Childhood immunizations

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Health Organization (WTO) said Monday Aug. 20, 2018, the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 with at least 37 people dead from the disease, and called for increased immunization rates to prevent an endemic. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 1:16 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half...
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Lara Melo, 3-year-old, receives a vaccine against measles in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Brazilian health authorities launched a nationwide vaccination campaign against measles and polio, two diseases that are showing up in larger numbers in Latin America's largest nation after being all but eradicated. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 06, 2018 - 2:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis. The initiative follows a measles outbreak that affected over 700 people, only two years after the disease was eradicated in Latin America's largest...
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June 29, 2018 - 3:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations has been placed on probation for 35 months by the state's medical board. Dr. Bob Sears had been accused of failing to obtain a detailed medical history before writing a 2014 letter excusing a...
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In this March 3, 2018 photo, public health workers go door-to-door in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, as part of a massive campaign to vaccinate people against yellow fever. Misinformation about the yellow fever vaccine is scaring people away from the operation that is trying to vaccinate millions in areas of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Bahia states that until recently were not considered at risk. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
March 12, 2018 - 12:12 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Elisangela Santos doesn't understand why everyone in her neighborhood on the outskirts of Sao Paulo is being told to get vaccinated for yellow fever this year. Yellow fever has long been endemic in parts of Brazil, and she smells a rat. "Every year, it's something else," the 44-...
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March 07, 2018 - 5:12 pm
Some health websites have misrepresented the fine print on an old vaccine label to falsely claim that the "FDA announced that vaccines are causing autism." Vaccines do not cause autism and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not make any new statement this week about the long-debunked claim...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017 file photo, a sign at the specialty clinic at Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis, alerts patients to a measles outbreak in the area. While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people don’t get vaccinated. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti, file)
March 02, 2018 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people don't get vaccinated. Measles is still a bigger problem across parts of Africa and Asia, where outbreaks can be particularly devastating in malnourished children...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 Doctor Roberto Ieraci checks a syringe before vaccinating a child in Rome. The nation is battling one of its worst epidemics of measles in recent years, reporting a six-fold increase in cases last year that accounted for a quarter of all the cases in Europe. And yet the Italian government's response, a new law requiring parents to vaccinate their kids against measles and nine other childhood diseases, has become one of the most divisive issues going into the nation’s March 4 general election. Public health authorities are incredulous that the small but loud anti-vax movement has gained traction during an entirely preventable measles outbreak, thanks to an election campaign where prominent politicians have questioned the safety of shots and denounced obligatory inoculations. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
February 26, 2018 - 3:31 am
ROME (AP) — In Italy, the fight against measles has moved from the doctor's office to the political battleground. The nation is facing one of its worst epidemics of measles in recent years, reporting a six-fold increase in cases last year that accounted for a quarter of all the cases in Europe. And...
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This undated photo provided by Dynavax on February 2018 shows vials of the Heplisav-B vaccine. It was licensed in the U.S., in November 2017 and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. (Ryan Skinner/Dynavax via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B. The vaccine, called Heplisav-B, was licensed for use in the U.S. in November and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. Hepatitis B vaccines have been in childhood shots for decades. But...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Most doses of vaccine are made in a production process that involves growing viruses in chicken eggs. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 15, 2018 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36 percent effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor'...
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February 07, 2018 - 4:44 am
PARIS (AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi insists there's no evidence of a link between the world's first dengue vaccine and children's deaths in the Philippines. Paris-based Sanofi said Wednesday it lost 19 million euros in the fourth quarter on the vaccine as it bought back unused medicines, but doesn't...
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