Latest Childhood immunizations News

GOP bill would prohibit requiring any vaccination in Ohio

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No employer, either public or private, could require employees to receive vaccinations under GOP legislation pending in the Ohio House. Also, workers could not be fired as a result of refusing. The measure before the Republican-controlled House...

Suspect taken after shots fired at N Carolina police station

Jun. 14, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A suspect was apprehended Monday after shots were fired at a North Carolina police substation, and the subsequent pursuit of a suspect sent children attending a nearby day camp scurrying for cover, authorities said. Winston-Salem police said...

VP Harris in South Carolina to push COVID vaccination drive

Jun. 14, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris visited South Carolina on Monday to kick off a nationwide push to vaccinate millions more Americans against the coronavirus as July 4 holiday celebrations loom. Harris spoke at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center at...

‘Space race’ level attack on future public health crises

Jun. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maureen Lichtveld’s nearly 40 years in environmental public health — from her home country of Suriname, to the U.S. government, to the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast and, finally, to Pittsburgh this year — has focused on a central principle: how to prepare...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order and its various amendments. ...

China's children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

Jun. 11, 2021 06:48 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling up their sleeves. Regulators took the first step last week by...

Germany starts rolling out a digital EU vaccination pass

Jun. 10, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent gets ready for the key summer travel season. The country's health minister said starting this week vaccination centers, doctors practices and...

Hong Kong opens vaccine drive to children aged 12 and older

Jun. 10, 2021 04:44 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will allow children age 12 and above to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine as it seeks to boost immunization rates in the city. Government officials said Thursday they will offer the vaccine to about 240,000 children from 12 to 15 years...

Free daycare latest virus vaccine perk offered in New Mexico

Jun. 09, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest child care providers are offering free daycare for parents who are getting a COVID-19 vaccine before July 4, state officials announced Wednesday. The child care offers covers dates of the vaccine appointments and in some...

The Latest: Melbourne's 4th pandemic lockdown to end Friday

Jun. 08, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city will emerge from its fourth pandemic lockdown Friday. But some restrictions will remain and the 5 million residents of Melbourne won’t be allowed to travel to regional centers in surrounding Victoria state. ...