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Weak vaccine blamed for flu increase

A substantial increase in the number of people being hospitalised with the flu over recent years may be partly to blame on a ineffective influenza vaccination. Australia has been hit by an early and particularly nasty flu season this year, with more than 40,000 confirmed cases so far in 2019. It is unclear why Australians… Read More »

Global Health: Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective

With malaria deaths rebounding worldwide, a pilot program testing a new and fiercely debated malaria vaccine began on Tuesday in Malawi. Dr. Katherine O’Brien, the World Health Organization’s director of immunization, called the rollout “a historic moment in the fight against malaria,” and said the testing will soon expand to malarious regions of Ghana and… Read More »

This Vaccine Is Making Some People Sick

According to the Center for Disease Control, Zostavax is a medication that was licensed in 2006 to treat shingles. It is administered through a shot and only one dose is given to protect individuals from acquiring shingles. While the product is marketed as a safeguard against the shingles virus, the vaccine has caused adverse effects… Read More »