vaccinations

Group of women at an anti-vaccination protest, one holding a sign that says "No matter what the situation, remind yourself 'I have a choice'."

Emotive claims, like COVID vaccination being unethical or coercive, are more likely to be shared on social media. But we can fight back.

People gather for picnics near Sydney Opera House

There are five groups in our community who are vulnerable under our current reopening plan. Here are the things we should do to help protect them.

Man wearing face mask showing bandaid on arm where he just received COVID vaccination

One study suggests getting vaccinated halves the risk of developing long COVID.

Breakthrough infections

Immune fitness, virus variant and vaccine type are all factors that can contribute to breakthrough infections in the fully immunised.

a mass vaccination space in a warehouse in Italy

We need to stop relying on small GP clinics and urgently move towards using mass vaccination hubs like stadiums, schools and parks.

A healthcare worker wearing PPE prepares an injection

Australia's expedited plan to start dishing out COVID jabs in mid-late February will call for NASA-like logistical organisation. And ideally, no more clusters of infections to distract frontline workers.

The Museum of Human Disease

Online visitors can see how diseases – including past epidemics – affect real human organs.

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Flu vaccination is provided free for children with chronic illnesses, yet uptake is low prompting UNSW researchers to call for renewed efforts to get this message out to parents in order to keep affected children out of hospital.

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To give the best chance for science to have an impact, we need to present our arguments to the public in the most convincing ways we have available. Applied psychology can help.

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As its name suggests, Gardasil 9 protects against nine types of HPV, five more than the existing Gardasil. Recent studies have shown it takes only two doses, with implications for cost and convenience, writes Terri Foran.

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