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World Hepatitis Day 28th July

This year’s theme is “Hepatitis can’t wait”, conveying the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis. link People living with […]

Zika virus alert in the Indian state of Kerala

India last reported a Zika outbreak in the western state of Gujarat in 2016-17. The latest outbreak has been confirmed in the Thiruvananthapuram state which is in India’s southern Karala region. Fourteen people have been effected, of whom, 13 are health care workers, the 14th a 24 year old pregnant woman who has since given […]

World Immunization Week 2021

World Immunization Week, also known as European Immunisation Week is observed annually in the last week of April. World Immunization Weeks goal is to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most successful […]

What Bill Gates has to say about Covid-19 variants

This month marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic upended lives around the world. It’s been a long, difficult year, but now that more and more people are getting vaccinated against the virus, I’m starting to feel optimistic that the worst parts of the pandemic will soon be behind us. We still have a number […]

Countries pause their use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine

An increasing number of countries including Ireland, France, Germany, Norway, Italy, Iceland, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Denmark, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Austria have temporarily suspended their use of the AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccination. Last week authorities in Austria suspended one batch of doses. Italy banned the use of vaccines from a specific batch of AstraZeneca […]

The different types of COVID-19 vaccines

There are several potential vaccines currently being developed which are all designed to teach the body’s immune system to safely recognize and block the virus that causes COVID-19. Amongst those being developed are; Inactivated or weakened virus vaccines, which use a form of the virus that has been inactivated or weakened so it doesn’t cause […]

Good Covid-19 News for Europe.

The European Union’s drugs regulator has recommended conditionally approving Johnson & Johnson’s (Janssen) single dose Covid-19 vaccine. This European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval today clears the way for the European Commission to approve its use, possibly as soon as tomorrow. “With this latest positive opinion, authorities across the European Union will have another option to […]

Vaccine App

Use our free vaccine app to track your vaccinations, allergies, blood type and more. For more information visit https://app.my-vaccine.com/ Vaccinations Store your vaccinations and upload your inoculation booklet. You can record travel vaccinations, the coronavirus vaccination etc. Medical allergies Keep a record of any medical allergies that you’re aware of Food allergies Keep a record […]

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid -19 Vaccine approved for use in the USA

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended the first single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, for individuals 18 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). […]

COVID-19 Facts

FACT: Most people who get COVID-19 recover from it The majority of people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms and can recover thanks to supportive care. COVID-19  is caused by a virus. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. If you also. develop a bacterial infection as a complication, antibiotics may be recommended. It is important to be […]

Ebola Outbreaks

March 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requiring airlines to collect contact information for all passengers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo amid two separate Ebola outbreaks in the African countries. Link. Sequencing of samples suggests that cases are linked to cases in the area during the 2018–2020 outbreak […]

Latest Covonavirus vaccines

We’ve just added the latest Coronavirus vaccines to the list of vaccines in our free vaccine app. Convidicea AD5-nCOV EpiVacCorona Vector Institute BBV152 (Covaxin) Bharat Biotech CoviVac Novavax COVID-19 vaccine ZF2001 CureVac COVID-19 vaccine (CVnCoV) ZyCoV-D Cadila Healthcare Login or register for free on the vaccine app if you’ve received your Coronavirus vaccination.

Johnson & Johnson’s adenovirus vector based vaccine – a game changer?

Johnson & Johnson’s adenovirus vector-based vaccine, developed by its subsidiary Janssen Biotech Inc. reported 66% overall vaccine efficacy with a single dose after 28 days in a global Phase III trial with 43,783 participants. However, efficacies were different at different trial locations: 72% efficacy in the US, 66% in Latin America, and 57% in South […]

Travelling to the USA winter 2021?

Effective January 26, 2021 all airline passengers to the United States aged two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, passengers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. https://ie.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ […]

When will I receive my COVID-19 vaccination?

Use the Omni Calculator to check your place in the queue for your COVID-19 vaccination. This online tool will give an approximate date to when you may receive your vaccination. Who is the Omni Calculator? The Polish startup Omni specialises in custom built online calculators that attempt to solve real life problems in only a […]