Latest Childhood immunizations News

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...

Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating

Aug. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The virus that causes polio has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday. The presence of the...

EXPLAINER: What to know about polio spreading in New York

Aug. 12, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

The polio virus has been found in New York City sewage, but officials are stressing that the highest risk is for people who haven’t been vaccinated. Polio was once one of the nation’s most feared diseases, with annual outbreaks causing thousands of cases of paralysis. Its...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 11, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

Brunswick News. August 9, 2022. Editorial: Viable solutions needed for state to tackle homelessness If state legislators are serious about finding a productive approach to growing homelessness in Georgia, then they must seek and uncover facts. That excludes listening...

US court sides with NY in fight over school vaccine rules

Jul. 29, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday against a group of New York parents who sued after the state made it more difficult for children to get a medical exemption from school immunization requirements, which were tightened after a major measles outbreak in 2019. The...

New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

Jul. 21, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated young adult from New York recently contracted polio, the first U.S. case in nearly a decade, health officials said Thursday. Officials said the patient, who lives in Rockland County, had developed paralysis. The person developed symptoms a month ago...

CDC endorses more traditional Novavax COVID shot for adults

Jul. 19, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

U.S. adults who haven’t gotten any COVID-19 shots yet should consider a new option from Novavax -- a more traditional kind of vaccine, health officials said Tuesday. Regulators authorized the nation’s first so-called protein vaccine against COVID-19 last week, but the final...

Venezuela's alarmingly low vaccine rate among worst in world

Jul. 14, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Wails pierced the walls of the walk-in clinic tucked among rundown homes in the heart of Venezuela’s capital. Artemis Parra got one vaccine in each arm, for polio and measles. The shots were free at the government site, and they filled gaps in the 1-year-old’s...

25 million kids missed routine vaccinations because of COVID

Jul. 14, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — About 25 million children worldwide have missed out on routine immunizations against common diseases like diptheria, largely because the coronavirus pandemic disrupted regular health services or triggered misinformation about vaccines, according to the U.N. In a new...

Canada approves Moderna COVID-19 shot for preschoolers

Jul. 14, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian regulators on Thursday authorized Moderna’s COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers. Health Canada said the Moderna vaccine can be given to children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years in doses one-quarter the size of that approved for...