- Vaccine skeptics try star power; moms encourage vaccines Updated: May-05-15 4:48 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Author and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is telling Vermont lawmakers there is enough concern about vaccines that they should not require nearly all children to get them.
- Legislature hits home stretch with many issues unresolved Updated: May-04-15 10:38 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont lawmakers head into what are expected to be the final two weeks of their 2015 session with debates still unresolved on taxes, water quality, education, vaccines and other issues.
- Oregon's high vaccine exemption rate drops, officials say Updated: May-01-15 2:44 pm
SALEM, Oregon - State health officials say Oregon's vaccine exemption rate has dropped.
- German measles officially eliminated in North, South America Updated: Apr-29-15 3:49 pm
NEW YORK - German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials announced Wednesday.
- Third legislative committee advances California vaccine bill Updated: Apr-28-15 9:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A third panel of state senators has passed a bill mandating that California schoolchildren be vaccinated in an effort to combat recent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough.
- Single confirmed case of whooping cough in central Utah Updated: Apr-28-15 12:04 pm
SALEM, Utah - Health and school officials are warning parents that a case of whooping cough has been confirmed at Salem Hills High School in central Utah.
- After vaccination vote, tearful senator defends decision Updated: Apr-24-15 7:32 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Two days after the Vermont Senate voted to end the philosophical exemption for parents who don't want their kids vaccinated, a senator opposed to the change delivered a tearful address about being attacked online, his father's death and how scientific uncertainty led him to his decision.
- Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases Updated: Apr-23-15 7:04 pm
LONDON - The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very well and that initial protection fades over time.
- With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine Updated: Apr-22-15 6:46 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount.
- Ohio bill would require meningitis immunization for students Updated: Apr-22-15 10:17 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A state Senate committee has approved legislation to require Ohio students to be immunized against meningitis.
- CDC recognizes SD woman for immunizing Hutterite children Updated: Apr-18-15 4:44 pm
PARKSTON, South Dakota - A nurse from southeastern South Dakota who has helped vaccinate hundreds of Hutterite children in various colonies has been honored by the country's highest disease prevention agency.
- Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over Updated: Apr-17-15 6:32 pm
LOS ANGELES - California health authorities declared an end Friday to a large measles outbreak in the U.S. that started at Disneyland and triggered a broader debate about vaccinations.
- Disney measles outbreak that sparked vaccination debate ends Updated: Apr-17-15 4:48 pm
LOS ANGELES - An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the virus overseas, visited the theme park and exposed others.
- Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem Updated: Apr-17-15 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems.
- Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over Updated: Apr-17-15 3:01 pm
LOS ANGELES - California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
- Administration fees for vaccines to be waived for a week Updated: Apr-17-15 7:05 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - State public health centers and the Municipality of Anchorage are waiving administration fees for immunizations for all ages as part of National Infant Immunization Week.
- Colorado health board strengthens immunization rules Updated: Apr-15-15 4:43 pm
DENVER - Colorado parents who don't want their children to be immunized will have to fill out paperwork each year to opt out of vaccinations under new state rules.
- LA school board supports legislation requiring vaccinations Updated: Apr-15-15 9:14 am
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Unified school board has voted to back state legislation that eliminates parent choice when it comes to vaccinations.
- California lawmakers face second round in vaccine debate Updated: Apr-15-15 3:14 am
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers are preparing for a second round of heated talks Wednesday on whether California should limit vaccination waivers for schoolchildren.
- Bill to allow pharmacists to administer vaccines advances Updated: Apr-14-15 6:16 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Senate has passed legislation that would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines more easily.
- Australia to withhold payments from parents against vaccine Updated: Apr-14-15 1:04 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The Australian government has ramped up pressure on parents who oppose vaccination by threatening to withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children.
- Washington state school district gets tough about vaccines Updated: Apr-13-15 9:01 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane school district officials on Monday removed from class 143 students who could not prove they had legally required vaccinations.
- 26 deaths from flu in Wyoming so far this season Updated: Apr-13-15 10:09 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Health reports 26 deaths have been linked to influenza across the state since October.