- Shelby County has more measles cases than rest of US Updated: Apr-28-16 12:49 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Shelby County is home to more measles cases than the rest of the U.S. combined after an outbreak that began last week.
- Advocates hold NYC protest over price of pneumonia vaccine Updated: Apr-27-16 5:17 pm
NEW YORK - Doctors Without Borders protested the price of pneumonia vaccines Wednesday by leading a march through midtown Manhattan and delivering a crib filled with flowers to a pharmaceutical company.
- GSK sees rise in sales of vaccines, healthcare products Updated: Apr-27-16 9:21 am
LONDON - Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says higher sales of vaccines and consumer healthcare products pushed up its earnings from core business by 19 percent in the first quarter.
- Arkansas health officials urge measles awareness Updated: Apr-26-16 3:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas health officials are urging residents to stay up to date on their vaccinations after six cases of measles were confirmed in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Colorado vaccine database proposal fails for the year Updated: Apr-25-16 2:51 pm
DENVER - Colorado won't be starting a database this year to track kids who have not been vaccinated.
- Rising number of Florida children skipping out on shots Updated: Apr-23-16 11:08 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The number of children showing up to school with their required shots is dropping according to the Florida Department of Health.
- Bill mandates meningococcal vaccines for college students Updated: Apr-19-16 3:49 pm
DOVER, Delaware - The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill requiring students enrolling at Delaware colleges and universities that have campus housing to prove that they have been vaccinated against meningococcal disease.
- West Virginia officials emphasizing immunizations for tots Updated: Apr-19-16 4:07 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia officials are trying to put more emphasis on keeping vaccinations up to date for children 2 years old and younger.
- Following vaccine controversy, Tribeca rolls out red carpet Updated: Apr-14-16 3:45 am
NEW YORK - The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off fashionably with the premiere of Andrew Rossi's "The First Monday in May," a behind-the-scenes documentary about the mounting of an ambitious fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the museum's annual star-studded Met Gala.
- China punishes 357 officials in tainted vaccine sales Updated: Apr-14-16 2:04 am
BEIJING - China has fired or demoted 357 local government officials for poor performance as it deals with the fallout from a nationwide public health scandal over the sale of improperly handled vaccines.
- Officials concerned about decline in immunization rates Updated: Apr-13-16 4:52 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota health officials say they're concerned about a decline in the state's kindergarten immunization rates.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Apr-13-16 1:43 pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 12
- Correction: Illinois-Vaccine Exemption story Updated: Apr-13-16 1:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In a story April 12 about child vaccinations, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health, erroneously reported requirements for parents who object to having their children vaccinated on religious grounds. They must submit a "certificate of religious exemption" for children entering kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade, and also those who are enrolling in a new school or child care facility.
- Chicago meningitis outbreak continues in gay, bisexual men Updated: Apr-13-16 10:11 am
CHICAGO - Health officials in Chicago say last summer's deadly outbreak of meningitis in gay and bisexual men is continuing with two new confirmed cases.
- US officials: The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is Updated: Apr-11-16 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments.
- State confirms at least 65 mumps cases across Indiana Updated: Apr-08-16 12:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana health officials are telling Hoosiers to check their vaccination records amid an outbreak of mumps that has sickened at least 65 people across the state.
- Health officials: Flu no longer widespread in Rhode Island Updated: Apr-08-16 4:13 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Department of Health officials have announced that the flu is no longer a widespread concern in the state.
- Brazil: Swine flu has killed twice as many people as in 2015 Updated: Apr-05-16 5:44 pm
SAO PAULO - The H1N1 swine flu virus has killed almost twice as many people in Latin America's biggest country over the past three months as it did in all of 2015, Brazil's Health Ministry said Tuesday.
- Philippines launches world's first mass dengue vaccination Updated: Apr-04-16 9:25 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines on Monday launched the first public immunization program for dengue fever, seeking to administer to a million schoolchildren the world's first licensed vaccine against a mosquito-borne disease that the World Health Organization estimates infects 390 million people a year globally.
- North Dakota Health Department gets 14 reports of mumps Updated: Apr-01-16 11:03 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Health Department is urging people to make sure their vaccinations are up to date after an outbreak of mumps.
- Red Cross brings solar panels to Gaza clinics Updated: Mar-31-16 12:49 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A project sponsored by the international Red Cross on Thursday installed solar panels at 32 health-care clinics in the Gaza Strip to ensure that vaccines remain refrigerated in the power-starved territory.
- Medical community is fighting a new germ: celebrities Updated: Mar-30-16 11:48 am
NEW YORK - When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur.