Latest Childhood immunizations News

Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for kids under 5

Dec. 05, 2022 10:50 AM EST

Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 — not as a booster but part of their initial shots. Children ages 6 months through 4 years already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the original Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 01, 2022 15:21 PM EST

Valdosta Daily Times. November 29, 2022. Editorial: Not too late for flu shot It is not too late to get a flu shot. The stress on the health care system by a very active flu season, persistent COVID-19 and an increase in RSV patients is palpable but the...

Teen arrested after allegedly firing shots on ASU's campus

Dec. 01, 2022 10:45 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager was arrested early Thursday after allegedly firing shots on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, authorities said. Campus police said the 17-year-old boy was taken into custody and no injuries were reported. The teen’s name...

Polio is back in Indonesia, sparking vaccination campaign

Nov. 28, 2022 08:55 AM EST

PIDIE, Indonesia (AP) — Children in school uniforms and toddlers with their parents lined up Monday for polio vaccinations in the Sigli town square on the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, after four children were found infected with the highly contagious disease that was declared...

WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose

Nov. 23, 2022 13:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, resulting in a record high of nearly 40 million children missing a vaccine dose last year. In...

Indian Health Service steps up COVID, other vaccine push

Nov. 17, 2022 15:52 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Indian Health Service announced Thursday that all tribal members covered by the federal agency will be offered a vaccine at every appointment when appropriate, under a new vaccine strategy. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, American Indians and Alaska Natives...

New Mexico urges flu, COVID immunization for children

Nov. 16, 2022 13:28 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials are encouraging the immunization of children against flu and COVID-19 without making changes to its list of other vaccines required for school entry in the fall of 2023. The New Mexico Department of Health announced Wednesday its school...