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The Vaccine Refusal and Vaccine Hesitancy Conundrum
The advent of vaccines to prevent childhood illnesses is undeniably regarded as a success of modern medicine. Despite recommended schedules and vaccination laws, however, outbreaks of one or more vaccine-preventable childhood illnesses occur annually. It seems simple. If vaccines can prevent serious illness, why don’t people get vaccinated? While the mythology surrounding vaccines may play a role in lower immunization rates, there are other reasons for vaccination refusal and hesitancy. More

Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine for COVID-19
On February 27, 2021 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, Ad26.COV2.S. This is welcome news, as many states across the country are reporting shortages of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was shown to be 85% effective in preventing severe COVID-19, 28 days after vaccination. More

FDA Authorization of the Moderna Vaccine for COVID-19
On December 18, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273 (the “vaccine”). Moderna’s mRNA-1273 joins Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-BNT162b2, which was granted EUA on December 11, 2020. Both vaccines were developed by a genetic technology called synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA). More

FDA Authorization of the Pfizer Vaccine for COVID-19
On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for BNT162b2 (the “vaccine”), a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. While the safety and effectiveness of this vaccine is still being evaluated, it has been shown to be 95% effective in clinical trials that have been conducted to date. This vaccine was developed by a genetic technology called synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA). More

 

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