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Glossary of Vaccine Terms

A Acellular vaccine: Listen media icon[MP3]A vaccine containing partial cellular material as opposed to complete cells. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): A medical condition where the immune system cannot function properly and protect the body from disease. As a result, the body cannot defend itself against infections (like pneumonia). AIDS is caused by the Human… Read More »

Coronavirus vaccine developers make case to Congress they can win public’s trust

Dive Brief: At a congressional hearing Tuesday, lawmakers pressed officials from five drugmakers developing vaccines for the new coronavirus — Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Merck & Co. — on their push to make a shot available in record time. Legislators questioned the companies on whether they will profit from their vaccines, how… Read More »

Support grows for deliberately exposing vaccine trial subjects to COVID-19, with Oxford team leading the way

Article content It began as a proposal on the fringes of science: deliberately exposing people to COVID-19 to speed up development of vaccines, even though there’s no sure-fire treatment for the potentially lethal bug. But the controversial idea of so-called challenge trials to test coronavirus shots seems to be picking up steam, with one huge… Read More »

One vaccine to beat COVID, Sars, Mers and common cold – possible?

PhotobyTawat/Shutterstock Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – belongs to the family of betacoronaviruses that cause everything from the common cold to Mers (which kills about one in three people infected). Despite causing a wide range of symptoms, these viruses all share similarities. If they’re similar enough, could one… Read More »

‘Vaccine nationalism’ could lead to the coronavirus devastating public health and the economy, experts warn

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters “Vaccine nationalism” is turning the search for a Covid-19 cure into an arms race, which will ultimately damage the economy and public health, experts have warned. Analysts at… Read More »

How much for flu vaccine uk

We are entering flu season, but you can give your immune system a boost by getting the flu jab. With the weather already on the turn, it’s clear that winter is just around the corner. And with it will come flu season. Nobody enjoys getting the flu, but it can be particularly serious for some… Read More »