Latest Childhood immunizations News

Parents mad over vaxxed-only kids' comedy basketball show

Jan. 16, 2022 12:13 PM EST

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town is coming under fire from parents after it scheduled a free comedy basketball show that is restricted to vaccinated children. The Feb. 6 show in Ansonia features the Harlem Wizards, a professional touring team in the tradition of the Harlem...

FACT FOCUS: Posts mislead on nonprofit vaccine rules

Jan. 14, 2022 17:38 PM EST

Critics of vaccine requirements are misrepresenting policy changes taken by Make-A-Wish Foundation and a Ronald McDonald House Charities facility to protect the children and families they serve from coronavirus. Both nonprofits have enforced COVID-19 vaccine rules in recent months,...

Brazil starts vaccinating children after weeks of delay

Jan. 14, 2022 14:47 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Fifteen Brazilian children received COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, marking the start of an effort that was delayed several weeks by the federal government's reluctance to endorse the immunization of children. The country’s health regulator issued approval on...

Romania to launch COVID-19 jabs for children aged 5 to 11

Jan. 14, 2022 08:36 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Children in Romania aged between 5-11 will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting late January, authorities said, as the country grappled Friday with a virus surge and low adult vaccination rates. Parents or legal guardians can schedule...

New Hampshire committee takes up competing vaccine bills

Jan. 13, 2022 13:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vaccination against COVID-19 would be either outlawed or encouraged under competing bills heard by a Senate committee Thursday. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a public hearing on a bill that would prohibit K-12 schools or day care centers...

Kids' low COVID-19 vaccination rates called a 'gut punch'

Jan. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EST

Distrust, misinformation and delays because of the holidays and bad weather have combined to produce what authorities say are alarmingly low COVID-19 vaccination rates in U.S. children ages 5 to 11. As of Tuesday, just over 17% were fully vaccinated, more than two months after shots...

Amid Djokovic backlash, Australia grapples with omicron wave

Jan. 12, 2022 09:39 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Like millions of others in the most locked-down place on the planet, Melbourne resident Rav Thomas dutifully spent 262 days confined to his home as the COVID-19 pandemic raged. He got vaccinated. And the single father of two found ways to pay the bills as Melbourne’s lockdowns...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 09, 2022 14:13 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus. January 5, 2022. Editorial: State of the State It was interesting to hear the range of pundits talking about Gov. Phil Scott’s State of the State address Wednesday. It was scattershot. In the news release issued by his...

Hospitalizations skyrocket in kids too young for COVID shots

Jan. 07, 2022 16:39 PM EST

Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 soared in recent weeks to their highest level since the pandemic began, according to government data released Friday on the only age group not yet eligible for the vaccine. The worrisome trend in children too young to be...

Sri Lanka vaccinates children as doctors warn of COVID surge

Jan. 07, 2022 01:17 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan health authorities on Friday began vaccinating children aged 12 to 15, as the island nation’s top medical specialists warned of a wave of COVID-19 infections in the coming weeks driven by the omicron variant. Under the new vaccination program,...