Latest Childhood immunizations News

Vaccine given to teen prompts changes at Anchorage clinics

Apr. 15, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coronavirus vaccine dose mistakenly administered to an underage person at an Anchorage clinic has prompted a site review and altered some practices for the healthcare company tasked with operating the facilities, according to state health officials. ...

Michigan childhood vaccination rates drop during pandemic

Apr. 12, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials on Monday urged Michigan parents to make sure their children are caught up with non-COVID-19 vaccinations, which have slipped below a 70% rate during the coronavirus pandemic. Among the reasons that parents gave for not keeping...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Measles confirmed in case of unvaccinated Connecticut child

Apr. 09, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut child who was not vaccinated for measles has contracted the highly contagious disease, according to the state Department of Public Health, which urged residents on Friday to make sure their children receive the vaccine. The...

Afghans work to stem polio rise amid violence, pandemic

Apr. 08, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is trying to inoculate millions of children against polio after pandemic lockdowns stalled the effort to eradicate the crippling disease. But the recent killing of three vaccinators points to the dangers facing the campaign as turmoil grows in the...

Expanded vaccine eligibility begins in New Mexico

Apr. 05, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All New Mexicans age 16 or older who wish to be vaccinated against the coronavirus now have a chance to receive their shots, as Monday marked the start of expanded eligibility under the state Department of Health’s distribution plan. The...

Panel advances bills ending religious exemption for vaccines

Mar. 31, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

A key Connecticut legislative committee on Wednesday advanced retooled legislation that scraps a long-standing state religious exemption that many parents have been using over the past decade to avoid having their children vaccinated, while still enabling them to attend public school. ...

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens

Mar. 31, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. Most COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out worldwide are for...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine protects kids as young as 12, which could open door for expanded use in children by fall

Mar. 31, 2021 06:58 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine protects kids as young as 12, which could open door for expanded use in children by fall.

Vermont urging vaccination, care as virus continues spread

Mar. 30, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

Vermont officials are urging the state's residents who are eligible to get vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19, but they are also asking people to keep up with the measures designed to slow the spread of the virus. The Tuesday call came as Vermont continues...