Covid-19: Israel plans to give fourth dose of vaccine to over-60s

The government closed Israel’s borders to foreign nationals last month in response to Omicron and has now forbidden Israeli citizens and permanent residents from travelling to more than 50 countries on a “red list”, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and much of Africa. Source link

Covid: Vaccine volunteers sought for children's second dose study

Dr Katrina Cathie, from University Hospital Southampton, said initial results of the trial were expected at about Christmas and would “directly inform decisions about the roll-out of a second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in this age group in the spring”. Source link

U.S. Hits Goal of 70% Adults With One COVID Vaccine Dose

Aug. 2, 2021 — The United States hit a major vaccine milestone on Monday as 70% of adults now have received at least one dose. According to White House COVID-19 Data Director Cyrus Shahpar, more than 468,000 doses were delivered Monday. President Joe Biden had set a goal of July 4 to… Continue reading U.S. Hits Goal of 70% Adults With One COVID Vaccine Dose

Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It takes two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to “wake up” cells that play a very important role in the body’s immune response, with the second dose increasing their numbers 100-fold, according to new research. The Stanford University study… Continue reading Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial

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Coronavirus doctor's diary: Will we need a third dose of vaccine?

Dr John Wright describes the goals of the CoV-Boost trial, which started this past week. Source link

Third dose of Covid jab to be trialled in UK

The findings will help scientific advisers decide if re-vaccinating people in the autumn is necessary. Source link

Covid: One dose of vaccine halves transmission – study

The study, which has yet to be fully peer-reviewed, included more than 57,000 contacts from 24,000 households in which there was a lab-confirmed coronavirus case that had received a vaccination, compared with nearly one million contacts of unvaccinated cases. Source link

Covid vaccine: All over-50s and high risk groups offered first dose

And remember, there is no published data on the number of people offered jabs, as opposed to those who have actually been vaccinated. However, NHS England has made clear that across the nine groups, 95% have actually had their first doses – that is an average, with take-up rates varying in different groups. Source link

Covid jab: One dose in care homes gives 'substantial' protection

Prof Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, said: “These data add to the growing evidence that vaccines are reducing Covid-19 infections and doing so in vulnerable and older populations, where it is most important that we provide as much protection from Covid as possible.” Source link