Latest Childhood immunizations News

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

May. 17, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. Everyone 12 and older already was supposed to get one booster dose for the best protection...

US authorizes COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11. Next step: CDC recommendation later this week.

May. 17, 2022 10:40 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US authorizes COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11. Next step: CDC recommendation later this week.

Chicago alt-weekly survives column clash, going nonprofit

May. 15, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Reader, the city's famed alt-weekly, is expected to become a nonprofit this month after the sale was nearly derailed over a co-owner's column opposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for children. The publication was on track to be sold to the new nonprofit...

WA childhood immunization rates decline during pandemic

May. 12, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new report shows routine childhood immunization rates have decreased during the pandemic, dropping by 13% in 2021 when compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to Washington state health officials. The Washington State Department of Health said Thursday...

Bill allowing preteen vaccines without parental OK advances

May. 05, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California measure that would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent, including against the coronavirus, cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday. If the proposal becomes law, California would allow the...

Pfizer hopes to submit little-kid vaccine data by early June

May. 03, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

Pfizer now hopes to tell U.S. regulators how well its COVID-19 vaccine works in the littlest kids by late May or early June. Pfizer is testing three extra-small doses of its vaccine in children under 5 after two shots didn't prove quite strong enough. Initial results had been...

FDA sets June meetings on COVID vaccines for youngest kids

Apr. 29, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday set tentative dates in June to publicly review COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest American children, typically the final step before authorizing the shots. The meeting announcement follows months of frustration from...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 29, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Unexplained hepatitis cases not...

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Apr. 28, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

Moderna is seeking to be the first to offer COVID-19 vaccine for the youngest American children, as it asked the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to clear low-dose shots for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Frustrated families are waiting impatiently for a chance to protect...

Moderna asks U.S. to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 6, which may make shots available by summer

Apr. 28, 2022 07:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moderna asks U.S. to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 6, which may make shots available by summer.