Latest Childhood immunizations News

Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked

Sep. 27, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades, had a role in allergies and asthma in children. A new federally funded study has found a possible link, but experts say the research has important shortcomings and...

Secret vaccinations help Zimbabwe mothers protect children

Sep. 22, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Dozens of women holding babies rushed to take their places on wooden benches at a clinic in Zimbabwe while a nurse took a separate group of anxious mothers and their children through a back door and into another room. The nurse quickly closed the door behind them. ...

WHO launches drive to fight bacterial meningitis in Africa

Sep. 08, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The World Health Organization on Thursday said it is launching a $1.5 billion campaign, hopefully including a new vaccine, to eliminate outbreaks of bacterial meningitis across Africa by 2030. Meningitis vaccinations for more than 50 million children in...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 06, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Jeffersonville News and Tribune. September 3, 2022. Editorial: Hoosier immunization rates for children concerning The politicization of COVID-19 has caused too many to question vaccinations, but does anyone really doubt the seriousness of diseases such as polio,...

Zimbabwe says measles outbreak has killed 700 children

Sep. 05, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The death toll from a measles outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to almost 700 children, the country’s health ministry has said. Some are calling for the enactment of legislation to make vaccination mandatory in a country where anti-modern medicine religious...

White House: How about a COVID-19 boost with that flu shot?

Sep. 01, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration hopes to make getting a COVID-19 booster as routine as going in for the yearly flu shot. That’s at the heart of its campaign to sell the newly authorized shot to an American public that has widely rejected COVID-19 boosters since they...

California won't expand teen vaccines without parental OK

Aug. 31, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won't allow teens age 15 and up to be vaccinated against the coronavirus without their parents' consent. State Sen. Scott Wiener, the bill's author, announced Wednesday he won't put the measure up for a vote in the state Assembly because it...

Pfizer COVID shots appear 73% effective in children under 5

Aug. 23, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was 73% effective in protecting children younger than 5 as omicron spread in the spring, the company announced Tuesday. Vaccinations for babies, toddlers and preschoolers opened in the U.S. in June after months of delay. Only about 6% of youngsters ages 6...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 22, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 21, 2022. Editorial: Mounting threats to elections workers should concern us all Imagine going to work every day to protect American democracy and the cherished right to vote, and being threatened with violence and death just because...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 22, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 21, 2022. Editorial: Mounting threats to elections workers should concern us all Imagine going to work every day to protect American democracy and the cherished right to vote, and being threatened with violence and death just because...