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Better COVID vaccines are on the way. What do they do? And what technology might we see in future?

Image: Unsplash Regulators in Australia and the United States last week approved Omicron-specific boosters, following approval in the United Kingdom in mid-August. In Australia, a Moderna Omicron booster has been provisionally approved...

Flu, COVID and flurona: what we can and can’t expect this winter

Image: Shutterstock When it comes to respiratory viruses, COVID has been our greatest concern over the past two winters. So you might feel some aspects...

Do I or my child need a Japanese encephalitis vaccine?

Image: Shutterstock This week we heard two Australians have died from the mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus. The virus has now been detected in four states. Authorities are concerned...

Why has my child’s vaccination been cancelled? We’re reliant on overseas supply and a complex logistics network

Image: Shutterstock Reports of GPs cancelling or postponing COVID vaccine appointments for 5-11 year olds are piling up, with desperate parents expressing anger and fear about how...

New facility to be built in Victoria to produce mRNA vaccines

Image: Jeremy Piper/AAP A vaccine manufacturing facility will be built in Victoria to produce mRNA vaccines for future possible pandemics under an in-principle agreement between...

Nose sprays, needle-free patches, durable immunity: towards the next generation of COVID vaccines

  Image: John Cairns, University of Oxford via AP The past 20 months has seen an explosion of vaccine development, with COVID vaccine testing and...