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how long do covid vaccines take to start working?

How long do COVID vaccines take to start working?

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  Picture: James Ross/AAP Amid Victoria’s worrying COVID outbreak, perhaps the point of greatest concern is the fact the virus has again found its way into aged care. On Sunday, the state government announced an aged-care...
Over s dont wait fpr Pfizer header

If you’re over 60, there’s no sense in ‘waiting for Pfizer’. Here’s why you...

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  Picture: Shutterstock At least 60 people have now died in the current New South Wales COVID outbreak. We’ve been keeping track of how old these people were, and have observed 85% of the COVID deaths up to...
vaccine refusers are health literate and believe they’re pro-science. but this just reinforces their view

Vaccine refusers are health literate and believe they’re pro-science. But this just reinforces their...

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Picture: Neil Hall/EPA/AAP Australians belonging to the vaccine refusal movement consider themselves a science advocacy group, according to a study published yesterday. My colleagues and I found this group believes it lobbies for unbiased research against...
what is the moderna covid vaccine? does it work, and is it safe?

What is the Moderna COVID vaccine? Does it work, and is it safe?

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  Picture: Kelsey Brunner/AP/AAP Overnight, Boston-based pharmaceutical company Moderna announced a new supply agreement with Australia for 25 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. The deal includes ten million doses against the original strain of the coronavirus...
vaccine passports are coming to australia. how will they work and what will you need them for?

Vaccine passports are coming to Australia. How will they work and what will you...

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  Picture: Shutterstock Even before any COVID-19 vaccines were invented, vaccine passports for participation in public activities appeared likely. Australia’s plagued vaccine rollout meant such requirements lay in a distant future — until now. Australian political leaders have...
the pfizer vaccine may not be the best choice for frail people, but it’s too early to make firm conclusions

The Pfizer vaccine may not be the best choice for frail people, but it’s...

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 Picture: MARKO DJOKOVIC/EPA Reports of about 30 deaths among elderly nursing home residents who received the Pfizer vaccine have made international headlines. With Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) expected to approve the vaccine imminently and the roll out set to begin...
yes, covid vaccines are front and centre. but don’t forget about your flu shot

Yes, COVID vaccines are front and centre. But don’t forget about your flu shot

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 Picture: Shuttlestock As the nights begin to close in and the temperatures cool, it’s clear winter is approaching again. With the winter season comes the risk of the usual winter lurgies, most of which result from...
your rights under victoria’s ‘authorised worker’ vaccine mandate: an expert explains

Your rights under Victoria’s ‘authorised worker’ vaccine mandate: an expert explains

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  Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP Racing to hit vaccination targets and lift the restrictions making Melbourne the world’s most locked-down city, the Victorian government has mandated COVID vaccinations for an estimated 1.25 million of the state’s 3.5...
courting the chameleon: how the us election reveals rupert murdoch’s political colours

Why we should prioritise older people when we get a COVID vaccine

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Shuttlestock While we wait for further results from phase 3 trials, it’s clear that supply of any potential COVID vaccine would initially be limited. Local authorities will need to prioritise distribution to specific groups, at least...
australians will soon receive covid booster vaccines. why do we need them, and how effective are they?

Australians will soon receive COVID booster vaccines. Why do we need them, and how...

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  Picture: Bienvenido Velasco/EPA/AAP Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), today provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine to be used as a booster for anyone over the age of 18. The TGA said people can take...