- New Mexico vaccination rates reach record high Updated: Sep-04-15 5:05 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico health officials say vaccination rates among toddlers reached an all-time high last year.
- Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak Updated: Sep-03-15 10:35 am
KIEV, Ukraine - One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country's health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak.
- FBI: Defendant in California kidnapping blamed vaccine Updated: Sep-02-15 6:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The man charged in a California kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax said he acted alone, and that mental illness and a side effect from a vaccine contributed to his behavior, the FBI said in a court filing.
- 2 cases of polio found in Ukraine, caused by mutated virus Updated: Sep-02-15 8:32 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says officials have found two children stricken by polio in Ukraine, the country's first cases of the paralytic disease in nine years.
- Health officials cancel 2 community meetings on HPV vaccine Updated: Sep-01-15 12:51 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Department of Health has canceled two community meetings to discuss a new requirement that all middle school students in the state get the HPV vaccine, saying a video posted online contained threatening remarks.
- Minnesota health officials tout stronger flu vaccine Updated: Aug-31-15 4:01 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Health officials in Minnesota say this season's flu vaccine will be stronger than last year.
- Man pleads not guilty to anti-vaccination vandalism Updated: Aug-28-15 5:26 pm
LOS ANGELES - A Southern California man charged with spray-painting anti-vaccination graffiti on public buildings and freeway onramps has pleaded not guilty to vandalism.
- NY to require full vaccine series before kids start school Updated: Aug-28-15 4:48 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state is changing school immunization requirements to ensure children receive their final doses of three standard vaccines before entering school.
- Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates Updated: Aug-28-15 11:50 am
CLEVELAND - The percentage of children receiving the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time has increased in Ohio, and a state official said a measles outbreak might have helped raise awareness.
- About 67 percent of Washington toddlers vaccinated on time Updated: Aug-27-15 8:55 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State health officials say just 67 percent of Washington toddlers get all their vaccinations on time.
- Health official: States should post local vaccination info Updated: Aug-27-15 4:34 pm
NEW YORK - How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
- Officials: Missing forms needed for students to attend class Updated: Aug-26-15 5:22 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools say they are still waiting on immunization forms from about 1,200 of its youngest students.
- Vaccination rules won't immediately affect Illinois students Updated: Aug-23-15 10:19 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois families who don't want their children to be vaccinated will have to get a doctor's note before claiming a religious exemption, but the new state law won't affect students heading back to school in the coming weeks.
- Department of Health says vaccinations not just for children Updated: Aug-19-15 2:47 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The Department of Health is reminding South Dakotans that vaccination is important to protect adults from diseases that can cause serious health problems.
- Reno County monitoring continued cases of whooping cough Updated: Aug-18-15 3:16 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - The Reno County Health Department's director said he's cautiously optimistic that a whooping cough outbreak in the county is beginning to wane.
- South Dakota nurse embeds in colony life to transform care Updated: Aug-18-15 8:11 am
OLIVET, South Dakota - A spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens.
- Health officials say they won't change HPV vaccine mandate Updated: Aug-17-15 4:22 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - State health officials say there are no plans to change a new requirement that middle school students in Rhode Island get the HPV vaccine even though some parents, and now some lawmakers, have expressed concerns.
- Database helps Indiana nurses keep track of vaccinations Updated: Aug-16-15 9:52 am
FRANKLIN, Indiana - A statewide database is helping nurses keep track of students who need vaccinations before the new school year begins in Indiana.
- Health Department urges HPV vaccine for girls and boys Updated: Aug-16-15 8:34 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Health says not enough Vermont teens are fully vaccinated against human papilloma virus - a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cancer later.
- Maine court: State can vaccinate child over mother's wishes Updated: Aug-14-15 1:46 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's highest court says that the state can have a child in its custody vaccinated over the parent's objections.
- WVU Medicine, Mon Health System to require flu vaccination Updated: Aug-14-15 6:10 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - WVU Medicine and Mon Health System are requiring employees and volunteers to be vaccinated against the flu as a condition of employment.
- Blue Cross van connects families with vaccination services Updated: Aug-11-15 12:22 pm
HELENA, Montana - Public school students are required to be vaccinated against chickenpox and whooping cough by Oct. 1, and a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana Care Van is touring the state to connect families with free or reduced shots.
- Scientists say fetal tissue essential for medical research Updated: Aug-11-15 10:45 am
BOSTON - The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS.
- Health Department: expecting mothers should get vaccinated Updated: Aug-11-15 2:43 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Department of Health is reminding expecting mothers to get vaccinated during pregnancy in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month.
- Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV Updated: Aug-10-15 6:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.