Nearly two dozen areas of England have already jabbed 80% of 45 to 49 year olds, NHS figures reveal

England’s coronavirus vaccine postcode lottery was laid bare again today as data revealed parts of London and Lancashire have jabbed fewer than half of residents aged 45 to 49. NHS England statistics going up to April 25 show that 65 per cent of adults in the age group have had their first dose of either … Read more

Moderna to ship larger vials of its Covid-19 vaccine to state health departments by late May

Moderna will start shipping its bigger vaccine vials that contain 15 doses instead of 10 by late MAY Moderna Inc is manufacturing a larger vial of its COVID-19 vaccine that can hold 15 doses instead of the standard 10 doses  The firm said it wanted to increase the number of doses that clinicians could get … Read more

Fully vaccinated seniors are 94% less at-risk of being hospitalized for Covid

COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna are 94 percent effective at preventing people 65 and older from winding up hospitalized for the infection, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DC) report finds.  That puts the the efficacy rate about as high as what was found in clinical trials, and helps to assuage … Read more

Health chiefs will decide TOMORROW whether under-40s will get alternative to AstraZeneca’s Covid jab

Professor Anthony Harnden said officials were discussing making the change Officials may decide whether under-40s should also be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine in a crunch meeting tomorrow. Professor Anthony Harnden, who sits on No10’s jab advisory panel, said dwindling Covid cases had left officials needing to review current recommendations. Britain’s medical chiefs … Read more

Rate of Americans skipping second shots doubles as first shots fall by half

The number of Americans skipping their second doses of two-shot COVID-19 vaccines has more than doubled since February, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.  Meanwhile, the number of people getting a first dose is falling off even faster than the decline in the number of people completing their vaccine regimens, a … Read more

Under-40s could also get alternative to Astrazeneca vaccine despite fears it could delay UK’s drive

Under-40s could also get an alternative to Astrazeneca vaccine despite fears that it could delay Britain’s inoculation drive by a MONTH It was ruled under-30s should be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab New data from MHRA has indicated risk of a serious blood clot has increased It is understood the JCVI is now … Read more

Covid US: Just two ‘breakthrough’ infections found in 417 fully vaccinated people in NY study

Only two ‘breakthrough’ Covid infections found among 417 fully vaccinated people at a New York City university, study finds Researchers looked at 417 employees at Rockefeller University in New York City who received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines  Just two people, 0.5%, tested positive more than two weeks after getting their final … Read more

Only two ‘breakthrough’ Covid infections found among 417 fully vaccinated people

Only two ‘breakthrough’ Covid infections found among 417 vaccinated people at a New York City university, study finds Researchers looked at 417 employees at Rockefeller University in New York City who received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines  Just two people, 0.5%, tested positive more than two weeks after getting their final dose … Read more

Rare variant infected 25% of vaccinated residents at one nursing home

More than a quarter of fully vaccinated residents at one Kentucky nursing home still contracted a rare variant of COVID-19,  one of two new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies reveal. The studies trace how coronavirus tore through skilled nursing facilities in Chicago and Kentucky. In Chicago, only about four percent of infections … Read more

Covid-19: GPs are told to CANCEL planned AstraZeneca vaccination appointments for pregnant women

GPs have now been told to scrap all planned AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for pregnant women — despite advisers insisting the jab should be safe for mothers-to-be. A letter sent by NHS England bosses to practices on Saturday specified sites that do not have Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in stock should cancel all scheduled first doses … Read more