#IDMastodon #JN.1 is on the move #Get boosted .Update that Novavax is now approved (finally) in 🇨🇦 . Excellent efficacy & less reactogenic profile compared with mRNA (generally fewer side effects).
Is the Novavax #COVIDVaccine Better Than mRNA Vaccines? What We Know So Far. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-the-novavax-covid-vaccine-better-than-mrna-vaccines-what-we-know-so-far/
Y’all, get your boosters if you can. The past three days I have been freaking out because some people I interacted with at the conference I attended on the weekend got COVID, but it seems I was unscathed. I had my COVID booster 3 weeks ago and a flu shot 5 weeks ago. I know we are tired of vaccines but the booster really seems to have worked. #covidvaccine
The World Health Organization authorizes emergency use of Novavax's updated COVID shot in individuals aged 12 and older.
The emergency use listing helps speed up the regulatory approvals to import and administer the vaccines by member states, according to the WHO.
Does contacting Covid have broadly the same effect on the immune system as vaccination? If so, would it therefore be sensible to schedule a winter booster vaccination as long after infection as is possible within your country's booster programme window?
I had a Covid and flu shot four hours ago and happy to say zero reaction as of yet. Probably the only time I’ve had any vaccine and didn’t get a big swelling in my arm and minor fever chills at some point. I had to call off sick from work after the Moderna vax part 2. So far it’s a 👍🏻👍🏻
🇦🇺 Australia’s reworked molecular clamp vaccine for Covid-19 has cleared early stage human testing, potentially offering one-stop protection against a range of pandemic viruses.
University of Queensland scientists in technology that hit the wall at the height of the Covid pandemic in 2020 when the original Clamp vaccine returned false positive readings to HIV.
The NHS booking platform will allow ANYONE to book a #vaccine appointment if you answer "yes" to "do you regularly look after someone who is ill, an older person or disabled?"
Most pharmacists are not interested in policing who is getting jabbed, & will give you a bonus free flu jab too ✨
Pass it on!
-Do you want Pfizer or Moderna?
-You have to choose
How’s anyone supposed to make an informed decision? I just picked randomly. I remember it was a big deal to choose at first but nowadays, how’s am I supposed to know?
Why some people got blood clots after the AstraZeneca vaccine – new clues
#Vaccines #BloodClots #COVID19 #AdenovirusVaccine #AstraZenecaVaccine #VaccineClotting #VITT #PF4 #COVIDVaccine #HealthResearch #ImmuneResponse
Received my fifth #CovidVaccine dose today, my autism grows again :autistic: 💪
"Patients with asthma, COPD and interstitial lung disease have reduced SARS-CoV-2 vaccine-specific antibody, B-cell and T-cell responses, which signals poorer protection against COVID-19, according to results published in ERJ Open Research."
Fall #COVIDvaccine shot uptake is an “abysmal” 7%; #wastewatertesting impaired
Meanwhile, a quarter of the country's #wastewater testing sites are offline. https://arstechnica.com/health/2023/10/fall-covid-shot-uptake-is-an-abysmal-7-wastewater-testing-impaired/
Today was #covidvaccine day for my small humans, and as we have for every covid vaccine day, we made ridiculous sundaes
We celebrate surviving a pandemic and vaccines in my house
Beaucoup de gens m'ont dit qu'ils refusent le vaccin anti-COVID sur la base que le vaccin a été créé à partir d'ARN messager, alors que l'existence de ce procédé est avérée depuis plus longtemps que 2020! Ces gens ont donc déjà été innoculés avec ce type de vaccin sans même le savoir! Je suis en train de regarder ce documentaire d'Arte qui retrace la création du vaccin contre COVID https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sf5x-PLl9g #ARNmessager #vaccin #COVIDvaccine #vaccinCOVID
Got my #Novavax booster today at Costco. #CO2 level near the pharmacy area wasn't great, especially inside the tiny vaccine room where my #Aranet4 read 1180+. But the pharmacist was wearing a mask (she apologized that it wasn't an N95 but employees are only provided surgical masks 🙄). Thankfully there was a HEPA filter running.
it's just about time for my #CovidVaccine appointment. gimme that XBB.1.5 sauce! hope I don't pass out or puke on "em.
A Melbourne-made COVID vaccine that shows promise in fighting off mutant “escape” strains up to 22 times better — and with fewer side effects — than other jabs could change the landscape.
#mRNA #Covid #CovidVaccine quandary: I had 3x Pfizer & did great. Then I had 2x Moderna & was DESTROYED for days both times. If I go back to Pfizer for this year's shot, is that likely that I'll get a strong reaction to that too, or is it more likely it was Moderna-specific so Pfizer will be its old mild-reaction self for me? Has anyone had any experience with this--switching platforms then switching back to the first one? #CovidIsAirborne #CovidIsNotOver #Novid
The FDA has finally approved the #Novavax booster. Anyone 12 years and older who have previously been vaccinated with a Covid vaccine (and have not already gotten the latest mRNA Covid booster) are eligible to receive 1 dose; unvaccinated can receive 2 doses.
