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Adult vaccine recommendations beyond flu, COVID — catch up

The article stresses the importance of keeping up-to-date with adult vaccines beyond just flu and COVID-19 shots. It details CDC recommendations for vaccines against RSV, shingles, pneumococcal disease, MMR, and Tdap. Ignoring these can leave adults vulnerable to serious diseases. Vaccination helps prevent disease outbreaks and potentially save lives.

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Debunking RFK Jr and Hooker’s book “Vax-Unvax” – Part 10, COVID vaccine

Dr. Frank Han, in his series debunking “Vax-Unvax: Let the Science Speak,” addresses several misconceptions about the COVID vaccine by authors Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brian Hooker. He critiques their claims on topics like Bell’s Palsy, myocarditis, blood clots, shingles, tinnitus, and adverse pregnancy outcomes, emphasizing the misrepresentation of data and lack of context. Dr. Han advocates for scientific literacy to better understand vaccine safety.

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Large study finds no link between COVID vaccine and shingles

I didn’t know it was a thing, but I guess some people claimed that there was a link between a COVID-19 vaccine and shingles. But in the name of science, researchers published a study that refuted the link between the COVID-19 vaccine and shingles.

I’m glad it’s not linked, even though I never thought it was. So, as I always do, let’s review the study and see what it says.

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Monkeypox myths — debunking anti-vaccine claims about the virus

Within nanoseconds of monkeypox hitting the news, the anti-vaccine activists were pushing myths in force employing their unique brand of conspiracy theories and bad science. Like they did with COVID-19 vaccines, the anti-vaxxers have jumped on monkeypox with all kinds of crackpot ideas and myths that deserve debunking.

As is my policy, I’m not going to point you to any of the crazy websites with these monkeypox myths — I’m not going to send them any traffic. I’m sure I’m missing some good ones, but here’s what I’ve seen.

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Vaccine safety – a huge systematic review says they don’t cause autism

Not that most of us need to be convinced, but there’s another huge systematic review that examined vaccine safety. Unsurprisingly, it shows that there are no major safety signals post-vaccination, plus no vaccine is linked to autism.

It’s ironic that this study is a high-quality systematic review and meta-analysis, the top of the hierarchy of biomedical research, while anti-vaxxers rely upon retracted articles published in predatory journals.

So, I want to do a quick review of this new article so that we can continue to support the settled science of vaccine safety.

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