The World’s First Malaria Vaccine Program for Children Starts Now

Malaria expert Brian Greenwood had once resigned himself to the possibility that a successful vaccine for the disease might not become available in his lifetime. Now, at 86 years old, the moment he’s spent four decades working toward has arrived. “It’s been a long journey with many ups and downs,” says Greenwood, still an active … Read more

Cameroon Starts World-First Malaria Vaccine Program for Kids

Cameroon will be the first country to routinely give children a new malaria vaccine as the shots are rolled out in Africa. The campaign due to start Monday was described by officials as a milestone in the decades-long effort to curb the mosquito-spread disease on the continent, which accounts for 95% of the world’s malaria … Read more

Tropical disease found in mainland U.S., stunning physicians: ‘There’s no effective vaccine’

It’s been confirmed that the mainland U.S. is now home to a disease once thought to only exist in tropical climates, as NPR has reported. Leishmaniasis has joined other diseases in spreading to new places as the warming planet opens up new populations to these diseases. What’s happening? According to the World Health Organization, there … Read more

The US Army is having a hard time recruiting. Now it’s asking soldiers dismissed for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine to come back.

The United States Army is telling soldiers kicked out over the COVID-19 vaccine they can come back. The Army missed its recruiting goal by around 25% in 2022. An Army official Gen Z’s distrust in institutions may be causing a recruiting decline. The United States army is having such a difficult time recruiting that it’s … Read more

‘We were told the vaccine was safe

Kate Scott was called by the hospital three times to say goodbye to her husband. Three times she dashed to his bedside expecting him to die at any moment. Three times she thought she would be widowed, leaving her to bring up their two young children, the youngest just a baby at the time, on … Read more

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new documentary challenges anti-vaxxers, vaccine hesitancy in the age of COVID

World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson knows a thing or two about scientific literacy, and now he’s sparking important dialogue about public health in the face of a global pandemic. As executive producer of the new documentary Shot in the Arm, Tyson and Oscar-winning director Scott Hamilton Kennedy highlight how COVID misinformation — fueled by social … Read more

This Vaccine Protects Against Cancer—but Not Enough Boys Are Getting It

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to call the HPV vaccine a medical miracle. “It’s like the gift that keeps giving,” says Mark Jit, a professor of vaccine epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Not only is it the sole vaccine that can prevent cancer, “we discover it’s an even better vaccine … Read more

A Lot of Pet Owners (Wrongly) Think Vaccines Are Bad for Dogs

The anti-vaccination movement is going to the dogs. Recent survey data has suggested that a substantial proportion of American dog owners have doubts about their pets’ vaccines, including the rabies shot. Rabies is almost always fatal if not treated promptly, and routine canine vaccination has helped make pet and human cases of the viral disease … Read more

Novavax Covid vaccine can still catch up to Pfizer, Moderna shots

A health worker prepares a dose of the Novavax vaccine as the Dutch Health Service Organization starts with the Novavax vaccination program on March 21, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. Patrick Van Katwijk | Getty Images Americans can finally get their hands on Novavax’s newest Covid vaccine after U.S. regulators greenlighted the shot this week. … Read more

Taylor’s Swift’s beau Travis Kelce branded ‘Mr. Pfizer’ after vaccine ads

Taylor’s Swift’s new romance Travis Kelce has been given a new nickname after his collaboration with Pfizer  Taylor Swift’s beau Travis Kelce has been dubbed “Mr. Pfizer” after he appeared in an ad for their flu and COVID-19 vaccine. It was New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers who assigned the new nickname to the Kansas … Read more