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Latest news: COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca admits COVID vaccine can cause ‘life-threatening’ blood clots

For the first time, AstraZeneca has admitted that its COVID vaccine can cause a deadly blood clot side effect known as Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS).

COVID-19 vaccine mandates for NSW health workers set to be dropped

NSW health workers might no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the minister responsible declares people need to "get back on with life".

Australians abandon failed mRNA Covid shots

After climbing the world leaderboard during the initial Covid vaccine rollout to achieve over 95% vaccination coverage,¹ Australians have turned their back on boosters, with the vast majority now ‘under-vaccinated’.

Covid vaccine injury compensation win, but youth worker still has ‘heart of a 90-year-old’

An Adelaide youth worker who was “disabled” by pericarditis after getting a Covid booster shot under a workplace mandate made headlines this week after the South Australian Employment Tribunal ruled that he is to receive income support and payment of medical expenses for his injury.

Landmark Covid vaccine injury win

The Department of Child Protection (DCP) must pay compensation and medical expenses to a youth worker who developed pericarditis after getting a Covid booster under a workplace vaccination directive, the South Australian Employment Tribunal has ruled.

Florida Surgeon General calls to halt use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, sparking debate

On January 3, 2024, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo called for a halt in the use of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines after US health agencies failed to adequately address his concerns about DNA contamination in the products.

Pharmacovigilance gone to the dogs

Last week, an animal vaccine was voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer following eight reports of adverse events and one death in vaccinated dogs.

Queensland hospitals vaccine mandate to be scrapped

Healthcare workers without the COVID-19 vaccination will return to Queensland hospitals as the government begins consultation to scrap a pandemic-enforced rule.

US to end COVID-19 vaccine requirements for foreigners

International travellers to the US will no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the government ends its coronavirus public health emergency.

AstraZeneca no longer an approved COVID-19 vaccine

The Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) is no longer an approved COVID-19 vaccine, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care announced last month.

Novak Djokovic still banned from US, withdraws from Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the upcoming ATP event at Indian Wells after losing his bid to enter the US unvaccinated to play in California.

NSW premier calls for end of COVID vaccine mandates, says they have no impact on transmission

The premier of NSW says there is no evidence vaccines currently have any impact on COVID-19 transmission, and has called for the end of broad vaccine mandates.

Doctors’ association concerned about COVID-19 vaccines, wants debate

The fifth COVID booster shot became available this week – but some doctors are sceptical of the COVID-19 vaccine, and urge caution.

Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech over COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna is suing Pfizer and BioNTech, accusing its main competitors of copying Moderna's technology in order to make their own vaccine.

Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic has confirmed his US Open hopes are over after revealing he won't be able to travel to New York for the season's last grand slam.

Unvaccinated Queensland teachers to have pay reduced

The Queensland government will reportedly cut the pay of 900 of 54,000 public schoolteachers and education staff for failing to get a COVID-19 vaccine.