vaccine Resisters to Get the Shot: Study

Only Republican 'Elites' Will Convince Some Vaccine Resisters to Get the Shot: Study

Republicans who say they won't get the COVID-19 vaccine are more likely to reconsider their stance if high-profile Republicans urge them to take the jab, a new study finds.

Similar vaccination pleas from Democratic sources may actually harden their resistance, researcher...

27 Jul
CDC to Advise Return to Masks Indoors for Some Vaccinated Americans

CDC to Advise Return to Masks Indoors for Some Vaccinated Americans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday is expected to recommend a return to masks indoors for the fully vaccinated in some areas of the country.

The latest decision is a sharp reversal from one the agency announced just two months ago, when it sai...

27 Jul
Despite Reopening, Britain Sees 6 Straight Days of Declines in COVID Cases

Despite Reopening, Britain Sees 6 Straight Days of Declines in COVID Cases

COVID-19 cases in Britain have fallen for six days in a row, even though the government lifted all but a few social distancing restrictions last week.

The shift has scientists scratching their heads, as many of them predicted a powerful surge in cases after the governmen...

27 Jul
Federal, State Moves Begin to Mandate COVID Vaccines for Workers

Federal, State Moves Begin to Mandate COVID Vaccines for Workers

In a sign that the United States has reached a "tipping point" in its campaign to vaccinate Americans, California and New York City announced vaccine or testing mandates for their employees on Monday while the Department of Veterans Affairs said its frontline health care worke...

27 Jul
Pfizer, Moderna to Expand Vaccine Studies in Young Children

Pfizer, Moderna to Expand Vaccine Studies in Young Children

Pfizer and Moderna are expanding trials of their COVID-19 vaccines in children ages 5 to 11, to more closely measure the risk of heart inflammation and other rare side effects that occurred in teens and young adults who received the vaccines.

The companies made the move ...

27 Jul
Second COVID Shot Safe in Folks Who Had Allergic Reaction to First

Second COVID Shot Safe in Folks Who Had Allergic Reaction to First

TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) – If you're a rare case of someone who had an allergic reaction to your first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, here's reassuring news: It's safe for you to get that necessary second dose.

That's according to a t...

27 Jul
Who's Most Likely to Refuse a COVID Vaccine?

Who's Most Likely to Refuse a COVID Vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among American adults fell by one-third in the first five months of 2021, a new study finds, but distrust of vaccines and the government are still keeping many people from getting vaccinated.

Researchers analyzed data gathered from about 1 mill...

26 Jul
U.S. to Stick With International Travel Restrictions

U.S. to Stick With International Travel Restrictions

The rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant around the world means that the United States will continue with COVID-19 international travel restrictions for now, a White House official said Monday.

The Delta variant now accounts for 83% of all U.S. coronavirus...

26 Jul
Major Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Health Workers

Major Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Health Workers

All health care workers should be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, dozens of major U.S. medical groups said in a joint statement released Monday.

"Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, our health care organizatio...

26 Jul
Worried About Delta-Linked 'Breakthrough' Infections? Experts Explain the Risks

Worried About Delta-Linked 'Breakthrough' Infections? Experts Explain the Risks

Even if they're fully vaccinated against COVID-19, certain people may need to take extra precautions to prevent "breakthrough" infections with the highly transmissible Delta variant, experts say.

The Delta variant is causing most of the new COVID cases in the United Sta...

26 Jul
Fauci Pushes Ambitious Plan to Guard Against Future Pandemics

Fauci Pushes Ambitious Plan to Guard Against Future Pandemics

In an effort to avoid another pandemic in the coming years, Dr. Anthony Fauci wants to launch an ambitious plan to make prototype vaccines that could protect against pathogens from 20 families of viruses that threaten human lives.

It won't come cheap, with the cost total...

26 Jul
Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll

Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll

Eight in 10 American adults who haven't received a COVID-19 shot say they are unlikely to get one, a new survey shows.

The results mean "that there will be more preventable cases, more preventable hospitalizations and more preventable deaths," Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infect...

26 Jul
Survey Finds U.S. Parents Split on COVID Vaccination for Kids Under 12

Survey Finds U.S. Parents Split on COVID Vaccination for Kids Under 12

As a new school year approaches, U.S. parents are nearly evenly split on whether they'll vaccinate their young kids when a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for their age group, a new survey finds.

"It's important that parents and providers don't wait for full COVID vaccine a...

23 Jul
Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant

Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant

In a sign that vaccine-hesitant Americans are starting to worry about the rapid spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday.

