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UK approves COVID vaccination for 12-15 year olds

The UK's Chief Medical Officers have approved COVID vaccination for young people aged between 12-15 years old, to begin by 22 September, 2021.
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COVID-19 vaccines: Risks versus benefits

Lauren Matelski, Jeremy MacMahon, and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California, Davis, weigh the risks associated with COVID-19 vaccines versus the benefits.
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Report documents 17% higher rate of COVID death in North England

The Northern Health Science Alliance report says the North of England experienced a 17% higher rate of COVID death than the South - because of "higher deprivation and worse pre-pandemic health".
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UK approves Pfizer and AstraZeneca for third COVID dose

The UK medicine regulator approved both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines as a third COVID dose - for use in a new UK booster scheme.
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Do breastfeeding mothers have COVID vaccine side effects?

Researchers found that breastfeeding mothers and their infants faced no significant COVID vaccine side effects from the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
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Scientists begin work on COVID vaccines which can survive heat

Scientists at the University of California San Diego are developing COVID vaccines that can survive heat - using ideas from plants and bacteria.
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COVID-19: Antibody levels for the double-jabbed are waning

Dr Quinton Fivelman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, reveals that antibody levels for the double-jabbed are now waning. He asks was the UK Government unwise to relax most COVID precautions in July?.
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EU and AstraZeneca agree new deadline for vaccine deliveries

The EU have dropped their court case against AstraZeneca, as a new deadline for vaccine deliveries is agreed between the two parties.
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Why are young people in the UK vaccine hesitant?

ONS data finds that young people are distrustful of the vaccine, the UK Government, and anyone encouraging vaccine take-up - alongside the perception that COVID will not threaten their lives.
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EU medical authority denies “urgent need” for third dose of COVID vaccine

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reports that there is no "urgent need" for a third dose of COVID vaccine, based on real-world data According to the report published Wednesday (1 September), there is enough real-world evidence to suggest that a booster dose is not yet necessary. The...
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Double vaccination reduces risk of Long COVID by 49%

Double vaccinated adults are 49% less likely to have Long COVID if they were to contract COVID-19, according to a new study.
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EU says 70% of population are double-vaccinated

President Ursula von der Leyen announced that 70% of the EU population are now double-vaccinated - but some countries in Eastern Europe lag behind.
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Real-world study on 800,000 vaccinated people says COVID vaccine safe

An ongoing real-world study on the Israeli population finds that the Pfizer COVID vaccine is safe to use - minimal side effects were observed in over 800,000 people.
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Research says COVID vaccines work for 90% of immunosuppressed people

New research finds that COVID vaccines work for 90% of people who are currently immunosuppressed due to their medication.
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Malaria deaths reduced by 70% with vaccine and drug combination

A combination of the world’s first malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01E and antimalarial drugs reduce child hospitalisations and death by 70%.
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Five new research projects will examine COVID-19 vaccine responses

Five new COVID-19 research projects will study the durability of vaccine responses, low responses linked with health conditions and the effect of booster shots.
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Immunocompromised patients show low immune response after second vaccine

According to the OCTAVE study, immunocompromised patients presented low immune responses after two doses of the same COVID-19 vaccine.
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Clinical trial to test third COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems

A new clinical trial will investigate whether a third COVID-19 vaccine dose gives a stronger immune response for people with weakened immune systems.
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Vaccinated mothers transfer COVID antibodies via breast milk

A study by the University of Florida finds that vaccinated mothers transfer COVID antibodies to babies via breast milk - suggesting that mothers can "pass on this immunity to their babies".
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UK orders 35 million more Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses

The UK Government has signed a contract for 35 million more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, to be delivered from the second half of 2022..

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