Latest Immunizations News

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 21, 2024. Editorial: Vaccine Mandates And Future Questions There is, quite likely, a conversation that will be looming in the South Dakota and Nebraska state capitols at some point, based on a disturbing trend being seen elsewhere. ...

West Virginia GOP Senate president, doctor who opposed drawing back vaccine laws ousted in election

May. 15, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va (AP) — West Virginia voters ousted the Republican state Senate president on Tuesday, as well as a doctor who drew fire for breaking with his party over school vaccination policy. They were among at least eight incumbent GOP legislators who lost in the state's...

Countries struggle to draft 'pandemic treaty' to avoid mistakes made during COVID

May. 10, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — After the coronavirus pandemic triggered once-unthinkable lockdowns, upended economies and killed millions, leaders at the World Health Organization and worldwide vowed to do better in the future. Years later, countries are still struggling to come up with an agreed-upon plan for...

1 lawmaker stops South Carolina health care consolidation bill that had overwhelming support

May. 09, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would have consolidated six South Carolina heath care agencies and was overwhelmingly passed by both chambers of the General Assembly died on the session's final day Thursday in a procedural move by a member angry he was mocked by his colleagues. ...

AstraZeneca pulls its COVID-19 vaccine from the European market

May. 08, 2024 20:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The pharma giant AstraZeneca has requested that the European authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine be pulled, according to the EU medicines regulator. In an update on the European Medicines Agency's website Wednesday, the regulator said that the approval for...

A doctor whose views on COVID-19 vaccinations drew complaints has her medical license reinstated

May. 07, 2024 11:49 AM EDT

An Ohio doctor who drew national attention when she told state legislators that COVID-19 vaccines made people magnetic has had her medical license reinstated after it was suspended for failing to cooperate with an investigation. The Ohio State Medical Board recently voted to restore...

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

Apr. 30, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen fatally shot a police officer assigned to protect polio workers in Pakistan’s northwest, an official said Tuesday. At least 10 police have died this year while on security duty for vaccination campaigns in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. ...

Venezuela broke its HPV vaccine promises, and there's barely any sex ed. Experts say it's a problem

Apr. 25, 2024 10:27 AM EDT

PUTUCUAL, Venezuela (AP) — Some of the 10 women and teenage girls who recently came to a medical clinic in eastern Venezuela for free contraceptives fidgeted a bit when a community health worker taught them how to use an IUD, condoms and birth control pills correctly. The health...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 23, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. April 17, 2024. Editorial: For everyone’s safety With measles cases rising, IDPH’s check of unvaccinated students is the right call The Illinois Department of Health is asking schools to check records and get in...

UN approves an updated cholera vaccine that could help fight a surge in cases

Apr. 18, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

The World Health Organization has approved a version of a widely used cholera vaccine that could help address a surge in cases that has depleted the global vaccine stockpile and left poorer countries scrambling to contain epidemics. WHO authorized the vaccine, made by EuBiologics,...