Coronavirus coordinator...

23 Jul
Fauci Supports NFL's Tough New COVID Policy

Fauci Supports NFL's Tough New COVID Policy

COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could result in forfeited games and loss of pay, the league announced Thursday.

The policy sends a strong message about COVID-19 vaccines and is likely to be followed by others in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the...

22 Jul
As Olympics Begin, Tokyo Posts Highest Number of New COVID Cases in Six Months

As Olympics Begin, Tokyo Posts Highest Number of New COVID Cases in Six Months

One day before the official start of the Tokyo Olympics, the city has recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months.

The 1,979 cases reported on Thursday are the most seen since 2,044 cases were recorded on Jan. 15, according to the Associated Press...

22 Jul
Pfizer Vaccine Offers 88% Protection Against Delta Variant, But 2 Doses Needed

Pfizer Vaccine Offers 88% Protection Against Delta Variant, But 2 Doses Needed

Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine provides surprisingly robust protection against the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 -- but only if you've gotten both doses.

Fresh data out of England shows that two doses of the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine is 88% effective in pr...

22 Jul
Biden Says Full Approval for COVID Vaccines Coming Soon

Biden Says Full Approval for COVID Vaccines Coming Soon

As he urged Americans who are still hesitant to get vaccinated, President Joe Biden told an Ohio town hall on Wednesday night that he expected the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon give final approval to COVID-19 vaccines.

At the moment, all three vaccine...

21 Jul
In a First for the Continent, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Produced in South Africa

In a First for the Continent, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Produced in South Africa

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced for the first time in Africa by a South African firm, Pfizer announced Wednesday.

The Biovac Institute in Cape Town will produce the vaccine for distribution across Africa, which is in desperate need of more COVID-19 vaccines ...

21 Jul
Secret Weapon: Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial

Secret Weapon: Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial

It takes two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to "wake up" cells that play a very important role in the body's immune response, with the second dose increasing their numbers 100-fold, according to new research.

The Stanford University study may help explain ...

21 Jul
J&J Vaccine Weak Against Delta Variant, 2nd Dose May Be Needed

J&J Vaccine Weak Against Delta Variant, 2nd Dose May Be Needed

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine is much less effective against the highly contagious Delta variant than it is against the original virus, new research claims.

"The message that we wanted to give was not that people shouldn't get the J&J vaccine, but w...

21 Jul
McConnell Tells Unvaccinated Americans to Get COVID-19 Shots

McConnell Tells Unvaccinated Americans to Get COVID-19 Shots

Unlike many others in his party, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged unvaccinated Americans to get COVID-19 shots as new coronavirus cases climb and the country risks the return of shutdowns.

During his weekly press conference call at the Capitol, M...

20 Jul
U.S. Issues Toughest Travel Alert for Britain As COVID Cases There Climb

U.S. Issues Toughest Travel Alert for Britain As COVID Cases There Climb

The U.S. government issued its most dire warnings against travel to Britain on Monday as coronavirus cases surged in that country while nearly all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in an effort to restart the economy.

Both the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Cent...

20 Jul
Federal Court Backs Indiana University's Vaccine Mandate

Federal Court Backs Indiana University's Vaccine Mandate

Indiana University's mandate that most students be vaccinated in order to attend classes was upheld by a federal judge on Monday in what may be the first such ruling in the United States.

The decision came in a lawsuit involving eight students who claimed the vaccine r...

19 Jul
Canada Surpasses U.S. COVID Vaccination Rates

Canada Surpasses U.S. COVID Vaccination Rates

COVID-19 vaccination rates in Canada have now beaten those in the United States.

As of Saturday, more than 49% of eligible people in Canada were fully vaccinated, and 70% had received at least one dose of vaccine, according to figures from the Our World in Data project, ...

19 Jul
U.S. Surgeon General Backs Local Mask Mandates When Needed

U.S. Surgeon General Backs Local Mask Mandates When Needed

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said Sunday that he supports reinstating local mask mandates when they are needed to curb the spread of COVID-19 among unvaccinated people.

"It's very reasonable for counties to take more mitigation measures like the mask rules you s...

19 Jul
Any COVID Infection Leaves Strong Antibody Levels in Kids

Any COVID Infection Leaves Strong Antibody Levels in Kids

Even a mild or asymptomatic case of COVID-19 triggers a strong antibody response in children and teens, new research shows.

"These findings are encouraging, especially because we cannot yet vaccinate children under the age of 12 against the virus," said study co-lead au...

