Tag: Vaccine

Global

World’s first Malaria vaccine approved

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the use of the world’s first malaria vaccine, with 800,000 children having already received one dose. Four doses are necessary to be effective, as children are considered most at risk due to lower levels of immunity to the virus, the doses are given one month apart at the…

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Should children get the vaccine?

In recent weeks, Covid vaccinations have started to roll out for under-16s. However, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding people asking whether children should be eligible for it. Some people say they shouldn’t be offered it, whereas others are saying they should. When they are young, children are given vaccines to protect them…

Sport

Burst Bubble – a Covid Opportunity

Covid-19 has turned the world upside down. This has been no different in sport around the world where every sportsperson has felt some impact, whether that be interruption of entire seasons, being forced to isolate from a game, or having to remember Covid protocols. No case of Covid chaos was more disruptive than the entire…

Science

How do the coronavirus vaccines work?

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19 there has been an urgent search for a potential vaccine. Many classic, well-understood vaccines work by injecting a dead or weakened form of the target virus into the body. This helps the patient build immunity by triggering the immune system response, aiding the body for future recognition and response…

Science

Measles vaccine uptake hits new low

In the UK, the number of children unvaccinated against Measles is rising, adding to the 170 million cases globally. Around 95 percent of the population needs to be vaccinated for herd immunity to take effect – this is when people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are naturally protected by others who have been…

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