Latest Immunizations News

Mainers will likely have final vote on vaccine exemptions

Sep. 18, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An effort to undo state lawmakers' elimination of religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccines will be decided by a statewide vote in March if petitions submitted Wednesday are validated by the state. Mainers for Health and Parental Rights delivered more than 77,000 signatures...

Correction: Measles Outbreak story

Sep. 17, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about measles, The Associated Press reported erroneously how long it had been since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported no new cases. The last such report was eight months ago, not 11. A corrected version of the story is below: No new measles cases...

Some students have not been vaccinated, as the law requires

Sep. 16, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — As districts headed back to school, thousands of students across the state who claim personal vaccine exemptions must receive the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, or they could be forced from school. KING-TV reports a law that went into effect in July removes the personal and...

Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine

Sep. 13, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Health authorities in Kenya on Friday started administering doses of the world's only licensed malaria vaccine to young children in rural areas facing high transmission rates. Kenya became the third African country to introduce the vaccine, after Malawi and Ghana. The aim is to reach...

California governor signs vaccine bills he demanded

Sep. 10, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations. The Democratic governor quietly acted less than an hour after lawmakers sent him changes he demanded as a condition of approving...

The Latest: California governor signs vaccine bills

Sep. 9, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on vaccine legislation (all times local): 5:20 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed bills to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for children's vaccinations. The Democratic governor acted less than an hour after lawmakers on Monday sent...

California governor signs bills cracking down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for child vaccinations

Sep. 9, 2019 8:21 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs bills cracking down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for child vaccinations.

California lawmaker, governor reach deal on vaccine bill

Sep. 6, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The author of a hot-button California bill limiting medical exemptions for vaccinations on Friday accepted Gov. Gavin Newsom's last-minute demand for additional changes, setting up a final series of votes before lawmakers adjourn for the year next week. Democratic state Sen....

The Latest: UK Lords pass law to block no-deal Oct 31 Brexit

Sep. 6, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Britain's House of Lords has approved a bill designed to prevent the country leaving the European Union next month without a divorce agreement. Parliament's unelected upper chamber voted Friday for the bill, which has already been passed by...

Newsom's California vaccine bill changes surprise backers

Sep. 4, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Medical groups and a lawmaker behind California legislation to crack down on vaccine exemptions said Wednesday they were surprised by Gov. Gavin Newsom's last-minute call for changes to the bill, a move that inserted fresh uncertainty into one of the year's most contentious...