Moderna launches clinical trial for HIV vaccine that uses mRNA technology

Moderna launches clinical trial for HIV vaccine that uses mRNA technology

(WASHINGTON) -- Moderna announced Thursday that it's launched early-stage clinical trials of an HIV mRNA vaccine. The biotechnology company has teamed up with the nonprofit ‚Äč‚ÄčInternational AIDS Vaccine Initiative to develop the shot, which uses the same technology as Moderna's successful COVID-19 vaccine. The first participants in the Phase I…
California bill would allow kids 12 and up to get vaccines without parents

California bill would allow kids 12 and up to get vaccines without parents

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A new bill in California would allow children to get vaccinated against diseases including COVID-19 without their parents' consent. Currently, kids in the state between ages 12 and 17 must receive permission from a parent or a guardian to get a vaccine, unless it is to prevent…
Scientists monitoring new omicron subvariant BA.2

Scientists monitoring new omicron subvariant BA.2

(GENEVA) -- Even as the omicron COVID-19 variant continues to sweep the globe, scientists are now monitoring a new mutation of omicron, dubbed BA.2. The World Health Organization maintains that BA.2 is not a "variant of concern," meaning there is no current evidence to suggest this new subvariant will worsen…
COVID-19 vaccines do not affect fertility for women or men, study finds

COVID-19 vaccines do not affect fertility for women or men, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- A new study adds to the growing evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are safe for both pregnant people and people hoping to become pregnant. The study, which looked at more than 2,000 couples in the United States and Canada, found "no adverse association" between getting vaccinated against COVID-19…