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Oxford, AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine's strong response in older adults confirmed in review

Older adults responded favorably to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, according to Phase II peer-reviewed results reported in The Lancet.

Pfizer says vaccine is 95% effective in final data, will seek authorization

Pfizer and BioNTech reported Wednesday their experimental COVID-19 vaccine was 95% effective in the final results of a key study. According to the companies, Pfizer intends to seek FDA authorization for the vaccine within days.

Amid concerns about declining childhood vaccination rates, measles surges globally

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic drowned out every other public health issue, global measles cases reached a 23-year high, according a new World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC publication released on November 13. In 2019, there were a reported 869,770 measles cases leading to 207,500 deaths. The death rate was 50% higher than it was in 2016. Now, amid a worldwide coronavirus-related decline in childhood vaccinations, the agencies warn that global immunization partners must act quickly to reverse the trend. 

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine found to be nearly 95% effective in a preliminary analysis

Moderna's candidate coronavirus vaccine is nearly 95% effective at preventing illness, including severe cases, according to a preliminary analysis released Monday. The vaccine, co-developed with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH, is being studied in 30,000 volunteers.

New resource explores ways pharmacists lead smoking cessation efforts

Medical Arts Pharmacy in Fayetteville, AR, is the only local provider in the area offering smoking cessation counseling and support to patients.