Latest Childhood immunizations News

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

May. 23, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday, another step toward shots for the littlest kids possibly beginning in early summer. Pfizer plans to submit the findings to U.S. regulators later this week....

What's next for COVID-19 vaccines for youngest US children

May. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Parents hoping to get their youngest children vaccinated against COVID-19 got some encouraging news Monday. Pfizer said three small doses of its vaccine offers strong protection to youngsters under 5, according to preliminary data. That news comes a month after Moderna said it would...

Pfizer says three COVID-19 vaccine doses protect kids under 5, company plans to give data to U.S. regulators this week

May. 23, 2022 06:48 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer says three COVID-19 vaccine doses protect kids under 5, company plans to give data to U.S. regulators this week.

Indiana kids ages 5-11 can receive COVID-19 vaccine booster

May. 20, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hoosier children ages 5-11 can now receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine following authorization this week from federal health officials, the Indiana Department of Health said Friday. The state agency advised vaccine providers they can begin administering...

CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

May. 19, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel’s recommendation, opening a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids — just...

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

May. 17, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. Everyone 12 and older already was supposed to get one booster dose for the best protection...

US authorizes COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11. Next step: CDC recommendation later this week.

May. 17, 2022 10:40 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US authorizes COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11. Next step: CDC recommendation later this week.

Chicago alt-weekly survives column clash, going nonprofit

May. 15, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Reader, the city's famed alt-weekly, is expected to become a nonprofit this month after the sale was nearly derailed over a co-owner's column opposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for children. The publication was on track to be sold to the new nonprofit...

WA childhood immunization rates decline during pandemic

May. 12, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new report shows routine childhood immunization rates have decreased during the pandemic, dropping by 13% in 2021 when compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to Washington state health officials. The Washington State Department of Health said Thursday...

Bill allowing preteen vaccines without parental OK advances

May. 05, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California measure that would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent, including against the coronavirus, cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday. If the proposal becomes law, California would allow the...