Serbia starts vaccination with Chinese-made Sinopharm

Serbia launched on Tuesday a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign and became the first European country to use the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab. “It is the only way to return to normal life,” said Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar, the first who received the vaccine. “These are all very safe vaccines,” Loncar said…

German government defends slow vaccination campaign

Germany’s health minister on Wednesday defended the government’s decision to procure and approve vaccines against the coronavirus along with the rest of the European Union amid criticism that the rollout of shots in the country has been too slow. Noting that Germany depends on the free movement of goods and…

NFL urges teams to offer stadiums as vaccination centers

The National Football League is asking teams to use their stadiums as places people can go to get vaccinated for COVID-19, CBS News reported Wednesday. “We have encouraged clubs to contact their state and local health departments to offer stadiums and practice facilities, if practical, to serve as sites for…

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected measles vaccination rates?

One consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic is that more families are putting off their children’s preventive care visits, causing pediatric providers to worry about missed vaccines. In a recent study published in Pediatrics, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital evaluated changes in measles vaccination rates from before the pandemic to this…

Child vaccination levels falling short in large parts of Africa

A study by the University of Southampton shows that several low-and middle-income countries, especially in Africa, need more effective child vaccination strategies to eliminate the threat from vaccine-preventable diseases. Geographers from the University’s WorldPop group found diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination levels in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the…

Health experts call for vaccination against TBE

Number of TBE cases is increasing: Now get vaccinated The number of reported TBE cases in Germany has risen again. The disease is transmitted by ticks and can be fatal in extreme cases. However, against the infectious disease you can get vaccinated. Now is a good time. Number of TBE…

Measles in Germany: What you need to know currently

This article is continuously updated. Since then, schools and day-care centres in lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and several other German States intensified measles cases have become known, the debate around the issue of compulsory vaccination in Germany, for the umpteenth Time travel. He supported mandatory measles vaccinations in schools and day-care…