Latest Childhood immunizations News

Over 129K WA kids ages 5–11 receive first COVID vaccine dose

Dec. 03, 2021 15:16 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 129,000 children ages 5 through 11 in Washington state have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine since eligibility expanded to include younger kids on Nov. 3, health officials said Thursday. “While...

70 Prince George’s children received expired vaccine doses

Dec. 03, 2021 10:46 AM EST

LARGO, Md. (AP) — Seventy children who were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Prince George’s County received expired doses due to a storage error, health officials say. The county health department said in a news release Thursday that the children, ages 5-11, don't face...

Variants, boosters turn rich-poor vaccine gap into chasm

Dec. 02, 2021 12:18 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines fairly already scaled back its pledge to the world's poor once. Now, to meet even that limited promise, COVAX would have to deliver more than a million doses every hour until the end of the year in some of the world's most...

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

Nov. 30, 2021 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington Tuesday to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot. Speaking to kids and parents at Kimball Elementary...

NY awards first round of vax scholarships for kids 5 to 11

Nov. 27, 2021 16:00 PM EST

ALBANY. N.Y. (AP) — Ten preteens from around New York have won the first round of state college scholarships for 5-to-11-year-olds who get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Saturday. The youths' names were drawn by lottery after their parents or...

Iowa hospital says some kids were given wrong vaccine dose

Nov. 26, 2021 07:25 AM EST

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa hospital says it is implementing procedures to ensure it doesn't repeat a mistake made last weekend, when more than 100 children were given the wrong dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. MercyOne said in a statement that the children under age 12...

EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

Nov. 25, 2021 07:30 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid a new wave of infections sweeping...

European Union authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 to 11

Nov. 25, 2021 06:56 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 to 11.

Flu vaccinations for North Dakota children continue to drop

Nov. 24, 2021 13:13 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say the rate of flu vaccinations for children continues to decline. The state Department of Health said Tuesday that 13,000 fewer dozes of influenza vaccine have been administered to children this fall compared to the...

Free COVID-19 vaccines available ahead of Bayou Classic

Nov. 24, 2021 13:04 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Health is partnering with the Bayou Classic and the National Medical Association to offer free COVID-19 vaccines at events ahead of the 48th annual football clash between Grambling State and Southern University. On...