A COVID-19 vaccine for young children is here. Here's what we know about how it works
An estimated 28 million five- to eleven-year-old children are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 now
4 Nov 19:00 · Salon
‘Big’ shot: Big Bird gets his COVID-19 vaccine
Big Bird is gonna have some big antibodies. The Sesame Street star announced on his Twitter account that he has received his COVID-19 vaccine now that he's eligible.
7 Nov 04:02 · New York Post
Covid vaccine booster jabs 'could be given out every year'
Former Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi, an MP from Stratford on Avon in Warwickshire, who is now Edcuation Secretary, has hinted at the proposals.
8 Nov 08:39 · BirminghamLive
The case for mandating Covid-19 vaccines for kids
Schools and other officials can try persuasion first, but — eventually — they should be ready to do more.
5 Nov 12:30 · Vox
Wondering about COVID-19 vaccines for kids 5 to 11?
Pediatric infectious disease specialist Kristin Moffitt offers parents insight on recently approved COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.
4 Nov 15:59 · Harvard Gazette
Covid booster vaccines for over 60s now under way
The Health Service Executive is rolling out Covid-19 booster vaccines for those aged 60 and over from today.
5 Nov 16:17 · RTE.ie
How to choose a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot
To help you choose between the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters, one reporter looked to the evidence and consulted experts.
8 Nov 12:00 · Science News
COVID-19 vaccines plentiful in Riverside County
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – COVID-19 vaccines that have been given in Riverside County are nearing the three million mark. Riverside County health officials are operating four fixed clinic locations, along with several additional mobile vaccine teams that provide services to hard-to-reach communities and neighborhoods. Children between 5 and 11 years of age can get the Pfizer vaccine at any one of the various vaccine clinics operated by Public Health and community partners. Vaccinations are also offered at pharmacies, hospitals, private health providers and private clinics. Those needing information about locations for clinics, or to make an appointment, use http://myturn.ca.gov or www.rivcoph.org/covid-19-vaccine or call 951-358-5000. For more information about the vaccine or COVID-19, click www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus.
5 Nov 00:00 · Inlandnewstoday
SA fights back: 23-million Covid-19 vaccines in arms, more urged to get the jab
More than 23-million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in SA so far, the health department says, as it targets 1-million more inoculations this week.
7 Nov 08:30 · TimesLIVE
COVID-19 vaccine study: Protection among U.S. veterans in 2021
NewsDesk @bactiman63 A new study of more than 780,000 United States Veterans shows that, although vaccination remains protective against SARS-CoV-2 infection, protection waned as the Delta variant emerged in America. “Our findings support the conclusion that COVID-19 vaccines remain the most important tool to prevent infection and death. Vaccines should be accompanied by additional measures for […]
4 Nov 23:35 · Outbreak News Today
U.S. administers 430.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC By Reuters
U.S. administers 430.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
7 Nov 20:25 · Investing.com
U.S. administers 430.9 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
The United States has administered 430,927,624 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Sunday morning and distributed 534,081,335 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
7 Nov 00:00 · Financial Post
COVID-19: First timers to be vaccinated with Moderna vaccine - GHS
The Ghana Health Service has announced that starting Friday, November 5, 2021, it would begin the administration of the Moderna COVID vaccines to first-timers.
5 Nov 12:44 · YEN.com.gh
Who can get Moderna's COVID vaccine booster shot and when? We'll explain
You may already be eligible to get the Moderna vaccine booster dose now. Here's what we know.
7 Nov 15:00 · CNET
Big Bird Gets COVID-19 Vaccine, Just in Time for Child Approval
Sesame Street's tallest resident says he's finally inoculated!
6 Nov 22:19 · TMZ
How to keep track of the COVID-19 vaccine stats in South Africa
The data on the how many people have been vaccinated in South Africa is easily accessible. Here's a guide on how to keep track of COVID-19 vaccine stats online.
8 Nov 15:12 · Memeburn
Universities granted millions to develop Covid-19 vaccine
Walter Sisulu University and North West University have been granted R3.5m to support locally made candidate vaccines, including one for Covid-19.
