Latest Immunizations News

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 09, 2022 06:49 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic governor said in a statement that she tested positive for the virus Monday evening and is experiencing mild symptoms. Whitmer said she plans to follow proper guidance and...

Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

Aug. 08, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years -- in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem, with cases rising and warming...

Pfizer buying spree continues with $5.4B hematology deal

Aug. 08, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

Pfizer will spend about $5.4 billion to buy Global Blood Therapeutics as the pharmaceutical giant continues to invest some of the cash influx reaped during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pfizer said Monday that the acquisition will boost its work in rare hematology. Global Therapeutics,...

BioNTech reports strong first half, expects demand to grow

Aug. 08, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — BioNTech, which teamed with Pfizer to develop a powerful COVID-19 vaccine, has reported higher revenue and net profit in the first half of the year and expects demand to grow as it releases updated vaccines to target new omicron strains. The German pharmaceutical...

Flathead County has Montana's first suspected monkeypox case

Aug. 05, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A day after the federal government declared a public health emergency to respond to monkeypox, the Montana health department on Friday reported the state's first suspected case of the virus. Wyoming is the only state in the country that hasn't reported a case,...

Spain leads Europe in monkeypox, struggles to check spread

Aug. 05, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — As a sex worker and adult film actor, Roc was relieved when he was among the first Spaniards to get a monkeypox vaccine. He knew of several cases among men who have sex with men, which is the leading demographic for the disease, and feared he could be next. ...

Man who threatened Dr. Fauci, other official, gets 3 years

Aug. 04, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia man was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison after he sent emails threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci and another federal health official for talking about the coronavirus and efforts to prevent its spread. Using an anonymous email...

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

Aug. 04, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypoxoutbreak that has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which may cause fever, body...

Merrifield says he's vaccinated, ready to play for Blue Jays

Aug. 04, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield said Thursday he is vaccinated for COVID-19 and will be cleared to play for Toronto when the Blue Jays return to Canada. Merrifield was acquired in a trade with Kansas City on Tuesday for two minor leaguers. The two-time All-Star was in the...

Polio fears rise in New York amid possible community spread

Aug. 04, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials issued a more urgent call Thursday for unvaccinated children and adults to get inoculated against polio, citing new evidence of possible “community spread” of the dangerous virus. The polio virus has now been found in seven...