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August 13, 2022, 9:10 AM

What to know about the polio vaccine and why most people aren't at risk of infection

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.
August 13, 2022, 9:10 AM
Why most Americans are unlikely to be infected with polio
August 12, 2022, 3:01 PM

Polio vaccine boosters offered to kids in London as virus linked to New York case detected

Children in London are being offered polio vaccine boosters after sewage samples with the virus were found in multiple areas across the city.
August 12, 2022, 3:01 PM
London rolls out polio vaccine boosters to kids as US-linked virus found
July 22, 2022, 9:16 PM

What to know about vaccine-derived polio after rare case found in New York

New York health officials said a patient was infected with vaccine-derived polio. Here's what that means.
July 22, 2022, 9:16 PM
A US patient was diagnosed with vaccine-derived polio. Here's what that means
2 months ago

CDC panel recommends US seniors get souped-up flu vaccines

A federal advisory panel says Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines
2 months ago
CDC panel recommends US seniors get souped-up flu vaccines
3 months ago

CDC recommends monkeypox vaccine to healthcare workers

The vaccine will mainly be available to healthcare workers and lab personnel.
3 months ago
CDC recommends monkeypox vaccine to healthcare workers
7 months ago

Thousands rally in Prague against vaccination mandate

Thousands of people have marched through the Czech Republic’s capital to protest against compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for certain groups and professions
7 months ago
Thousands rally in Prague against vaccination mandate
8 months ago

Data indicate omicron is milder, better at evading vaccines

The data comes from a large-scale analysis in South Africa.
8 months ago
Pfizer jabs protect 70% against hospitalization from omicron
9 months 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.
9 months ago
CDC panel to weigh in on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids
1 year ago

Pentagon grappling with new vaccine orders; timing uncertain

The Pentagon is grappling with new vaccine orders.
1 year ago
1 year ago

COVID-19 vaccination rates plummet to lowest level in months

The vaccination rate nationwide is down to the lowest level since January.
1 year ago
COVID-19 vaccination rates plummet to lowest level in months
1 year ago

Sen. Johnson on others getting shots: 'What do you care?'

Republican Sen_ Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, questioned the need for widespread COVID-19 vaccinations, saying in a radio interview “what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?”
1 year ago
1 year ago

HPV vaccine leads to more than 80% drop in infections: What parents need to know

The CDC found a more than 80% decline in HPV infections nationally.
1 year ago
What parents need to know about a new study on HPV vaccine
1 year ago

Pfizer and Moderna are safe and effective in pregnant women, provide antibodies to newborns

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.
1 year ago
Pregnant women -- and their babies -- could benefit from Pfizer and Moderna: Study
1 year ago

Majority of small businesses not requiring vaccines, tests

A majority of small businesses aren’t requiring their employees to get tested for the new coronavirus or get any COVID-19 vaccines, though the health care and hospitality industries are ahead of the curve on the requirement
1 year ago
1 year ago

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

Health officials are girding for questions about which one is best.
1 year ago
Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?
1 year 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.
1 year ago
FDA advisory panel votes to recommend Johnson & Johnson vaccine
1 year ago

Peru's foreign minister quits over secret vaccination

Peru’s foreign minister has resigned amid an uproar over government officials being secretly vaccinated against the coronavirus before the country recently received 1 million doses for health workers facing a resurgence in the pandemic
1 year ago
2 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.
2 years ago
UK announces ‘mix and match’ vaccination study
2 years ago

Denmark to develop digital passport proving vaccinations

Denmark’s government is developing a digital passport that would show whether people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus
2 years ago
Denmark to develop digital passport proving vaccinations
2 years ago

Polio immunization suspended amid coronavirus pandemic

Health officials attempting to eradicate polio say they are being forced to suspend their mass immunization efforts amid the surging coronavirus pandemic
2 years ago
2 years ago

Probe reveals patients of late pediatrician not vaccinated

An Illinois sheriff's office investigating a pediatrician who killed himself last year says tests have revealed several of his former patients lack immunity to diseases against which they or their parents believed they had been vaccinated
2 years ago
2 years ago

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

One-third of parents are delaying immunization
2 years ago
One-third of parents are delaying giving vaccines to their children: Study
2 years ago

Illinois pediatrician who killed himself may have forged patients' vaccination records, authorities say

An Illinois pediatrician who died by suicide last year may have forged patient's vaccination medical records, according to investigators.
2 years ago
Pediatrician who killed himself may have forged vaccination records, authorities say