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should a covid-19 vaccine be compulsory — and what would this mean for anti-vaxxers?

Should a COVID-19 vaccine be compulsory — and what would this mean for anti-vaxxers?

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Image: Shuttlestock With COVID-19 vaccine developers reporting promising results, it is probable we will one day face a major public health question: can the government compel New Zealanders to be vaccinated? Just as inevitably, some...
soon you’ll need to be vaccinated to enjoy shops, cafes and events — but what about the staff there?

Soon you’ll need to be vaccinated to enjoy shops, cafes and events — but...

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  Picture: Seth Wenig/AP/AAP The New South Wales and Victorian governments have released detailed roadmaps outlining how they’ll ease restrictions across Sydney and Melbourne. A feature of both roadmaps will be the requirement to be fully...
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...
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...
what’s australia’s first local pfizer-style covid vaccine? and when might it be in our arms? an mrna expert explains

What’s Australia’s first local Pfizer-style COVID vaccine? And when might it be in our...

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 Picture: Penny Stephens/AAP Australia has struggled to get enough Pfizer doses to meet Australians’ growing demand for COVID-19 vaccinations. Australia has been producing doses of AstraZeneca since March, but this vaccine is no longer recommended for those aged under...
what is novavax, australia’s third covid vaccine option? and when will we get it?

What is Novavax, Australia’s third COVID vaccine option? And when will we get it?

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  Picture: Alastair Grant/AP/AAP As AstraZeneca is no longer the preferred vaccine for Australian adults under 50, attention is turning to what other COVID-19 vaccine options are in our arsenal. The federal government has ordered 40 million doses of the...
a covid-19 vaccine may come without a needle, the latest vaccine to protect without jabbing

A COVID-19 vaccine may come without a needle, the latest vaccine to protect without...

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Image: Shuttlestock Vaccines are traditionally administered with a needle, but this isn’t the only way. For example, certain vaccines can be delivered orally, as a drop on the tongue, or via a jet-like device. Vaccines that...
which covid vaccine is best? here’s why that’s really hard to answer

Which COVID vaccine is best? Here’s why that’s really hard to answer

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 Picture: Shuttlestock With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines accelerating, people are increasingly asking which vaccine is best? Even if we tried to answer this question, defining which vaccine is “best” is not simple. Does that mean the...
safety tips that can help prevent the spread of coronavirus

Safety Tips that Can Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

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With the advent of Covid-19, many offices and institutions have been forced to close or reduce their accessibility to the public. Now that some communities have begun opening, the need for obeying and implementing...
what’s the ‘indian’ variant responsible for victoria’s outbreak and how effective are vaccines against it?

What’s the ‘Indian’ variant responsible for Victoria’s outbreak and how effective are vaccines against...

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  Picture: Luis Ascui/AAP Victoria’s seven day lockdown, which begins tonight, is an attempt to stop transmission of the quick-spreading COVID-19 B.1.617.1 variant. Victoria’s chief health officer Brett Sutton said the reproduction number of the strain was yet to...