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Study Emphasizes Need for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Research from scientists at Johns Hopkins University has underscored the importance of COVID-19 booster shots, particularly for older adults.
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Zika Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Models

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a Zika vaccine technology that is highly effective and safe in preclinical mouse models.
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Tool Assesses Which Countries Need COVID-19 Vaccines the Most

A new scoring tool that helps to transparently prioritize which countries are in greatest need of COVID-19 vaccines, has been developed by a UCL-led team of researchers.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Linked With Temporary Increase in Menstrual Cycle Length

A large international study has confirmed the findings of a previous U.S. study that linked COVID-19 vaccination with an average increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day.
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mRNA Vaccines Protect Against Serious COVID-19 During Pregnancy

The first large, real-world study of the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy found these vaccines, especially two initial doses followed by a booster, are effective in protecting against serious disease in expectant mothers whether the shots are administered before or during pregnancy.
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People Infected With COVID-19 Are at an Elevated Risk of Neurological Conditions

The post-COVID brain is at higher risk of developing neurological conditions including movement disorders, strokes, cognitive and memory problems, anxiety and migraines in the first year after infection, according to new research.
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Newly Discovered Barrier Prevents Immunity From Reaching Smell-Sensing Cells

A previously unknown barrier separates the bloodstream from the smell-sensing cells in mice, likely as a mechanism of protecting the brain, but may hinder the effectiveness of vaccines.
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New “Slow Delivery, Escalating Dose” Vaccine Strategy To Help the Body Target HIV

Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have discovered how the immune system can transform into an antibody-making machine capable of neutralizing one of the most elusive viruses out there: HIV.
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Vaccination Campaign Budgets Need a Boost for Disadvantaged Populations

According to a study, vaccination campaign budgets for disadvantaged, vulnerable populations need to be raised to reach the maximum health benefit for everyone.
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Current Vaccination Strategies “Unlikely” To Eliminate Measles

New research modeling how the current vaccination strategies would impact the burden of measles and rubella indicates measles is "unlikely" to be eliminated in countries worst affected.
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