Vaccinations
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July 15, 2024 at 1:59 PM

Childhood vaccine coverage not yet back to pre-pandemics levels: WHO, UNICEF report

A new report on Sunday from the WHO and UNICEF found that global vaccine coverage for DTP and measles has increased but is not yet back to pre-pandemics levels.
July 15, 2024 at 1:59 PM
2 months ago

More than 90% of chickenpox cases in New York City outbreak among unvaccinated people

The varicella outbreak was first identified in October 2022 in persons who’d migrated through or from Central and South America.
2 months ago
The varicella outbreak was first identified in October 2022 in persons who’d migrated through or from Central and South America.
2 months ago

116 kids left vulnerable to measles, polio after nurse falsified vaccine records

Nurse Sandra Miceli, from Webster, New York, was fined $55,000 after allegedly falsifying vaccine records for more than 100 children.
2 months ago
In this undated stock photo, a young patient receives a vaccine injection from a doctor.
4 months ago

MIS-C cases in 2023 mostly among unvaccinated children: CDC report

The report found that 82.1% of children who contracted MIS-C were unvaccinated.
4 months ago
The report found that 82.1% of children who contracted MIS-C were unvaccinated.
5 months ago

7th measles case confirmed in outbreak linked to elementary school in this state

The seventh case of measles linked to an outbreak at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Florida was confirmed by officials on Tuesday.
5 months ago
Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine holding in hand with injection syringe at the background.
5 months ago

Children's MMR vaccine rate drops 2%, 250,000 kindergarteners vulnerable to measles

National MMR coverage has dropped 2% from the 2019-2021 school year to the 2022-2023 school year,
5 months ago
Lydia Fulton, LPN, administers the MMR vaccine to a child at Children's Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, April 28, 2017.
6 months ago

Doctors' group offers free measles vaccines in Philadelphia to fight outbreak

A doctors' group is offering free measles vaccines for unvaccinated residents in Philadelphia to fight an outbreak that has infected eight people so far.
6 months ago
A vial of a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is seen in Mount Vernon, Ohio, May 17, 2019.
6 months ago

Downward trend in measles vaccination rates has health experts concerned

The national vaccination rate for kindergarten-aged children dropped from 95% in 2019-2020 to 93% in the 2022-23 school year.
6 months ago
The national vaccination rate for kindergarten-aged children dropped from 95% in 2019-2020 to 93% in the 2022-23 school year.
8 months ago

Critics say a fumbled rollout of new RSV shot for babies has pediatricians worried

What factors led up to the fumbled rollout of the brand-new RSV shot for babies that has pediatricians worried and frustrated.
8 months ago
In this Oct. 27, 2023, file photo, a pediatrician holds up the last dose he has of a new drug to prevent RSV in infants.
8 months ago

Why one state is lagging behind rest of the US in childhood vaccinations

A recent CDC report found Idaho is lagging behind the rest of the U.S. when it comes to routine childhood vaccinations. Experts reveal why that may be the case.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Global measles cases rose 18% in 2022 amid low vaccination rates: Report

Domestic measles cases surged in 2019, with an estimated 1,274 people sick in at least 31 states -- the greatest number of cases reported since 1992, the CDC says.
8 months ago
In this April 26, 2019, file photo, a 10 pack and one dose bottles of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine, made by MERCK, sits on a counter at the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City, Utah.
9 months ago

Exemptions for routine childhood vaccination at highest level ever: CDC report

A new CDC report published Thursday found 93% of kindergartners met school requirements for childhood vaccinations, lower than the 95% seen pre-pandemic.
9 months ago
The measles mumps and rubella vaccine or also called the MMR vaccine is illustrated in this stock photo.
10 months ago

What to know about updating your vaccine status for the upcoming viral season

ABC News medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton shares what you should know about getting your COVID-19, flu and RSV vaccines.
10 months ago
VIDEO: What know about updating your vaccine status for the upcoming viral season
1 year ago

New study on non-completion of vaccination series in children

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton explains a new study that found one in every six toddlers initiated but did not complete a multi-dose vaccine series.
1 year ago
VIDEO: New study on non-completion of vaccination series in children
1 year ago