Getting vaxed is an act of care for everyone around us, and should not be restricted to certain groups. Vaxing a fraction of the population makes no sense from a #PublicHealth perspective - only an electoral one.
tl;dr: Go get that vax! 💉
You’ll find the same pattern under a lot of similar ads, not just this one.
And it’s not just ads for masks, either. Anything having to do with vaccination (including non-Covid vaccines) or even Covid tests will frequently have a bunch of laugh and angry reactions under them.
Side effects of the Pfizer vaccine, day 2:
Sore and achy on the side that I got the shot on, but not as bad as I feel after a full day of housekeeping. Joints are a little sore, the shot site on my arm feels like I banged it into the corner of a bookshelf. I might maybe take a Tylenol later, I might not.
To be fair though, I have to drink about 62 oz of water every day to stop my ankle from swelling, and this might account for the lack of aches and pains from the shot, too.
In the UK, only the elderly and most vulnerable will be offered a COVID vaccine this autumn.
aged 65 years old or over (you need to be 65 years old by 31 March 2024)
aged 6 months to 64 years old and are at increased risk
living in a care home for older adults
a frontline health or social care worker
aged 16 - 64 years old and are a carer
aged 12 - 64 years old and live with someone with a weakened immune system
Don’t listen to your governor or surgeon general. Mask up and get boosted, PLEASE!!
More than half of #Americans plan to get updated #COVIDbooster
There's a sharp #partisan divide, but interest blows away uptake of the last #COVIDvaccine booster. In the Politico/Morning Consult poll, 79% of #Democrats said they planned on getting the updated shot, but only 39% of #Republicans said the same.
2023 COVID-19 Pfizer BioNtech (COMIRNATY) booster shot update. 6 hrs after, my shoulder, neck & scalp ached. Slight headache. Woke up 12 hrs after shot with slight fever & chills. Got terrible sleep. 22 hrs later my whole upper body aches. Feel hungover & slightly congested. My husband says his arm aches a little & that's it. I'd rather feel hungover for a day than get covid again! #vaccinessavelives #getVaccinated
#COVID19 #covid #covidVaccine #covidBooster #vaccinated #comirnaty #pfizer
I'm at CVS to upgrade my immune system with Spikevax™ 2023/2024
Also getting the regular flu shot...
I'm getting ready to head to Walgreens for my updated 2023 COVID-19 Pfizer BioNtech (COMIRNATY) booster shot. My husband got his earlier today and says his arm doesn't hurt. I'm scheduling our annual flu shots for October. Encouraging everyone to schedule your boosters! 👍🥰 #CovidIsNotOver #COVIDbooster #covidvaccine #booster #vaccines #vaccinesSaveLives
@ashedryden Got my flu booster a couple of weeks ago (only the second year I’ve been eligible for that) – and I think I was the only person masking in the vaccination centre 😷
But here in Scotland the NHS is only offering Covid boosters to people in more vulnerable groups (and those who care for them)
So I’m going to have to be even more cautious for the next year or so, I imagine, as I doubt I have much if any immunity to the variants going around at the moment 😞
Folks: be as Covid smart as you can be.
One of every 50 people you meet in the US (as a whole) has #Covid right now, matching the first two PEAKS in 2020.
I'm going to be getting a #covidvaccine as soon as available at my provider.
The chief of staff of @CHEO asked #Ottawa to #MaskUp in 2022. As an infectious diseases expert, she was shouted down by anti-vax/anti-maskers. As a trustee in #Ottawa, I still receive antisemitic death threats for my motion in Nov 2022 for @OCDSB to temporarily mask.
It's not as if governments and public health are going to push it either.
I had an adverse reaction to the vaccine and need to see an allergist two weeks before a shot to get several shots of monoclonal antibodies to prevent a bad reaction (not life-threatening so far). And then get the vaccine in an allergy clinic in a hospital. It's a pain. Can't wait for the new one.
Meanwhile, my friends whine about having to walk into a pharmacy and get jabbed. "Again?" My eyes are rolling out of my head. I just don't understand.
Why an employer would rescind a Covid vaccine mandate at this point is beyond me.
The fact that we’re not overwhelmed with Covid like we were before is precisely because of high vaccine uptake. Change that and we’re just asking for trouble.
That this is being done concurrent with ‘Return to Office’ nonsense makes all the more bewildering.
Nobody wants to work next to a willful disease vector.
Our fall #COVIDvaccine boosters will likely be a monovalent #XBB formula
An advisory committee for #FDA voted unanimously (21 to 0) to recommend updating #COVID19 vaccines for the 2023-2024 period to be a monovalent formula targeting the latest #omicron subvariant lineage of XBB. If all goes smoothly, the FDA is expecting new #COVID shots around September. https://arstechnica.com/health/2023/06/our-fall-covid-boosters-will-likely-be-a-monovalent-xbb-formula/
Karl Stefanovic says he's done with COVID vaccines as he blasts move to offer millions a 5th jab.
#COVID19Aus #COVIDvaccine @karlstefanovic @nick_coatsworth
A horrifying account of how the proposal for the TRIPS waiver for #CovidVaccine was killed by relentless industry lobbying. That initiative could have been an important step towards access and vaccine equity, which is still tracking very poorly.