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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...

Officials find first likely case of monkeypox in Missouri

Jun. 19, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials said Saturday that they had identified what is likely to be the first case of monkeypox in Missouri. Officials said the probable case of monkeypox was found in a Kansas City resident who had recently traveled out of state. That person didn't...

US opens COVID vaccine to little kids; shots begin this week

Jun. 19, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The shots will become available this week, expanding the nation’s vaccination campaign to children as young as 6 months. Advisers to the Centers for Disease...

White House: Florida doctors can order under-5 COVID shots

Jun. 17, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida doctors will be able to order COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 from the federal government, the White House said Friday, after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state would not order and distribute the shots in the state. The state was the only...