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Going Viral: Episode 151

Going Viral: Episode 151

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Going Viral: A practical guide to the AZ vaccine, Pfizer vaccine and other recent developments in vaccines

 

 

In this episode:

 

– To date the adverse reaction rates to the Pfizer and AZ vaccines have been very low, efficacy is high especially after the second dose
– Long term safety data and use in some groups e.g pregnant women, the immunocompromised are lacking, we still don’t know about the impact on transmission
– Other vaccines such as Johnson and Johnson and Novavax will be arriving soon
– Intra nasal and oral formulations are being developed for future use
– Boosters can be engineered quite easily to deal with variants
– Social distancing, use of face masks and hand washing remains critically important

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

 

Guest: Dr Gary Grohmann, Virologist; Vaccine Manufacturing Expert; Former Director of Immunobiology and WHO ERL at the TGA, Office of Laboratories and Scientific Services

 

Total time: 45 mins

 

 

 

 

 

 

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