CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surprises

Jan. 27, 2021 — The U.S. is nearly 6 weeks into its historic campaign to vaccinate Americans against the virus that causes COVID-19, and so far, the two vaccines in use look remarkably low-risk, according to new data presented today at a meeting of vaccine experts that advise the CDC. With 23.5 million doses … Read more

Cancer patient ‘offered leftover vaccine from GP’

A mum-of-two with stage four cancer says she feels safe enough to continue chemotherapy after receiving a leftover coronavirus vaccine. Vicki Meredew was diagnosed with a glioblastoma – a terminal brain tumour – in August 2019. The 41-year-old has already had months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy but her latest palliative treatment was put on hold … Read more

Faith Leaders Spread the Word: Get Vaccinated

Orthodox Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Ohev Sholom synagogue, Washington, DC. Imam Ammar Amonette, Islamic Center, Richmond, VA. Mimi Kiser, senior program director, Interfaith Health Program, and assistant professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta. Forward.com: “On TikTok, on the pulpit and in legal rulings, rabbis tell congregants: get vaccinated.” ABC Action News: “Abington pastor … Read more

Learning disability vaccine plea: ‘Don’t leave us’

As high risk groups continue to be immunised there are growing concerns that people with learning disabilities have been missed out. Despite a recent Public Health England report warning they are six times more likely to die from coronavirus, as a group, they have not been prioritised for a vaccine. Legal action is being taken … Read more

Reports of Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine

Jan 21, 2021 — California’s top epidemiologist late Wednesday said the Moderna vaccine suspected of causing a series of allergic reactions may be administered once again after a review found no reason to stop its use. Erica Pan, MD, said the state had temporarily paused the use of one lot of Moderna’s vaccine after … Read more