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UK health secretary rejects advice to buy extra monkeypox doses

Health secretary Thérèse Coffey has rejected advice from officials to procure additional doses of monkeypox vaccine, stoking concern that the UK is ill-prepared for a resurgence of the disease. Officials at the UK Health Security Agency, the body responsible for infectious disease protection, had recommended that extra vaccines be secured to protect against monkeypox in […]

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World

400 000 doses of Comirnaty vaccine delivered to Ukraine under COVAX

Kyiv, 19 September 2022 On 18 September, 400 000 doses of the Comirnaty mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Pfizer/BioNTech were delivered to Ukraine under the framework of the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility. The vaccines will be distributed throughout 23 regions in the country by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.   “Together with […]

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Business

U.S. to release 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses as outbreak spreads

A person holds doses of Imvanex vaccine used to protect against Monkeypox virus at the Edison municipal vaccination centre in Paris, France July 27, 2022. Alain Jocard | Pool | Reuters The U.S. will make 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses available to local health departments “as soon as possible” after the Food and Drug Administration […]

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US

3,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine arrive in Georgia

GDPH said there are 93 confirmed cases of the virus in Georgia. ATLANTA — A limited number of monkeypox vaccine doses have made it to Georiga, according to the state’s department of public health on Friday. There are 93 confirmed cases of the virus in the Peach state, all among men living in metro Atlanta. […]

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Canada

Ontario expands access to 4th COVID-19 vaccine doses to all adults | CBC News

Ontario is expanding eligibility for fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all adults this week, the province’s chief medical officer of health said Wednesday. As of Thursday, Ontarians between 18 and 59 years old who had a first booster shot at least five months ago will be able to book an appointment get a second. It […]

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Canada

More than half of Canada’s AstraZeneca vaccine doses expired, will be thrown out | CBC News

Canada is about to toss more than half of its doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it couldn’t find any takers for it, either in or outside of Canada. A statement from Health Canada says 13.6 million doses of the vaccine expired in the spring and will be thrown out. A year ago, Canada […]

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Canada

Doctors urge Ontario to open 4th vaccine doses to all adults | CBC News

Some doctors are calling on Ontario to allow all adults to get a second booster of a COVID-19 vaccine this summer, something that the province is currently limiting to only a portion of the population.  Around 7.4 million Ontarians have received one booster, and nearly 90 per cent of those shots were administered at least five […]

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Business

U.S. to deploy nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses to fight outbreak

Mock-up vials labeled “Monkeypox vaccine” are seen in this illustration taken, May 25, 2022.  Dado Ruvic | Reuters The U.S. will deploy nearly 300,000 monekypox vaccine doses in the coming weeks in an effort to stamp out the growing outbreak of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that people who […]

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Science

A Mouse Study Just Revealed a New Molecular Link Between Hunger And Exercise

It’s well established that regular exercise benefits our bodies, not least in protecting against obesity, but scientists are continuing to look more closely at why this happens on a molecular level.   In a new study, scientists put mice on intense treadmill workouts and analyzed how the chemicals in the cells of the animals then […]

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Science

FDA Grants Emergency Authorization For COVID Vaccines For US Kids Under 5

The US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization Friday for the use of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in the youngest children, the final age group awaiting immunization in most countries.   The agency, whose approval is considered the global gold standard, authorized Moderna’s two-dose vaccine for children aged six months to five years, […]