Latest Immunizations News

Mississippi initiative proposal survives Capitol deadline

Jan. 31, 2023 20:58 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators have narrowed down the list of issues they will consider with two months remaining in their three-month session. Tuesday was the session's first major deadline, with House and Senate committees passing or killing general bills filed in their own...

How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends?

Jan. 31, 2023 16:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency three years ago changed the lives of millions of Americans by offering increased health care coverage, beefed-up food assistance and universal access to coronavirus vaccines and tests. Much of that is now...

Drugmaker Pfizer starts low with 2023 earnings forecast

Jan. 31, 2023 12:21 PM EST

Pfizer surprised Wall Street by predicting a bigger-than-expected sales drop this year for two key products: its COVID-19 vaccine and treatment. The drugmaker also released on Tuesday an earnings forecast that starts off below analyst expectations as Pfizer begins what company...

S. Dakota GOP leader: Senator accused of harassment

Jan. 27, 2023 19:40 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Senate Republican leader said Friday that a committee will investigate a suspended senator for allegedly harassing a legislative aide during an exchange over childhood vaccines and breastfeeding. Sen. Casey Crabtree, the Senate GOP leader, had...

FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan. 26, 2023 18:09 PM EST

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus. The Food and Drug Administration asked its scientific advisers Thursday to help...

S. Dakota Senate suspends lawmaker after vaccine exchange

Jan. 26, 2023 17:10 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Thursday suspended a Republican state senator in a rare move that stripped the lawmaker of all legislative power while keeping the allegations against her a secret. Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, who is among a group of right-wing Statehouse...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 26, 2023 01:47 AM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen. January 25, 2023. Editorial: Beware: Along with tax season comes scamming season It’s tax season again, which means a new crop of income tax scams will soon start circulating. Each year, thousands of unsuspecting people lose money and their...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 26, 2023 01:40 AM EST

Ashland Daily Independent. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Study could yield useful vaccine info To solve a problem, you must know the facts. Even though we sometimes poke fun at studies and research that seem to reveal the obvious, scientific study is the way to find...

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

Jan. 23, 2023 20:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to...

'Diamond' of pro-Trump commentary duo dies of heart disease

Jan. 23, 2023 17:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lynette Hardaway, a zealous supporter of former President Donald Trump whose death had prompted widespread speculation over its cause, died earlier this month of a heart condition, according to a death certificate obtained Monday by The Associated Press. Known...