Tag Archives: Vaccine

Triple-Target Hepatitis B Vaccine May Be More Effective

An experimental vaccine that contains three different hepatitis B virus (HBV) proteins may offer more protection—especially for older adults and people with a weaker immune system—than existing vaccines, according to study results presented at the recent IDWeek 2019 conference in Washington, DC. Hepatitis B vaccination has led to a dramatic drop in new infections worldwide—a… Read More »

Minister considers ‘all options’ to boost vaccine uptake

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said he is willing to look at “all options” to boost England’s vaccination levels, including compulsory immunisation. Mr Hancock told the BBC he did not want to “reach the point” of imposing jabs, but would “rule nothing out”. More than half a million children in the UK were unvaccinated against… Read More »

This Vaccine Is Making Some People Sick

According to the Center for Disease Control, Zostavax is a medication that was licensed in 2006 to treat shingles. It is administered through a shot and only one dose is given to protect individuals from acquiring shingles. While the product is marketed as a safeguard against the shingles virus, the vaccine has caused adverse effects… Read More »