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how do we know the covid vaccine won’t have long-term side-effects?

How do we know the COVID vaccine won’t have long-term side-effects?

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 Picture: Shuttlestock As Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins this week, many people still have questions about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, both in the short and long term. As vaccine experts, we hear these concerns all the...
i was the australian doctor on the who’s covid-19 mission to china. here’s what we found about the origins of the coronavirus

I was the Australian doctor on the WHO’s COVID-19 mission to China. Here’s what...

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Header picture; Dake Kang/AP Doctor Dominic Dwyer: pic courtesy ABC As I write, I am in hotel quarantine in Sydney, after returning from Wuhan, China. There, I was the Australian representative on the international World...
can i choose what vaccine i get? what if i have allergies or side-effects? key covid vaccine rollout questions answered

Can I choose what vaccine I get? What if I have allergies or side-effects?...

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 Kate Geraghty/AAP Image Australia’s keenly awaited COVID vaccine rollout begins today, with the ultimate goal of vaccinating all Australians by October. Here are the answers to some key questions. Can I choose which vaccine I get? No, there...
are covid vaccines vegan? should i get one anyway? an ethicist explains

Are COVID vaccines vegan? Should I get one anyway? An ethicist explains

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 Picture: Shuttlestock Some of my vegan friends are reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccines do not contain animal products. Yet animals were used to develop and test them. For instance, early trials involved giving the vaccines to...
who should visit a geriatric dentist reservoir professional?

Who Should Visit a Geriatric Dentist Reservoir Professional?

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There does exist various types of dentistry services that each serve to offer numerous types of dental treatments for the respective type of dental conditions. If you may or may not be already familiar...
stability balls

Why More People Are Turning to Stability Balls for Their Office Seats

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Employers are turning to healthy, inexpensive, and alternative ways to combat sedentary workdays at the office. They are swapping employee's desk chairs with stability balls. First and foremost, a stability ball is a fitness...
5 things you need to know about the astrazeneca vaccine now the tga has approved it for use in australia

5 things you need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine now the TGA has...

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 Picture: Olivier Chassignole/AP The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) yesterday announced it has provisionally approved AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for use in Australia. The approval applies to people over 18, including adults older than 65. The recommended interval between the...
should i get a covid vaccine while i’m pregnant or breastfeeding? is it safe for me and my baby?

Should I get a COVID vaccine while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? Is it safe...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock From Monday, Australia’s front-line health workers, quarantine staff, border control officers, and workers and residents in aged-care homes will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these workers will be women who are pregnant, planning a...
the covid vaccine is here. when and to whom will we need to prove we’ve had it?

The COVID vaccine is here. When and to whom will we need to prove...

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 Picture: AAP/AP/Francois Mori Australia’s long-awaited COVID vaccine rollout is scheduled to begin on Monday. New laws have just been passed mandating the recording of COVID-19 vaccine information on the Australian Immunisation Register. The changes to the Australian Immunisation Register...
why telling stories could be a more powerful way of convincing some people to take a covid vaccine than just the facts

Why telling stories could be a more powerful way of convincing some people to...

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 Picture: Ted S. Warren/AP/AAP Scientists don’t know exactly what percentage of the population will need to get a COVID vaccine to achieve herd immunity. Some diseases, such as whooping cough, need very high rates of vaccination between 90-95%. The rise of...