Latest Immunizations News

Germany scraps a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for military servicepeople

May. 29, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has scrapped a requirement for its military servicepeople to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a mandate that had been in place since late 2021, the government said Wednesday. People serving with the German military, the Bundeswehr, are required to get...

Uganda tackles yellow fever with new travel requirement, vaccination campaign for millions

May. 28, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has rolled out a nationwide yellow fever vaccination campaign to help safeguard its population against the mosquito-borne disease that has long posed a threat. By the end of April, Ugandan authorities had vaccinated 12.2 million of the 14 million...

Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

May. 26, 2024 01:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was booed repeatedly while addressing the Libertarian Party National Convention on Saturday night, with many in the crowd shouting insults and decrying him for things like his COVID-19 policies, running up towering federal deficits and lying about his political...

Kennedy blasts Biden, Trump over pandemic measures in pitch at Libertarian convention

May. 24, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accused Joe Biden and Donald Trump Friday of trampling on personal liberties in response to the pandemic that spanned their presidencies. Kennedy, who has long claimed to be a victim of government and media censorship of his...

Extreme weather. A lack of lifesaving vaccines. Africa's cholera crisis is worse than ever

May. 24, 2024 01:28 AM EDT

LILANDA, Zambia (AP) — Extreme weather events have hit parts of Africa relentlessly in the last three years, with tropical storms, floods and drought causing crises of hunger and displacement. They leave another deadly threat behind them: some of the continent's worst outbreaks of cholera. ...

HPV vaccines prevent cancer in men as well as women, new research suggests

May. 23, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

New research suggests the HPV vaccine is preventing cancer in men, as well as in women, but fewer boys than girls are getting the shots in the United States. The HPV vaccine was developed to prevent cervical cancer in women and experts give it credit, along with screening, for...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 21, 2024. Editorial: Vaccine Mandates And Future Questions There is, quite likely, a conversation that will be looming in the South Dakota and Nebraska state capitols at some point, based on a disturbing trend being seen elsewhere. ...

West Virginia GOP Senate president, doctor who opposed drawing back vaccine laws ousted in election

May. 15, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va (AP) — West Virginia voters ousted the Republican state Senate president on Tuesday, as well as a doctor who drew fire for breaking with his party over school vaccination policy. They were among at least eight incumbent GOP legislators who lost in the state's...

Countries struggle to draft 'pandemic treaty' to avoid mistakes made during COVID

May. 10, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — After the coronavirus pandemic triggered once-unthinkable lockdowns, upended economies and killed millions, leaders at the World Health Organization and worldwide vowed to do better in the future. Years later, countries are still struggling to come up with an agreed-upon plan for...

1 lawmaker stops South Carolina health care consolidation bill that had overwhelming support

May. 09, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would have consolidated six South Carolina heath care agencies and was overwhelmingly passed by both chambers of the General Assembly died on the session's final day Thursday in a procedural move by a member angry he was mocked by his colleagues. ...