9 Nov 09:25 · TimesLIVE
Conservatives Are Self-Combusting Over The News That Big Bird Got The COVID Vaccine
Anti-vaxxers reckon Big Bird is a "f*cking coward" and a "communist" for getting the jab.
8 Nov 03:42 · Junkee
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine finally ready for rollout
After overcoming several manufacturing hurdles Novavax says its long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine is finally ready for mass distribution. Amid a flurry of applications being filed with regulatory agencies across the world, Indonesia has become the first country to formally grant emergency use authorization for the vaccine, and the company hopes to file with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by the end of the year.
4 Nov 00:30 · New Atlas
New type of COVID vaccine potentially easier to produce and does not need refrigeration
Currently available COVID vaccines require cold storage and sophisticated manufacturing capacity, which makes it difficult to produce and distribute them widely, especially in less developed countries.
6 Nov 19:13 · News-Medical.net
COVID vaccines were rolled out 10 months ago in Washington state. Where do we stand now?
More than 300 days ago Dr. Thuan Ong got the COVID-19 vaccine. The moment remains a vivid memory.
7 Nov 14:05 · The Columbian
Japan Continues to Use Vaccines, Not Ivermectin, to Fight COVID-19
More than 70% of Japan's population has received the COVID-19 vaccines, and the government is moving ahead with a booster shot in December. But a conservative radio host in the U.S. falsely claimed, "Japan drops vax rollout, goes to Ivermectin." Japan hasn't stopped its vaccine program and hasn't approved ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment.
4 Nov 21:40 · FactCheck.org
Costa Rica issues COVID-19 vaccine requirement for children
Costa Rican children aged five and up must get COVID-19 vaccinations, according to a new health ministry mandate, making the Central American country one of the first to adopt such a requirement for kids. The move would add COVID-19 to a list of other infectious diseases in which vaccines for children have for years been required, including for polio and smallpox.
7 Nov 04:18 · WION
New protein-based Covid vaccine doesn't need cold storage: Study
They said the new vaccine design, described in the PNAS journal, could help fill global vaccination gaps and could be applied to vaccines against other diseases.
8 Nov 07:38 · Business-Standard
New protein-based Covid vaccine doesn’t need cold storage: Study
Boston: Scientists have developed a new protein-based vaccine candidate for COVID-19 that they say is much easier to produce and does not need
8 Nov 08:12 · The Siasat Daily
New Protein-Based COVID Vaccine That Doesn’t Need Cold Storage Developed
New Delhi: Refrigeration of the COVID-19 vaccine at the right temperature has been a challenge for many countries. Now, scientists have developed a new protein-based vaccine candidate for COVID-19 that they say is much easier to produce and does not need refrigeration, PTI reported. The currently available COVID vaccines require cold storage and sophisticated manufacturing […]
8 Nov 09:41 · Odisha Bytes
Drive-Thru COVID Vaccine Site Opens at Dallas College Eastfield Campus
COVID-19 vaccines are available to those 5 years old and older at Dallas College’s Eastfield Campus in Mesquite, county officials say.
6 Nov 20:00 · 5 NBCDFW
What we’ll never know about COVID-19: Part II
In this second installment of this two-part series, more questions about COVID-19 and our pandemic response for which we may never have answers.
5 Nov 00:00 · The Washington Times
Israeli plan for COVID vaccine tablet gets $4.3m from Bill Gates-backed fund
MigVax aiming at ultra-convenient variant-proof oral immunization, based on format it has already made into drops and tested on rats
7 Nov 17:51 · The Times of Israel
Study compares decline in effectiveness of 3 COVID vaccines over time
A massive study comparing the real-world effectiveness of three COVID-19 vaccines over eight months has detected protection from infection may decline but protection from death holds strong. Tracking nearly 800,000 US Veterans, the study found Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine showed the greatest decline.
9 Nov 00:12 · New Atlas
COVID Quickly, Episode 18: Vaccines for Kids and the Limits of Natural Immunity
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American ’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the essential developments in the pandemic: from vaccines to new variants and everything in between. You can listen to all past episodes here .
