vaccines

A child receives a bandage on the arm after being immunised

Vaccine-resistant pneumonia has increased since a vaccine targeting 13 serotypes of the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria was introduced into the Australian routine childhood immunisation program.

Colourful silhouettes of people in profile

The Kirby Institute is calling for people at risk of monkeypox to enrol in the TraX study to help shape the public health response.

A man about to get a vaccine from a medical worker

The third-generation vaccine has fewer potential side effects than second-generation vaccines and can be safely given to people with weakened immune systems.

mrna

mRNA is the key ingredient in COVID-19 vaccines. But what is it, and how does it work?

Two women wearing medical facemasks, one providing support as the other struggles with respiratory discomfort

While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.

A person holds up a jar of Covid-19 vaccine

Variant-specific vaccines would undoubtedly increase immunity. But waves of new variants would engulf the population faster than these vaccines could ever be deployed.

Teenage girl in wheelchair using a laptop next to her mother

In a new survey, almost two-thirds of parents reported having trouble securing a vaccination for their child or children with disability.

Multiple bottles containing mRNA vaccines

Skyrocketing demand coupled with shortages of vital components is leading to bottlenecks in the supply chain of Pfizer's and other mRNA vaccines.

A doctor administering a vaccine to a patient

This is the key number that will determine when we can stop living under the shadow of COVID

Female doctor consults with female patient online via laptop screen

COVID has highlighted the differences in healthcare affordability across the globe, with a glimpse into what the future of medicine could look like if we don’t act.

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