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People with HIV with suppressed viral load and higher CD4 counts unlikely to need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Multiple chronic conditions, older age or the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine might increase the need for a third dose People with HIV with well-controlled viral load on antiretroviral treatment have similar levels of antibodies to HIV-negative people after two doses of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and in most cases will not need a third dose, Canadian researchers report.… Read More »

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

“The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural clinical director and a leader of viral research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an NIH division. “Everyone’s hopes are on a vaccine, and if you have a major complication the whole thing could get derailed.” A great deal… Read More »

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations, study finds A new study looked at two hypothetical scenarios: one in which no COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the U.S. and one in which half as many were given If only half as many doses had been administered, there would have… Read More »