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US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

Jun. 28, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus. They also said they are providing more monkeypox vaccine, working to expand testing, and...

White House to resume its full tour schedule next month

Jun. 27, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public tours of the White House will return to a full operating schedule next month, after nearly a year and a half of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Free tours of the executive mansion were suspended when President Joe Biden took office, as...

Minnesotan contracts state's first case of monkeypox

Jun. 27, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say a Twin Cities adult has contracted the state's first presumed case of monkeypox, a disease that has emerged in more than 50 countries and 26 U.S. states. The state public health lab identified the infection, a case which has been...

Moderna COVID-19 shots now an option for older kids in US

Jun. 24, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There is now a second COVID-19 option for kids ages 6 to 17 in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced it is recommending Moderna shots as an option for school-age kids and teens. This group has been able to get shots made by...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 23, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Brunswick News. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Solutions needed to help teachers from burning out Community leaders and elected federal, state and local officials receive a raft of studies and reports during the course of a year. They are so numerous, in fact, that one...

Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine option for kids ages 6 to 17 Thursday. Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously to recommend Moderna shots as an option for school-age kids and adolescents. This group has...

US boosts monkeypox testing, 142 cases confirmed

Jun. 22, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is...

CDC panel recommends US seniors get souped-up flu vaccines

Jun. 22, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines because regular shots don't provide them enough protection, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday. The panel unanimously recommended certain flu vaccines that might offer more or longer protection for...

CDC touts vaccine for gay men for Florida meningitis surge

Jun. 22, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Health officials on Wednesday recommended that men in Florida who have sex with other men get a meningococcal vaccine following one of the worst outbreaks among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history of a bacteria that causes meningitis. The Centers for Disease...

Shots for tots: COVID vaccinations start for little US kids

Jun. 22, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Little Fletcher Pack woke up Monday morning and asked: “Is today vaccine day?” For the 3-year-old from Lexington, South Carolina, the answer was yes. The nation’s infants, toddlers and preschoolers are finally getting their chance at COVID-19 vaccination as the...