Childhood immunizations

July 28, 2017 - 7:38 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's parliament has given final approval to a new program making a slate of childhood vaccinations mandatory for school children up to age 16. The packet approved Friday was hotly contested in Italy, where the number of children being vaccinated has dropped in recent decades, a...
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The South African Minister of Health Dr Riek Gai Kok speaks during a press conference in Juba, South Sudan Friday, June 2, 2017. South Sudan's government says 15 young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines. (AP Photo/ Samir Bol)
June 02, 2017 - 6:21 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan's government announced Friday. The United Nations said the children died of "severe sepsis/toxicity" from the...
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June 02, 2017 - 4:45 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan's government announced Friday. The health ministry blamed the deaths on human error. One syringe was used for all the...
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May 26, 2017 - 6:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccinations. The measure is part of a government effort to improve vaccination rates in the country. These have dropped in recent years,...
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May 19, 2017 - 12:56 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Italian government on Friday made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending school up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterizes as misinformation about vaccines. The new measures followed an intense public debate over vaccines after a measles outbreak and political...
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In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017 photo, Amira Hassan, of Burnsville, Minn., plays in the waiting room at the specialty clinic at Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis. Hassan went to the hospital's clinic for a routine wellness check, but had to wear a mask to protect her from measles after an outbreak has sickened more than 30 children in Minnesota. The masks are just one precaution that hospitals are taking to try to control the spread of the disease, which is predominantly affecting Minnesota's Somali community. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti)
May 03, 2017 - 1:49 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state's large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles vaccine because of unfounded fears that it causes autism. Somalis are just the latest example of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. WHO said Monday, April 24, 2017, that the vaccine has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if used with existing measures. The challenge is whether impoverished countries can deliver the required four doses of the vaccine for each child. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
April 24, 2017 - 6:39 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest...
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