CDC says infants traveling abroad should get extra measles vaccine

The CDC issued a Health Alert this week, warning Americans about rising measles cases linked to international travel.
1 year ago
The measles mumps and rubella vaccine or also called the MMR vaccine is pictured in this stock photo.
2 years ago

3 tips that may help make your vaccines go the extra mile

The most important thing is to get vaccinated no matter the circumstances, doctors say.
2 years ago
In this Oct. 6, 2022, file photo, a vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, Bivalent, is shown at AltaMed Medical clinic in Los Angeles.
2 years ago

Pfizer's RSV vaccine candidate over 85% effective in older adults, data shows

Pfizer announced Thursday that its vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus was 85.7% effective in preventing lower respiratory tract illness in older adults.
2 years ago
Pfizer's logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken Nov. 9, 2020.
2 years ago

Why most Americans are unlikely to be infected with polio

Public health experts tell ABC News which vaccine is used to protect against polio and why most Americans are unlikely to be infected with the disease.
2 years ago
A health worker administers a dose of polio vaccine to a child during a national  polio immunization drive in India, June 27, 2021.
2 years ago

London rolls out polio vaccine boosters to kids as US-linked virus found

Children in London are being offered polio vaccine boosters after sewage samples with the virus were found in multiple areas across the city.
2 years ago
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle.
2 years ago

A US patient was diagnosed with vaccine-derived polio. Here's what that means

New York health officials said a patient was infected with vaccine-derived polio. Here's what that means.
2 years ago
A child is inoculated during a free vaccination campaign for polio, rubella and influenza organized by the Health Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, June 18, 2022.
2 years ago

CDC recommends monkeypox vaccine to healthcare workers

The vaccine will mainly be available to healthcare workers and lab personnel.
2 years ago
VIDEO: CDC recommends monkeypox vaccine to healthcare workers
3 years ago

CDC panel to weigh in on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids

An independent CDC advisory panel will vote Tuesday on whether to recommend Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 in the U.S.
3 years ago
VIDEO: CDC panel to weigh in on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids
3 years ago

COVID-19 vaccination rates plummet to lowest level in months

The vaccination rate nationwide is down to the lowest level since January.
3 years ago
VIDEO: COVID-19 vaccination rates plummet to lowest level in months
3 years ago

What parents need to know about a new study on HPV vaccine

The CDC found a more than 80% decline in HPV infections nationally.
3 years ago
University of Miami pediatrician Judith L. Schaechter gives an HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl in her office at the Miller School of Medicine on Sept. 21, 2011, in Miami.
3 years ago

Pregnant women -- and their babies -- could benefit from Pfizer and Moderna: Study

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe and effective in pregnant and lactating women and those women are able to pass protective antibodies to their newborns.
3 years ago
In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo, Aubrie Cusumano, who is 39 weeks pregnant, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine while holding her son, Luca's hand at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Penn.
3 years ago

FDA advisory panel votes to recommend Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Clinical studies showed that the one-shot vaccine provides strong protection against COVID-19, including 85% effectiveness against severe illness and preventing 100% of hospitalizations and death.
3 years ago
VIDEO: FDA advisory panel votes to recommend Johnson & Johnson vaccine
3 years ago

UK announces ‘mix and match’ vaccination study

The British government will begin a new trial to test mixing different types of COVID-19 vaccines, in which participants will receive one dose followed by a second booster shot of a different vaccine.
3 years ago
VIDEO: UK announces ‘mix and match’ vaccination study
4 years ago

One-third of parents are delaying giving vaccines to their children: Study

One-third of parents are delaying immunization
4 years ago
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2020 file photo shows a patient receiving a flu vaccination in Mesquite, Texas. On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a child to the doctor's office. Health experts consider that pretty good.
4 years ago

Pediatrician who killed himself may have forged vaccination records, authorities say

An Illinois pediatrician who died by suicide last year may have forged patient's vaccination medical records, according to investigators.
4 years ago
A Google Maps Street View photo shows the building where Van Koinis had a practice, standing in Evergreen Park, Il., November 2018.