Latest Immunizations News

South Dakota Senate censures, reinstates suspended lawmaker

Feb. 01, 2023 18:40 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Wednesday censured and reinstated a Republican senator who was suspended last week amid allegations she harassed a legislative aide by telling the aide that she had harmed her child by getting him vaccinated. The Republican-controlled...

Georgia lawmakers could bar COVID-19 vaccine rules for good

Feb. 01, 2023 18:35 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia senators want to permanently block schools and most state and local government agencies from requiring people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In 2022, lawmakers put a one-year ban into law, part of a broad conservative nationwide backlash against...

Mississippi initiative proposal survives Capitol deadline

Jan. 31, 2023 20:58 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators have narrowed down the list of issues they will consider with two months remaining in their three-month session. Tuesday was the session's first major deadline, with House and Senate committees passing or killing general bills filed in their own...

How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends?

Jan. 31, 2023 16:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency three years ago changed the lives of millions of Americans by offering increased health care coverage, beefed-up food assistance and universal access to coronavirus vaccines and tests. Much of that is now...

Drugmaker Pfizer starts low with 2023 earnings forecast

Jan. 31, 2023 12:21 PM EST

Pfizer surprised Wall Street by predicting a bigger-than-expected sales drop this year for two key products: its COVID-19 vaccine and treatment. The drugmaker also released on Tuesday an earnings forecast that starts off below analyst expectations as Pfizer begins what company...

S. Dakota GOP leader: Senator accused of harassment

Jan. 27, 2023 19:40 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Senate Republican leader said Friday that a committee will investigate a suspended senator for allegedly harassing a legislative aide during an exchange over childhood vaccines and breastfeeding. Sen. Casey Crabtree, the Senate GOP leader, had...

FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan. 26, 2023 18:09 PM EST

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus. The Food and Drug Administration asked its scientific advisers Thursday to help...

S. Dakota Senate suspends lawmaker after vaccine exchange

Jan. 26, 2023 17:10 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Thursday suspended a Republican state senator in a rare move that stripped the lawmaker of all legislative power while keeping the allegations against her a secret. Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, who is among a group of right-wing Statehouse...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 26, 2023 01:47 AM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen. January 25, 2023. Editorial: Beware: Along with tax season comes scamming season It’s tax season again, which means a new crop of income tax scams will soon start circulating. Each year, thousands of unsuspecting people lose money and their...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 26, 2023 01:40 AM EST

Ashland Daily Independent. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Study could yield useful vaccine info To solve a problem, you must know the facts. Even though we sometimes poke fun at studies and research that seem to reveal the obvious, scientific study is the way to find...