Latest Childhood immunizations News

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 01, 2022 15:21 PM EST

Valdosta Daily Times. November 29, 2022. Editorial: Not too late for flu shot It is not too late to get a flu shot. The stress on the health care system by a very active flu season, persistent COVID-19 and an increase in RSV patients is palpable but the...

Teen arrested after allegedly firing shots on ASU's campus

Dec. 01, 2022 10:45 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager was arrested early Thursday after allegedly firing shots on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, authorities said. Campus police said the 17-year-old boy was taken into custody and no injuries were reported. The teen’s name...

Polio is back in Indonesia, sparking vaccination campaign

Nov. 28, 2022 08:55 AM EST

PIDIE, Indonesia (AP) — Children in school uniforms and toddlers with their parents lined up Monday for polio vaccinations in the Sigli town square on the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, after four children were found infected with the highly contagious disease that was declared...

WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose

Nov. 23, 2022 13:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, resulting in a record high of nearly 40 million children missing a vaccine dose last year. In...

Indian Health Service steps up COVID, other vaccine push

Nov. 17, 2022 15:52 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Indian Health Service announced Thursday that all tribal members covered by the federal agency will be offered a vaccine at every appointment when appropriate, under a new vaccine strategy. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, American Indians and Alaska Natives...

New Mexico urges flu, COVID immunization for children

Nov. 16, 2022 13:28 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials are encouraging the immunization of children against flu and COVID-19 without making changes to its list of other vaccines required for school entry in the fall of 2023. The New Mexico Department of Health announced Wednesday its school...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 03, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Post and Courier. November 2, 2022. Editorial: The simple first step to solving the insidious problem of mold in SC colleges If you’ve been unfortunate enough to endure a flood caused by nature or human error, but fortunate enough that your home survived, it’s at...

Strong RSV vaccine data lifts hopes after years of futility

Nov. 01, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

New research shows vaccinating pregnant women helped protect their newborns from the common but scary respiratory virus called RSV that fills hospitals with wheezing babies each fall. The preliminary results buoy hope that after decades of failure and frustration, vaccines against...

Connecticut gubernatorial hopeful appeals to vaccine foes

Oct. 29, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As part of his campaign to win over blue state voters, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, Bob Stefanowski, is trying to capitalize on any lingering resentment over safety precautions taken at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week,...

Youngkin, Gilbert oppose adding COVID vaccines to state list

Oct. 21, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republican elected leaders said this week they will oppose any legislative effort to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the state's list of required immunizations. The announcement from GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin and House Speaker Todd Gilbert came after the...