Latest Childhood immunizations News

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

Oct. 22, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters. ...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective at protecting kids from infection, ahead of public review

Oct. 22, 2021 07:54 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective at protecting kids from infection, ahead of public review.

Health official: Arizona poised to give COVID shots to kids

Oct. 21, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

The state's top public health official says preparations are underway to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 if the federal government authorizes a lower-dose Pfizer vaccine in early November. Don Herrington, acting director of the state Department of...

California officials prepare to vaccinate children age 5-11

Oct. 21, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health departments across California are gearing up to administer coronavirus vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 in the coming weeks and officials say they are planning "family-friendly" events — including at schools — to persuade parents and guardians to get...

South Dakota ready to inoculate state's young people

Oct. 21, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health officials in South Dakota say they're prepared to handle the vaccination of the state's young people as federal regulators weigh the safety and effectiveness of giving COVID-19 shots to children ages 5 to 11. The White House detailed...

Barrington joins school districts requiring teacher vaccines

Oct. 21, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Another Rhode Island school district is requiring teachers and staff to get coronavirus vaccinations or face unpaid leave and possible termination. Employees of Barrington's schools have until Nov. 1 to get vaccinated, Superintendent Michael...

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

Oct. 20, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for elementary school...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 20, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Voters should pick Democrat Sharief in U.S. 20 primary to succeed Hastings Democratic Primary: Barbara Sharief The voters in Florida’s 20th congressional district can take solace in...

South Africa starts vaccinations for those aged 12 to 17

Oct. 20, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has started giving COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years, with a goal of inoculating at least 6 million people from this age group. The country is trying to increase its rate of vaccinations which is running...

White House details plan for 28M children to get COVID-19 vaccine in pharmacies, doctors' offices, as soon as next month

Oct. 20, 2021 08:18 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House details plan for 28M children to get COVID-19 vaccine in pharmacies, doctors' offices, as soon as next month.