- Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot Updated: Jul-30-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight.
- Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders Updated: Jul-29-15 2:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine.
- Vaccine law opponents cleared to start recall of senator Updated: Jul-28-15 5:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Opponents of California's new vaccine law have been cleared to begin collecting signatures to recall the legislation's author.
- Drugmaker Pfizer tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecast Updated: Jul-28-15 1:38 pm
Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street's second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world's second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange rates and its last wave of cheap generic competition hurting former big sellers.
- Meningitis vaccine required for some Illinois students Updated: Jul-28-15 4:08 am
MARION, Illinois - Starting this school year, students entering grades six and 12 in Illinois will need to have had a vaccine to prevent meningitis.
- Rhode Island health officials warn of suspected measles case Updated: Jul-27-15 4:22 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning of a suspected case of measles in an infant from Barrington, but says there is no public health threat because everyone who came into contact with the child has been treated.
- Montgomery No. 1 in nation for STDs Updated: Jul-27-15 11:10 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Montgomery is the most sexually diseased city in the nation.
- Nigeria celebrates 1 year with no new polio cases Updated: Jul-24-15 11:07 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Once stigmatized as the world's polio epicenter, Nigeria on Friday celebrates its first year with no reported case of the crippling disease, having overcome obstacles ranging from Islamic extremists who assassinated vaccinators to rumors the vaccine was a plot to sterilize Muslims.
- EU regulator recommends 1st license for malaria vaccine Updated: Jul-24-15 10:25 am
LONDON - The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine, even though it's only about 30 percent effective and its protection fades over time.
- USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys Updated: Jul-22-15 6:35 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.
- Pfizer is expanding its vaccine portfolio, developing others Updated: Jul-21-15 6:11 pm
Pfizer has expanded its research on vaccines to eventually safeguard people from cradle to grave, from shots for pregnant women to protect their babies from the moment of birth to vaccines for senior citizens with waning immune systems, company officials said Tuesday during a media briefing.
- NOAA prepares for Hawaiian monk seal vaccinations Updated: Jul-18-15 12:56 pm
HONOLULU - Marine officials are readying for the possibility of a disease outbreak in Hawaiian waters, hoping to protect the dwindling Hawaiian monk seal population from morbillivirus. The disease has killed thousands of dolphins and seals around the world.
- Ohio to require students to be immunized against meningitis Updated: Jul-17-15 3:10 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio will require students to be immunized against meningitis under a new law.
- Fighting for black-footed ferrets Updated: Jul-16-15 11:16 am
POWELL, Wyoming - A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," Mary Poppins said.
- New law requires 2 vaccines for students by October Updated: Jul-16-15 9:58 am
HELENA, Montana - Health officials are reminding parents to vaccinate kids against chickenpox and whooping cough as a new state law takes effect this fall.
- DHH asks parents to ensure vaccinations are current Updated: Jul-16-15 4:18 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - With the beginning of a new school year quickly approaching, state health regulators are urging parents to make sure their children have received all required vaccinations.
- Initiative to repeal California vaccine law advances Updated: Jul-14-15 1:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's secretary of state says the proponents of a ballot measure to repeal the state's new mandatory vaccination law can begin collecting signatures for their effort.
- EU drug regulator starts safety review of HPV vaccines Updated: Jul-13-15 7:05 am
LONDON - The European Medicines Agency says it has started a review of cervical cancer vaccines to see if they are linked to two rare conditions, but emphasized it hasn't changed its recommendations for how the shots should be used.
- At least 5 kids got wrong immunizations at New Jersey clinic Updated: Jul-07-15 11:42 am
SALEM, New Jersey - At least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got an "excessive dose" of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, authorities said.
- USDA cites West Virginia zoo for handling of tiger cubs Updated: Jul-06-15 4:07 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A West Virginia zoo used tiger cubs in photoshoots without properly feeding or vaccinating them, according to federal inspectors.
- Immigrant children given adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine Updated: Jul-04-15 5:23 pm
SAN ANTONIO - About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
- A look at the past week in the Oregon Legislature Updated: Jul-04-15 2:04 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers had a busy week, advancing dozens of bills and finalizing the budget as they prepare to adjourn the 2015 session in the coming days. Here's a look at some of the highlights from the past week:
- Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003 Updated: Jul-03-15 5:13 pm
SEATTLE - A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.
- House approves bill making schools publish vaccine rates Updated: Jul-02-15 9:32 pm
SALEM, Oregon - House lawmakers approved a measure Thursday ordering schools in Oregon to make public the number of vaccinated students they have enrolled in their classes and to carve out those rates by each disease.
- Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research Updated: Jul-01-15 5:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements in research reports.