COVID Vaccine a Key Factor in Decisions Around Surgery

By Robert Preidt HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Vaccination played a crucial role when Americans were deciding whether to have surgery during the pandemic, a new study finds. “It’s critical to understand what factors affect a patient’s decision to have surgery during an infectious pandemic if we want to help … Read more

There is a case for placing all relevant data in public domain without undue delay: SC

Rejecting the allegations of non-disclosure of segregated clinical data and haste in granting approval to Covaxin and Covishield, the two main Covid vaccines approved by the government, the SC said the results of Phase III clinical trials of these vaccines have been published, in line with the requirement under the statutory regime in place, the … Read more

Do you know why Covid-19 vaccines are injected in the upper arm?

Everyone that got vaccinated for Covid-19 in the last 16 months must be remembering the prick they got in their upper arm. According to experts, this is because most vaccines including the Covid-19 vaccines are most effective when injected via an intramuscular route into the upper arm muscle called the deltoid. There are many reasons … Read more

US court reinstates Biden federal employee Covid vaccine mandate

A US appeals court panel on Thursday reinstated President Joe Biden’s executive order mandating that federal civilian employees be vaccinated against Covid-19. By a 2-1 vote, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction issued by a U.S. district judge in Texas in January that had blocked enforcement of the federal employee vaccine mandate. … Read more

It’s age-old controversy, says Supreme Court on adverse effects versus benefits of vaccination

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea challenging vaccine mandates issued by the Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner for entry in public places saying why can’t petitioners get vaccinated. The top court said that every vaccination has cost benefits and it is an age-old controversy right since the beginning of the vaccination process. A … Read more

Over 50 lakh in TN yet to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccination: Health Minister

The minister said 51.48 per cent of people in the state were covered as against the targeted 21.21 lakh on the vaccination to children aged between 12-14 years. More than 50 lakh people were yet to receive the first dose of vaccination against COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu while over 1.34 crore people have not got … Read more

Govt mulls Covid booster shots for all above 18 years

Currently, healthcare and frontline workers and those aged above 60 years are being administered precaution doses. The government is considering allowing booster dose of Covid vaccine for all those above 18 years in view of a surge in infections in parts of the world and ease difficulties faced during international travel, sources said on Monday. … Read more

Delhi to shut down some Covid vaccination centres? As corona wave ebbs, govt set to take this key decision

Since only few people are coming to take the shots, a file has already been moved on closing down all the vaccination centres in the schools. The government is likely to take a decision on shutting down some of its centres in Delhi as the vaccinations have reached a saturation point. With the number of … Read more

About 1 in 6 U.S. Couples Disagrees on COVID Vaccination

MONDAY, March 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Vaccine politics can apparently lead to some mismatched bedfellows, a new study suggests. It found that about 1 in 6 U.S. couples have one partner who is vaccinated against COVID-19 and one who is not, and there are several reasons why. “The numbers might be small in this … Read more

Vaccination Reduces Chance of Getting Long COVID, Studies Say

Feb. 16, 2022 Vaccination against COVID-19 reduces the risk of developing long COVID and improves long COVID symptoms among those who were unvaccinated when infected, according to a new comprehensive review by the U.K. Health Security Agency. The review includes data from 15 U.K. and international studies, with seven studies examining whether COVID-19 vaccination before … Read more