All posts by Nicholas Wood

Previous COVID infection may not protect you from the new subvariant wave. Are you due for a booster?

Previous COVID infection may not protect you from the new subvariant wave. Are you due for a booster?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. COVID cases in Australia appear to be on the increase, most likely due to community transmission of the Omicron variant XBB. Meanwhile, a second Omicron variant – BQ.1 – is now being recorded in Australia. Australia’s Chief Health…

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More than 100 Australian kids have had multisystem inflammatory syndrome after COVID. What should parents watch for?

More than 100 Australian kids have had multisystem inflammatory syndrome after COVID. What should parents watch for?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. One of the rare complications of COVID in children is an inflammatory illness called paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS-TS) that occurs in the weeks following the time of infection with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the disease). It’s…

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The Moderna vaccine is now available for 6 to 11 year olds. Here’s what parents need to know

The Moderna vaccine is now available for 6 to 11 year olds. Here’s what parents need to know

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Australian children aged six to 11 years old will be able to get the Moderna COVID vaccine at pharmacies, GP clinics and vaccination hubs from tomorrow. This follows the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s provisional approval and today’s ATAGI (Australian…

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