US CDC still looking at potential stroke risk from Pfizer bivalent COVID shot

Jan 26 (Reuters) – New data from one US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database shows a possible stroke risk link for older adults who received an updated Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 booster shot, but the signal is weaker than what the agency had flagged earlier in January, health officials said on Thursday. … Read more

Bivalent BA.4-5 or BA.1 mRNA-booster given as a fourth dose associated with increased protection against COVID-19 hospitalization and death

In a recent study posted to the withRxiv* preprint server, researchers compared the efficiency of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron BA.4-5 and BA.1 bivalent messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-booster vaccines. Study: Comparative effectiveness of the bivalent BA.4-5 and BA.1 mRNA-booster vaccines in the Nordic countries. Image Credit: Firn/Shutterstock Background A few clinical … Read more

US FDA proposes shift to annual COVID vaccine shots

Jan 23 (Reuters) – The US health regulator on Monday proposed one dose of the latest updated COVID-19 shot annually for healthy adults, similar to the influenza immunization campaign, as it aims to simplify the country’s COVID-vaccine strategy. The US Food and Drug Administration also asked its panel of external advisers to consider the use … Read more

Woman with measles was recently in Sea-Tac airport, Seattle Swedish – KOMO News

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‘No-needle COVID vaccine may protect better, researchers say

A new inhaled COVID-19 vaccine created in Canada may protect better than shots, researchers say. Georgia Kirkos McMaster University Could a “no-needle” COVID-19 vaccine protect against the virus better than traditional shots? A new inhaled COVID-19 vaccine created in Canada is “far more effective” at kickstarting the body’s “protective” immune response than shots, according to … Read more

J&J to discontinue HIV vaccine trial after it was found ineffective • FRANCE 24 English – FRANCE 24 English

J&J to discontinue HIV vaccine trial after it was found ineffective • FRANCE 24 EnglishFRANCE 24 English The Only HIV Vaccine in Advanced Trials Has Failed. What Now?The New York Times J&J packs up HIV vaccine after failing phase 3 trialFierceBiotech HIV vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson fails trialSTATE View Full Coverage on … Read more

Davos 2023: Moderna CEO in talks with China to supply COVID vaccines

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Moderna (MRNA.O) chief executive Stephane Bancel said on Wednesday the US company was in active discussions to supply COVID-19 vaccines to China. Speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, he said the talks with Beijing also covered the topic of factories, … Read more

Queensland’s COVID protocols downgraded from amber to green, so what’s changed?

COVID-19 will continue to place significant pressure on Queensland’s health system in 2023 with more waves predicted throughout the year, the state’s Chief Health Officer John Gerrard says. As Queensland’s fourth Omicron wave recedes, Dr Gerrard said it was impossible to know whether the virus would eventually become seasonal, like the flu. “What exactly happens … Read more

DeSantis wants COVID workplace protections banned in state

TALLAHASSEE Despite facing pushback from medical professionals and businesses, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced legislation Tuesday that would make permanent a law to penalize companies that require employees to wear masks or be vaccinated for COVID-19 and added a new ban on medical boards reprimanding doctors for spreading COVID misinformation. “This is just nuts that we’re … Read more

CDC, FDA Flag Early Signal of Stroke Risk With Bivalent COVID Vaccine

An early signal of stroke risk was detected in older adults who received Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA and CDC announced in a joint statement late on Friday, yet the agencies found no link in further analyzes and are not recommending a change in COVID-19 vaccination practice. According to the agencies, incidence of ischemic … Read more