For the sixth year in a row, the number of U.S. births fell in 2020, reaching the lowest level since 1979. The fertility rate remains "below replacement" — the level needed to compensate for deaths.
The company said in late March that clinical trials showed the vaccine elicits "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" in adolescents.
A year ago, COVID-19 cases in children made up less than 3% of the U.S. total. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said children represented 22.4% of new cases.
This isn't the first big vaccine rollout, and the past holds lessons for the pandemic present. Here's a look at how the polio vaccine overcame U.S. hesitancy.
This year's Leica Women Foto Project highlights girls defying cultural taboos and learning to swim in Zanzibar and a young Native American runner who triumphed despite a coach's lack of faith.
This week, in the middle of a pandemic, the United Nations took a stand about an issue that has nothing to do with disease but is one of the top causes of death for children ages 5 to 14.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with pediatricians Nia Heard-Garris of Northwestern University and Jose Romero, Arkansas secretary of health, about what's safe and not safe to do with unvaccinated children.
Can I get a massage? Travel with my unvaccinated kids? Eat indoors at a restaurant? Hit the gym? Experts weigh in with advice on 16 frequently asked post-vaccination questions.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it's expanding a pandemic program into the summer to help families pay for meals their children won't get in school.
The pandemic has been stressful for millions of children. If that stress isn't buffered by caring adults, it can have lifelong consequences. There's a lot schools can do to keep that from happening.
Child care workers were vital for allowing other essential workers to stay on the job, but with more Georgia parents working from home, jobless or working fewer hours, demand has not yet returned. Some child care facilities report enrollment at 75% or lower.
Long-term care options are expensive and often out of reach for elders and people with disabilities. Part of the president's proposed infrastructure plan would help fund home-based health services.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alabama State Rep. Jeremy Gray about his bill to bring yoga back to the state's public schools.
Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson vetoed a bill today that would have stopped doctors in Arkansas from treating transgender youth with hormones, puberty blockers or surgery.
Many state Medicaid programs pay out-of-state providers much less than in-state facilities, often making it hard for families with medically complex children to get the care they seek.