vaccination

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A UNSW researcher says a positive social media campaign could help to counter misinformation and fears about COVID vaccine side effects and boost vaccination uptake.

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Community leaders or trusted work colleagues can be COVID vaccine advocates and help boost vaccination rates. Here are some simple steps they can take.

mRNA versus adenovirus vaccine

What is the difference between the mRNA vaccine and the adenovirus vaccine? Can the mRNA vaccine be tweaked when new variants develop?

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During the height of the pandemic, people with disability felt they had been forgotten and were not a priority. In the vaccine rollout, the government is repeating its past mistakes.

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A rise in vaccine-resistant bacteria shows the need for a new vaccine to fight childhood empyema after a spike in hospitalisations, a new UNSW study reveals.

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Babies and asymptomatic cases account for up to half of COVID-19 infections in the under-five age group, which has implications for vaccination programs, a new UNSW study has found.

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Talk about a mandatory vaccine may not be necessary to get a positive response from the public, two UNSW medical researchers say.

Flu vaccine

A new study by public health researchers has explored why flu vaccine uptake is so low in NSW’s Aboriginal adults.

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Whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonising and feeding off unwitting hosts, strengthening calls for a new vaccine, according to UNSW researchers.

The majority of Australian parents are susceptible to vaccine messages from political and medical leaders, according to a new study by researchers at UNSW Sydney.

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