6 Nov 05:00 · Scientific American
Nigeria administers 5.7 million COVID-19 vaccines, targets 70% population 2022
Nigeria has set an ambitious goal of vaccinating 40 per cent of its over 200 million population before the end of 2021, and 70 per cent by the end of 2022.
8 Nov 22:18 · Premium Times
Register COVID-19 vaccines received outside the UAE on Alhosn app
Abu Dhabi health regulator outlines procedure, lists approved vaccines
8 Nov 04:43 · Gulf News
Covid Scotland: Your guide to boosters, third jags and flu vaccines
The vaccination programme being rolled out across Tayside and Fife is continuing. It's an extremely busy period with flu and Covid booster injections
6 Nov 08:33 · The Courier
Alberta reports 1,300 COVID-19 cases over three days as eligibility expands for third doses of vaccine
Another 1,300 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alberta over the last three days, as appointments opened for booster doses of vaccine for some seniors, adults and health-care workers.
9 Nov 01:40 · Calgary Herald
UK cuts booking time for COVID booster vaccines by a month
The UK's health service on Saturday announced a one-month slash in booking times for a top-up COVID-19 vaccine shot, inviting those aged 50 and over to book their booster jabs after a five-month gap from their second dose.
6 Nov 00:00 · DT NEXT
Biden administration urges schools to provide COVID vaccines for kids
The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to kid
8 Nov 12:57 · ABC7 New York
Journalists should directly address Aaron Rodgers’ concerns over COVID-19 vaccines and fertility
It is a disservice to news audiences to allow Rodgers to raise such concerns and not dig into what the research says.
8 Nov 11:01 · Poynter
Rapid antibody response induced by mRNA COVID vaccines in mice
A new study posted in the bioRxiv* preprint server used mouse models to investigate how mRNA vaccines elicit a rapid antibody response. Their findings show two different mRNA vaccines successfully boost antibody levels — IL-5, IL-6, and MCP-1 —5 days after administration.
8 Nov 04:44 · News-Medical.net
‘Not quite on board’: Parents proving a tough sell on COVID-19 vaccines for teens
Even as the U.S. rolls out a COVID-19 vaccine to elementary school-aged kids, its efforts to inoculate teenagers — who have been eligible for the shot since May — continue to meet with a lackluster re
7 Nov 14:36 · The Columbian
People will have a Covid jab every year, says minister
Annual vaccines could begin as early as next winter
8 Nov 06:29 · Wales Online
Lack of demographic data leaving potential gaps in COVID-19 vaccine policy
OTTAWA - A dearth of data about who is getting COVID-19 vaccines and who is not could be causing people of certain races or socio-economic backgrounds to fall through the cracks, according to several concerned advocates.
8 Nov 22:56 · iNFOnews.ca
UK reduces booking time for Covid booster shots by a month to ramp up vaccine rollout
All aged above 50 years and those at most risk from Covid will be able to book their appointment after five months rather than waiting for six months.
6 Nov 15:26 · ThePrint
Matching tweets to ZIP codes can spotlight hot spots of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
Machine learning algorithms can help public health officials identify areas of high vaccine hesitancy by ZIP code to better target messaging and outreach and counter misinformation.
5 Nov 12:29 · The Conversation
‘Cut Covishield gap, skies won’t fall’, says Covid task force member as vaccines pile up
According to Dr Subhash Salunkhe, one reason for increasing Covishield dose gap was vaccine shortfall, says ‘there should be more latitude in this now that situation has eased’.
9 Nov 03:32 · ThePrint
Did Biden Say You Won’t Get COVID if You’re Vaccinated?
Biden overstated the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations during a July 2021 town hall.
8 Nov 18:43 · Snopes
Covid booster: How to book and who can have the jab now
Boosters are being rolled out across the UK.
7 Nov 11:51 · Metro
How to Get a Covid Shot for Your Kid
Every child 5 years and older is now eligible, but getting an appointment may take a little patience.
6 Nov 02:56 · NY Times
Strengthening vaccine trust
Creative approaches rooted in evidence can help build confidence in vaccines
7 Nov 18:45 · The Hindu
Over 15.77 Crore Balance Vaccine Doses Still Available With States: Centre
More than 116.58 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories so far, centre said.
7 Nov 08:21 · NDTV.com