16 Jul
FDA to Prioritize Full Approval for Pfizer COVID Vaccine

FDA to Prioritize Full Approval for Pfizer COVID Vaccine

Pfizer Inc. announced on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review to its COVID-19 vaccine, positioning the vaccine for full approval by January.

The Pfizer vaccine has been administered to more Americans than any other shot so far in ...

16 Jul
CDC Advisors to Discuss 3rd COVID Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised

CDC Advisors to Discuss 3rd COVID Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised

Giving a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines to adults with weakened immune systems — the immunocompromised — will be up for discussion during a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel meeting next week.

At the meeting scheduled for July 22, the Ad...

16 Jul
Canada May Open Borders to Fully Vaccinated Americans by Mid-August

Canada May Open Borders to Fully Vaccinated Americans by Mid-August

Fully vaccinated Americans may be able to visit Canada by mid-August, and fully vaccinated travelers from all countries may be able to visit by early September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada closed its land bord...

16 Jul
Friends, Family Key to Turning a 'No' on Vaccination to a 'Yes'

Friends, Family Key to Turning a 'No' on Vaccination to a 'Yes'

Public health officials and government workers are trying everything they can to promote COVID-19 vaccination — advertisements, news releases, cash lotteries, and even incentives like free beer, joints or doughnuts in some places.

But nothing sways a vaccine-hesitant p...

16 Jul
U.S. Surgeon General Issues Call to Counter 'Urgent Threat' of Vaccine Misinformation

U.S. Surgeon General Issues Call to Counter 'Urgent Threat' of Vaccine Misinformation

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Thursday called on tech companies, health care workers, journalists and even ordinary Americans to do more to fight vaccine misinformation.

In a 22-page advisory, Murthy wrote that false claims have prompted people to reject ...

16 Jul
Mask Mandate Returns to Los Angeles as COVID Cases Rise

Mask Mandate Returns to Los Angeles as COVID Cases Rise

Surging coronavirus cases have prompted Los Angeles County to once again require people to wear masks indoors, even if they're vaccinated.

The nation's largest county has had more than 1,000 new cases each day for a week, with more than 400 hospitalizations, the Asso...

16 Jul
Why Many Black & Hispanic Americans Distrust COVID Vaccines

Why Many Black & Hispanic Americans Distrust COVID Vaccines

Language barriers and distrust of the health care system are among the reasons why many Black and Hispanic Americans are reluctant to get COVID-19 vaccines, a new study finds.

The two groups -- which have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic -- have followed...

15 Jul
Many States Move to Ban Vaccine Mandates, Passports in Public Schools

Many States Move to Ban Vaccine Mandates, Passports in Public Schools

As schools around America begin to prepare for reopening this fall, many states are taking steps to stop public schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or proof of vaccination.

At least seven states -- Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Montana, Oklahoma and U...

15 Jul
Half of U.S. Teens Plan to Get COVID Shot, But Can Numbers Go Higher?

Half of U.S. Teens Plan to Get COVID Shot, But Can Numbers Go Higher?

Vaccine advocate Ethan Lindenberger, now 20, had to wait until age 18 to get the vaccinations that he knew he needed to protect his health.

"I knew growing up my mom was very anti-vaccine. Because of the legal restrictions, I really wasn't trying to fight her on getting ...

15 Jul
COVID Antibodies From Vaccination Are Almost 3 Times Higher Than From Infection

COVID Antibodies From Vaccination Are Almost 3 Times Higher Than From Infection

THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- People who've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have a much stronger immune system response against the new coronavirus than those who've previously been infected, according to a new study.

"Vaccinated i...

14 Jul
New COVID Cases Double in U.S. in Past Three Weeks

New COVID Cases Double in U.S. in Past Three Weeks

New coronavirus infections are once again climbing in the United States, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, lingering vaccine resistance and Fourth of July celebrations.

Over the past three weeks, new cases per day have doubled, with data from Johns Hopkins s...

14 Jul
Parent's Words Key to Young Kids' Fears Around Vaccination

Parent's Words Key to Young Kids' Fears Around Vaccination

What's the best way to help your young child handle the stress of getting shots? New research claims that perfectly timed encouragement makes all the difference with vaccinations.

"What we found is that in the first minute after the needle, the more parents said coping-...

13 Jul
Pfizer Presses U.S. Scientists, Officials on Third Booster Shot

Pfizer Presses U.S. Scientists, Officials on Third Booster Shot

Pfizer made its case for quick U.S. approval of a third booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine during a meeting with the country's top scientists and federal regulators on Monday.

The online meeting, convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), ca...

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