Latest Child and teen health News

Network ready to give COVID-19 shots to young Minnesotans

Oct. 27, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday the state has a strong network of health care providers and others who are ready to administer the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 once final federal recommendations are issued next week. A Food and...

Vietnam starts vaccinating kids in effort to reopen schools

Oct. 27, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam on Wednesday started to vaccinate children as part of an effort to reopen schools after more than half a year of closures due to COVID-19. About 1,500 teenagers between 16 and 17 years old in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam were among...

More than 75% of eligible Maine residents fully vaccinated

Oct. 27, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 75% of Maine's eligible population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. About 70% of the entire population is fully vaccinated, state data said Wednesday. That figure includes residents too young to get shots. Vaccinations for...

Half its original size, Biden's big plan in race to finish

Oct. 27, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half its original size, President Joe Biden's big domestic policy plan is being pulled apart and reconfigured as Democrats edge closer to satisfying their most reluctant colleagues and finishing what's now about a $1.75 trillion package. How to pay...

FDA panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Oct. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted...

Whitmer orders state to prep for vaccinating kids ages 5-11

Oct. 26, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday directed the state to ensure that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 will be quickly available if the federal government gives it the green light. Her directive came the same day an advisory...

COVID spread plummeting in North Carolina, state data shows

Oct. 26, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The spread of COVID-19 has dropped substantially in recent weeks, according to data released Tuesday by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. For the first time since mid-July, the state reported two consecutive days of new...

FDA advisers endorse Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

Oct. 26, 2021 16:22 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA advisers endorse Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

Maine health department to take new child protection steps

Oct. 26, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's health department said Tuesday it would make changes, including working more closely with hospitals and law enforcement agencies to improve child safety protection in the state. The announcement came a few days after Casey Family Services...

US details new international COVID-19 travel requirements

Oct. 26, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children under 18 and people from dozens of countries with a shortage of vaccines will be exempt from new rules that will require most travelers to the United States be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Biden administration announced. The government...