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Vaccines designed to produce a strong T cell response may help protect against current and future SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Approximately 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older who completed their initial vaccination round still have not received a first booster shot.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network encourages second mRNA booster shot and offers COVID PrEP advice for people with cancer.
CoVac-1 induced T-cell responses in about 90% of immunocompromised people with impaired B-cell function.
The quick spread of the BA.2 subvariant is likely due to its greater infectiousness rather than its ability to evade the immune system.
NIAID is preparing for the possibility of future variants evading protection against currently available COVID-19 vaccines.
The benefits of achieving herd immunity thresholds have been less successful with respiratory viruses that continually mutate.
Immunocompromised people ages 12 and older are also eligible for an additional shot.
Protecting the immunocompromised is not only a matter of health equity, it’s critical to ending the pandemic.
Researchers showed that B cells evolve after COVID-19 vaccination to help improve protection against SARS-CoV-2 over time.
The CDC’s move triggered mixed feelings from the public and laid bare a split within the health care community.
Transplant recipients, people with advanced HIV and certain people with cancer or autoimmune diseases can get an additional vaccine dose.
Boosters reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by about 80% for people with HIV, cancer, autoimmune conditions or organ transplants.
Are we fully vaccinated, even with a booster, or should we get a third shot to catch up with those who got Pfizer or Moderna?
Organ transplant recipients take immunosuppressive drugs that impair immune response to pathogens and vaccines.
People with moderate to severe immune suppression are eligible for a fourth COVID vaccine dose.
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