Waterbury Black church leaders, Yale team up to dispel myths about COVID vaccine for communities of color, seniors
In Waterbury, an aggressive effort to take the COVID-19 vaccine to hard-to-reach communities embarked on another chapter Friday. This time, one of the city’s most popular Black churches engaged in something unique to shatter some vaccine myths.Source: WTNH
Yale Cancer Center Partners in Fight to Help Eliminate HPV-related Cancers
Yale Cancer Center joins the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) and its partner organizations to endorse a Call to Action for our nation to work together toward the elimination of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers.
A Zika Vaccine Could Virtually Eliminate Prenatal Infections
A Zika vaccine could have a substantial effect on mitigating and preventing future Zika virus outbreaks. Through a combination of direct protection and indirect reduction of transmissions, virtual elimination is achievable, even with imperfect vaccine efficacy and coverage, a new Yale School of Public Health study finds.
Opportunities to vaccinate young women against HPV missed at alarming rate
en aged 18-26 who were eligible to receive Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine have missed at least one opportunity to receive the vaccine during a visit to an obstetrics and gynecology clinic, Yale researchers report. This study also confirms previous research showing racial disparities in vaccination for HPV: Women who identify as black are 61% more likely have had a missed opportunity than women who identify as white. These findings are published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. HPV is a well-known cause of pre-cancerous cervical lesions, which, if untreated, could develop into cervical cancer. Immunization against HPV has been shown to be safe and effective in preventing these pre-cancerous lesions. The two-dose HPV vaccine is recommended for administration to It is recommended that girls ages 11-12 receive the two-dose HPV vaccine, and that those through age 26 receive the three-dose vaccination for “catch-up.”
Precancerous Lesions Associated with HPV Dropping in Connecticut, YSPH Study Finds
The vaccine for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is proving to have significant population-level effects in Connecticut, with rates of precancerous lesions caused by HPV down drastically among young women, a new Yale School of Public Health study finds.
A Global Syringe Shortage Could Derail Biden’s Push to Vaccinate the World
On the morning of August 26, roughly two dozen global-health advocates logged on to a Zoom call with members of the White House COVID-19 task force to sort through a number of issues that could impede the rollout of vaccines donated to the developing world.Source: Vanity Fair
Building ventilation just as important as vaccination, masking: experts
While vaccines and masking continue to be important to stopping the spread of COVID-19, experts say proper ventilation and filtration are also key and companies need to take them into account as they continue to develop back-to-work plans.Source: CBC
Global health advocates bring pile of bones to Biden chief of staff, Moderna CEO
WASHINGTON (SBG) — Activists gathered outside the homes of the White House chief of staff and the CEO of Moderna to demand the Biden administration and private drug companies do more to address the global vaccine shortage.Source: KATV
Biden Promised to Follow the Science. But Sometimes, He Gets Ahead of the Experts.
WASHINGTON — As he announced on Friday that booster shots would be available to some Americans, President Biden made a prediction: His administration was likely to soon provide third doses of the vaccine “across the board” to anyone who wanted one.Source: The New York Times
Fully Vaccinated Is Suddenly a Much Less Useful Phrase
The definition of full vaccination against COVID-19 has, since the winter, been somewhat difficult to nail down. It takes one dose of Johnson & Johnson, but two doses of an mRNA vaccine. The CDC counts you as fully vaccinated as soon as you get your last shot, but tells you that you won’t be fully vaccinated until two weeks after that. People have a hard time knowing exactly when it might be safe for them to venture into restaurants, wedding venues, or mask-free offices.Source: The Atlantic
Israeli Study Finds Third Shot Provides Significant Boost in Covid-19 Immunity
When it comes to Covid-19 vaccinations, it appears the third time is a charm. A new Israeli study finds that people who get a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have a significantly lower risk of infection from the coronavirus, including the more dangerous Delta variant.Source: Smithsonian Magazine