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Long COVID risk reduced by almost half after double vaccine dose

Receiving two COVID-19 vaccine doses reduces a person’s risk of experiencing long COVID by almost half, a new study has shown. Research led by King’s...
AstraZeneca to test component of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

AstraZeneca to test component of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

AstraZeneca will be testing a component of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in clinical trials of its own vaccine against the virus. Following the preliminary...
First ever patient to receive COVID-19 vaccination in the UK

First ever patient to receive COVID-19 vaccination in the UK

Today marks a landmark moment for the United Kingdom as the first NHS patient has received the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The biggest vaccination campaign in...
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine authorised by UK Government

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine authorised by UK Government

The UK Government has authorised the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which will be made available from next week. The UK Government has granted a temporary authorisation...
One step closer to a COVID-19 vaccine for the UK

One step closer to a COVID-19 vaccine for the UK

Pfizer and BioNTech SE have announced their mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 in participants without prior evidence of infection. The...
UK secures access to 90 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

UK secures access to 90 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

The UK Government has today announced it has secured early access to 90 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Announced by Business Secretary Alok...
WHO: reducing disease inequality with vaccine funding

WHO: reducing disease inequality with vaccine funding

The World Health Organization has welcomed crucial new funding for vaccines across the globe that it says will help in the fight against COVID-19,...
Protection against deadly, preventable diseases through European Immunisation Week

Protection against deadly, preventable diseases through European Immunisation Week

The EFN, as part of the Coalition for Vaccination, has launched a social media campaign during European Immunisation Week for nurses on vaccination for...
Research shows how to boost immune responses to vaccines in seniors

Research shows how to boost immune responses to vaccines in seniors

New research has shown how older people’s immune system response to vaccines could be boosted using immunology expertise and the surprising use of genital...
Horizon 2020 collaboration to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Horizon 2020 collaboration to develop COVID-19 vaccine

OPENCORONA consortium has been awarded €3m funding by Horizon 2020 to support emergency research and development against the COVID-19 outbreak, aiming to develop a...
First steps towards a vaccine for pancreatic cancer achieved

First steps towards a vaccine for pancreatic cancer achieved

Researchers have developed a personalised vaccine system that could delay the onset of pancreatic cancer. The study, conducted by researchers from Queen Mary University of...
NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine

NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine

The primary school flu vaccination programme is resuming following temporary delay of nasal spray vaccine from the manufacturer. The NHS and Public Health England (PHE)...
MMR vaccine secured for UK private patients to protect supply

MMR vaccine secured for UK private patients to protect supply

New restrictions that have been put in place mean the MMR vaccine cannot be parallel exported from the UK, to protect stock for private...
C difficile infection: The search for new Clostridioides difficile vaccine

C difficile infection: The search for new Clostridioides difficile vaccine

University of Exeter researchers have made a breakthrough in the quest for a new vaccine for killer hospital bug Clostridioides difficile (C difficile infection). The...

Asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs could provide a new method of treating cancer

A space-age metal that formed part of the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs could provide a new method of treating cancer tumours selectively using...

New technology paves the way for needle-free flu vaccine

A new study has shown that a new needle-free flu vaccine patch worked for the immune system much like a traditional flu shot – without any...
Decoding the human immune system with the Human Vaccines Project

Decoding the human immune system with the Human Vaccines Project

Director General Dr Jerome Kim joins the Human Vaccines Project’s efforts as one of four distinguished global leaders to decode the human immune system. Dr...
Discover the Mutual Recognition Agreement and the dynamics of EU-U.S. trade talks

Discover the Mutual Recognition Agreement and the dynamics of EU-U.S. trade talks

Introducing the Mutual Recognition Agreement, where the EU and the US delivered on a significant element of the Joint Statement agreed by Presidents Juncker...
Maximising vaccine effectiveness for children using genome-wide genotyping

Maximising vaccine effectiveness for children using genome-wide genotyping

Published in Cell Reports, genetics influence how protective childhood vaccines are, and researchers have found a way of maximising vaccine effectiveness using genome-wide genotyping. A...
Could we be one step closer to global Strep A vaccine?

Could we be one step closer to global Strep A vaccine?

The search for a global Strep A vaccine has narrowed after researchers sequenced the DNA of more than 2,000 Group A Streptococcus samples from...

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