US expands Pfizer’s COVID booster jab to 16- and 17-year-olds | Coronavirus pandemic News

US expands Pfizer’s COVID booster jab to 16- and 17-year-olds | Coronavirus pandemic News

CDC recommendation comes amid increasing fears the new Omicron variant will lead to a surge in infections in the US.The United States is expanding access to COVID-19 booster jabs, as the country contends with rising numbers of coronavirus infections and growing concerns over the potential spread of the new Omicron variant. The US Centers for … Read more

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab – BBC News

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab - BBC News

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab  BBC NewsUK’s minimum gap for Covid booster jabs to be halved to three months  The GuardianJCVI advice on COVID-19 booster vaccines for those aged 18 to 39 and a second dose for ages 12 to 15  GOV.UKCovid booster rollout could be rapidly expanded to tackle Omicron  The GuardianThe definition of … Read more

No 10 concerned as 4.5 million eligible people fail to get Covid jab boosters | Coronavirus

No 10 is increasingly worried that hospitalisations and deaths among double-vaccinated people could rise due to waning immunity as an estimated 4.5 million people have failed to get their booster shots despite being eligible.Downing Street sources told the Guardian that the gap between those eligible and those jabbed was too wide, ranking it as their … Read more

Covid-19: Why a woman in one of NZ’s worst-vaccinated areas finally got the jab

Covid-19: Why a woman in one of NZ's worst-vaccinated areas finally got the jab

ALDEN WILLIAMS/StuffKatrina Visser was one of 166 people to get vaccinated in the Christchurch suburb of Aranui on Saturday.Three weeks ago, Katrina Visser was unvaccinated and scared of the Covid-19 vaccine. Now, the 56-year-old Christchurch woman has received her first dose. Visser, who lives in the suburb with Canterbury’s lowest vaccination rates, was one of … Read more

Waiter almost killed by meningococcal vaccine loses work due to COVID jab exemption

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In 2018 Melbourne man Mason Reed was required to get a meningococcal immunisation for work, but he experienced extremely rare side effects and spent two weeks in a coma.Key points:The 25-year-old has been told by doctors he cannot have a COVID-19 vaccineMr Reed’s employment agency accepted his exemption, but the businesses clients declined to give him workThe … Read more

Novavax submits Covid jab for UK approval

Novavax submits Covid jab for UK approval

Novavax has filed for approval of its Covid-19 vaccine in the UK, saying other global regulatory submissions would follow “shortly”.The move brings the US biotech “significantly closer” to delivering a jab built on a “proven, well-understood vaccine platform that demonstrated high efficacy against multiple strains of the coronavirus”, Novavax’s chief executive Stanley Erck said on … Read more

My daughter was bullied at school for having the Covid jab. No wonder UK take-up is low | Anonymous

Last week my 13-year-old daughter “S” was offered the Covid vaccine at her school in England. I consented, as required, but made it clear that the final decision about whether to go ahead was hers. By this age, she is aware and responsible enough to be making decisions about her own body, with support, and … Read more

Covid-19: Vaccine vans, Che Fu and King Kapisi gig in south Auckland Labour Day jab drive

Covid-19: Vaccine vans, Che Fu and King Kapisi gig in south Auckland Labour Day jab drive

This Labour Day, south Auckland community leaders are making another massive push for vaccinations. Manurewa Marae has taken its Shot Cuzz bus and two vaccination vans out to streets with known low Covid-19 vaccination rates in Manurewa, Papakura and Māngere. It’s a first attempt at a door-to-door campaign for Auckland’s vaccination efforts, the Northern Region … Read more

Get the COVID jab, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews tells ‘non-compliant’ Swan Hill Council CEO

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Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has urged the chief executive of a regional council to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after reports emerged this week that he doesn’t intend to get the jab.  Key points: A local paper reports CEO John McLinden is working from home because of his “strong” views on vaccinationsSwan Hill Council’s mayor has declined to comment on the chief executive’s … Read more

Valneva says Covid jab yields stronger immune response than AstraZeneca’s

Valneva says Covid jab yields stronger immune response than AstraZeneca’s

Valneva’s Covid-19 vaccine elicits a stronger immune response with far fewer side effects than the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab, according to trial results published a month after the UK terminated its €1.4bn deal with the French vaccine maker.The first data from the phase 3 trial showed that participants who were given the Valneva vaccine had more neutralising … Read more

Volunteers on Covid jab trials should get travel certificates, say top scientists | Coronavirus

Senior government science advisers from the UK, Europe and Canada have called on countries around the world to offer vaccination certificates to volunteers on Covid jab trials so they can travel internationally.The UK has led the way in granting vaccine certificates to trial participants, but many countries have failed to follow suit and refuse to … Read more

Sweden to offer third COVID-19 jab to the elderly

Sweden to offer third COVID-19 jab to the elderly

A health worker vaccinates an elderly person with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination clinic in a church in Sollentuna, north of Stockholm, Sweden March 2, 2021. Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/via REUTERS STOCKHOLM, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Sweden will offer additional groups, including people aged 80 and above, to top up their COVID-19 vaccinations … Read more

Nicki Minajs fans back rappers Covid 19 jab claims by marching at CDC HQ

Nicki Minajs fans back rappers Covid 19 jab claims by marching at CDC HQ

Web Desk September 18, 2021 Nicki Minaj’s fans lent their support to the rapper’s shocking Covid-19 vaccine claim by marching at the Atlanta HQ of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The protest saw more than a dozen supporters backing Nicki’s claims, which includes that a cousin’s friend was left impotent after the vaccine. … Read more