Citing the recent debt ceiling deal, the CDC is trimming its funding to child vaccination programs that focus on communities vulnerable to disease outbreaks. The cuts come despite data showing the percentage of children getting vaccinated has dropped in recent years.
COVID-19 disrupted health care across the globe. causing the biggest drop in childhood vaccination rates in decades. UNICEF's latest estimates find that nearly 50 million children entirely missed out.
A report from WHO and UNICEF states that last year, 25 million children missed out on one or more "lifesaving vaccines" — for diseases like tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, polio and yellow fever.
Dr Atul Gawande, the surgeon and bestselling health writer talks, to NPR about the problems he has inherited as the new head of USAID's global health office.
Senate bills 372 and 345, have been promoted as being explicitly about stopping mandated proof of COVID vaccination to access government services. But neither mentions COVID and could broadly affect vaccine mandates altogether.
Francis says individuals have a responsibility to care for themselves "and this translates into respect for the health of those around us."
There are fresh logistical challenges, warns the White House's COVID czar in an exclusive interview with NPR. For example, young children will be getting a smaller dose delivered via smaller needles.
As school systems across the state prepare to return to the classroom, a number of Georgia counties are seeing an increase in COVID infections among school-aged children.
Yes, that was the plan. Then along came the delta variant. And now people who are vaccinated are wondering: Are there circumstances in which a mask would be advisable?
Some patterns are emerging in Georgia just a few weeks into COVID-19 vaccinations for children between 12 and 15, even though only a fraction of them have been vaccinated.
Children's immunizations dropped dramatically during the pandemic, and health officials are eager to get kids caught back up on their routine shots before they return to school.
Children between 12 and 15 years old are now allowed to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Georgia, and around the country — which sets up a challenge in bridging gaps in vaccine access between the moneyed north of Georgia and the rest of the state.
The games, already delayed by a year due to COVID-19, are set to begin July 23 despite reluctance by many Japanese to go ahead with the Olympics amid the ongoing pandemic.
The reactions “were consistent with common reactions in adults being vaccinated with any vaccine, but due to the number of individuals affected, the site stopped the J&J vaccinations to evaluate,’’ Public Health said in a news release.
A new data source from the CDC sheds light on why Georgia’s COVID_19 vaccine numbers look so different from those provided by the federal government.