Latest Immunizations News

Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine

Sep. 13, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Health authorities in Kenya on Friday started administering doses of the world's only licensed malaria vaccine to young children in rural areas facing high transmission rates. Kenya became the third African country to introduce the vaccine, after Malawi and Ghana. The aim is to reach...

California governor signs vaccine bills he demanded

Sep. 10, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations. The Democratic governor quietly acted less than an hour after lawmakers sent him changes he demanded as a condition of approving...

The Latest: California governor signs vaccine bills

Sep. 9, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on vaccine legislation (all times local): 5:20 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed bills to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for children's vaccinations. The Democratic governor acted less than an hour after lawmakers on Monday sent...

California governor signs bills cracking down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for child vaccinations

Sep. 9, 2019 8:21 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs bills cracking down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for child vaccinations.

California lawmaker, governor reach deal on vaccine bill

Sep. 6, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The author of a hot-button California bill limiting medical exemptions for vaccinations on Friday accepted Gov. Gavin Newsom's last-minute demand for additional changes, setting up a final series of votes before lawmakers adjourn for the year next week. Democratic state Sen....

The Latest: UK Lords pass law to block no-deal Oct 31 Brexit

Sep. 6, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Britain's House of Lords has approved a bill designed to prevent the country leaving the European Union next month without a divorce agreement. Parliament's unelected upper chamber voted Friday for the bill, which has already been passed by...

Newsom's California vaccine bill changes surprise backers

Sep. 4, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Medical groups and a lawmaker behind California legislation to crack down on vaccine exemptions said Wednesday they were surprised by Gov. Gavin Newsom's last-minute call for changes to the bill, a move that inserted fresh uncertainty into one of the year's most contentious...

California advances crackdown on bogus vaccine exemptions

Sep. 3, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's state Assembly approved legislation Tuesday designed to crack down on doctors who sell fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations. But Gov. Gavin Newsom's office said immediately after the vote that he will seek additional amendments affecting one of this...

NYC health officials say measles outbreak has ended

Sep. 3, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City is over, meaning an emergency order mandating vaccines will be lifted, health officials said Tuesday. The officials said two incubation periods since the last reported cases have passed without any new...

California lawmakers eye bills on vaccines, guns, housing

Sep. 2, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers have just two weeks remaining in their session to sort through hundreds of bills, some addressing volatile topics such as vaccinating children and shootings by police. The session that began in January will end Sept. 13 after lawmakers pile bills on the...