Latest Childhood immunizations News

Thai campaign to vaccinate schoolchildren makes progress

Sep. 21, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Health officials in the Thai capital made headway Tuesday in their effort to vaccinate children against the coronavirus, giving shots of the Pfizer vaccine to students aged 12 to 18 with underlying diseases. Vaccinations for that age bracket were first...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Sep. 20, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is...

Vermont urged to extend emergency motel housing for homeless

Sep. 20, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

As hundreds of homeless Vermonters are expected to lose access to motel rooms paid for by the state during the pandemic, advocates urged officials on Monday to extend the benefit even longer. In July, the state extended the hotel voucher program 84 days for families with...

NJ day care workers will have to get vaccine or be tested

Sep. 20, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Workers at New Jersey child care centers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular weekly testing, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. Murphy, a Democrat running for reelection this year, said he was signing an executive order Monday. ...

More than half of Maine's youngest eligible fully vaccinated

Sep. 20, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than half of Maine's youngest residents who qualify to get the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated. About 53% of people age 12 to 15 in the state have had their final dose of vaccine, the office of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills reported...

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for kids ages 5 to 11; plans to seek authorization for this age group soon

Sep. 20, 2021 06:53 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for kids ages 5 to 11; plans to seek authorization for this age group soon.

Latest: SKorea reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

Sep. 16, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holiday of the year. The 2,008 cases reported Friday was the 73rd...

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

Sep. 16, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Sitting on her mother’s lap, 2-year-old Lucía looked at the illustrations in her book while around her several children watched the doctors in white coats and nurses with thermometers in amazement. In an adjoining room, Danielito, also 2, sniffled while getting a shot as a...

Official: Cases in largest Tennessee county slowing down

Sep. 16, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top health official in the only Tennessee county with an indoor mask requirement said Thursday she was cautiously optimistic that a recent coronavirus surge was slowing down, citing a drop in the number of cases and hospitalized children. Dr....

Mexico finishes 3-month push to vaccinate border residents

Sep. 14, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday it has successfully completed a three-month push to provide coronavirus vaccines to all adult residents of communities along its border with the United States. Mexico said that when it began the effort in June, it...