Latest Immunizations News

Macron and African leaders push for vaccines for Africa after COVID-19 exposed inequalities

Jun. 20, 2024 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron joined several African leaders on Thursday to kick off a planned $1 billion project to accelerate the rollout of vaccines in Africa, after the coronavirus pandemic exposed gaping inequalities in access to them. The launch of the African...

New York midwife pleads guilty to destroying 2,600 COVID-19 vaccines and issuing fraudulent cards

Jun. 17, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An upstate New York midwife pleaded guilty on Monday to federal fraud charges for her role in giving out thousands of COVID-19 immunization cards to people who never received the vaccine, prosecutors said. Kathleen Breault, 66, of Cambridge, admitted in Brooklyn...

Past COVID infections may help protect against certain colds. Could it lead to better vaccines?

Jun. 12, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

If you’ve been sick with COVID-19, you may have some protection against certain versions of the common cold. A new study suggests previous COVID-19 infections lower the risk of getting colds caused by milder coronavirus cousins, which could provide a key to broader COVID-19...

FDA advisers urge targeting JN.1 strain in recipe for fall's COVID vaccines

Jun. 05, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government advisers Wednesday said it’s time to update the recipe for the COVID-19 vaccines Americans will receive in the fall -- targeting a version of the ever-evolving coronavirus called JN.1. While COVID-19 cases currently are low, more surges are inevitable...

IRS sues Ohio doctor whose views on COVID-19 vaccinations drew complaints

Jun. 03, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio doctor who drew national attention when she claimed COVID-19 vaccines made people magnetic is being sued by the federal government over claims she hasn't paid nearly $650,000 in federal taxes and late fees. The lawsuit, filed last month in federal court in...

Gunmen kill a police officer assigned to protect polio workers in Pakistan’s northwest

Jun. 03, 2024 05:13 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen fatally shot a police officer assigned to protect polio workers in Pakistan’s northwest, an official said Monday. At least 11 police have died this year while on security duty for vaccination campaigns in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. ...

Scientists are testing mRNA vaccines to protect cows and people against bird flu

May. 31, 2024 12:55 PM EDT

The bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows is prompting development of new, next-generation mRNA vaccines — akin to COVID-19 shots — that are being tested in both animals and people. Next month, the U.S. Agriculture Department is to begin testing a vaccine developed by University...

South Sudan receives its first batch of a new vaccine for malaria from the WHO

May. 31, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan got its first batch of a new malaria vaccine on Friday from the U.N. health agency, an important step in efforts to battle a disease that is the biggest killer of children in this African country. The more than 645,000 doses of the R21 malaria...

Guillain-Barre syndrome 'more common than expected' with RSV vaccine in older people, CDC reiterates

May. 30, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reports of a rare nervous system disorder were “more common than expected” in older U.S. adults who got the new RSV vaccines, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday that's similar to what the organization said earlier this year. ...

Germany scraps a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for military servicepeople

May. 29, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has scrapped a requirement for its military servicepeople to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a mandate that had been in place since late 2021, the government said Wednesday. People serving with the German military, the Bundeswehr, are required to get...