COVID-19 Vaccine Can Prevent ICU Visit for Pregnant Women

The mRNA vaccine appear to be the most effective means of preventing severe COVID-19 symptoms and complications in pregnant women, according to a recent study conducted by the Oxford Maternal…

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective in children 6 months to 5 years of age

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children 6 months to 5 years of age, a clinical trial co-led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center vaccine expert C. Buddy Creech,…

The maternal RSV vaccine from Pfizer protects newborns against severe illness

On November 1, 2022, Pfizer announced its maternal vaccine against the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to be almost 82% effective in protecting infants for the first 90 days of life…

A study of Moderna’s COVID vaccine in children aged 6 months to 5 years

In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers presented the findings of the ongoing KidCOVE trial in the United States (US). Study: Evaluation of mRNA-1273…

COVID-19 vaccine may protect pregnant women from SARS-CoV-2 placentitis and stillbirth

Stillbirth is a recognized complication of COVID-19 in pregnant women caused by harmful changes to the placenta induced by the virus. Termed SARS-CoV-2 placentitis, it can render the placenta incapable…

Hesitancy to vaccinate children associated with misinformation about vaccine safety

As of late September 2022, nearly 78% of U.S. adults but only 31% of children ages 5 to 11 had completed the primary set of vaccinations against Covid-19, according to…

The impact of the infant gut microbiome on vaccine efficacy

Vaccines are among the most successful advancements in modern medicine, with several successfully protecting against polio, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, mumps, and rubella. However, vaccines have varying efficacy depending…

Pregnant women targeted in Covid vaccine misinformation campaign

Covid vaccination advice for pregnant women has not changed, the Department of Health has confirmed after false reports on social media. It comes ahead of the start of an autumn…

Researchers study the long-term consequences of Finland’s first vaccine mandate against smallpox

Researchers from University of Turku investigated how the vaccine mandate against the deadly childhood infection smallpox was successful at increasing vaccination coverage in 19th century Finland. Children’s vaccination event at…

CDC recommends Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine to be used as primary series option for adolescents

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adolescents ages 12 through 17. This…