Vaccine experts say the use of of COVID booster shots "will happen" in Australia as evidence from overseas shows a reduction in protection levels as new variants — such as Delta — create a different threat.
Demand for the AstraZeneca vaccine is climbing on the Mid North Coast - as bookings for the Pfizer jab remain hard to secure. Many young people are coming forward for the AZ shot, feeling the virus is now too close for comfort. by Mia Tyquin | NBN News-News, Sport & Weather
A small number of Queensland police officers who live in NSW have refused to get the jab required to travel across the border for work. The police union has backed officers refusing to work with police who are unvaccinated.
In the US state of Tennessee, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital has had to open its second COVID-19 unit to deal with the growing number of kids testing positive. Many parts of the world are seeing infections among children grow and it's forcing a rethink on vaccinating the young.
Adelaide biotechnology company Sementis Limited has raised more than $5.2 million to accelerate work on its next- generation COVID-19 vaccine, handing majority control of the company to local developer Michael Hickinbotham in the process.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for a two-month moratorium on administering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. It comes as just 75 per cent of all vaccine doses have gone to only 10 countries.
Global figures representing 46 countries and 1,500 civil society organisations have urged rich nations and particularly the UK to ramp up global vaccine distribution or risk delaying critical climate progress.
Germany, France and Israel will go ahead with plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine boosters, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organisation to hold off until more people are vaccinated around the world.
With the fast vaccination rate and the epidemiologic situation improving in Greece and other countries, the Greek authorities decided to open the borders for EU and third-country travellers back in May. However, in order to protect public health and ensure safe holidays for the tourists, the authorities imposed entry requirements against travellers, including proof of […]
I still remember the feeling I had on December 13, 2020 -- the date the first vaccines rolled out of the Pfizer facility in Michigan, destined for hospitals and vaccination centers in every state in the country. Typically reserved scientists described it as the "medical moonshot" we had all been waiting for: a powerful tool against the new virus that had paralyzed the world for almost a year. Those first doses shipped out across America were supposed to signal the next phase of this pandemic -- and it felt as if the whole country could soon let out a collective sigh of relief.