Immunizations

December 10, 2018 - 4:59 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak based in neighboring Congo. A statement says South Sudan's health ministry will begin vaccinating some health workers and other...
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In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 and made available Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, a caretaker already cured of Ebola is seen carrying a four day old baby suspected of having Ebola into a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) supported Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, Congo. Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, according to the World Health Organization. (John Wessels/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 11:45 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight. Butembo, with more than 1 million residents, is now...
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This photo released by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent driving in the Syrian desert heading to Rukban camp between the Jordan and Syria borders, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. U.N. officials and volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent offered vaccinations for children Sunday and distributed much needed aid, the first such assistance since January to reach thousands of people in a remote camp for the displaced on Syria's border with Jordan. Residents say it is the first time they see international humanitarians roaming their desolate camp, where nearly 50,000 have been stranded in a political void. (Syrian Arab Red Crescent via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 12:58 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — U.N. officials and volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent offered children vaccinations and distributed desperately needed aid on Sunday, the first such assistance to reach thousands in a remote camp for the displaced on Syria's border with Jordan since January...
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November 04, 2018 - 6:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish health officials are calling on people to vaccinate themselves and their children after measles cases were reported in the region around Warsaw. Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said 17 recent measles cases in the Mazovia Province all resulted from parents failing to...
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November 01, 2018 - 3:14 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018. Israeli media reported Thursday that an 18-month-old baby died of complications of the disease at a Jerusalem hospital, the country's first death from...
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Hepatitis A
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October 24, 2018 - 10:14 am
A U.S. advisory committee is recommending routine hepatitis A vaccinations for homeless people, following an increase in outbreaks of the contagious liver disease. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation at a meeting Wednesday in Atlanta. Homeless encampments can...
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October 19, 2018 - 8:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the approval of the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging it was linked to three deaths. The European Medicines Agency said Friday it had adopted a "positive opinion...
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This undated image provided by Merck on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the company's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. (Merck via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 6:03 am
U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. The vaccine was previously only for preteens and young adults through 26. The Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil 9 for women and men through 45. The vaccine protects against the human...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 file photo, health workers walk with a boy suspected of having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. The World Health Organization says the risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now "very high" after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border. The outbreak in northeastern Congo is larger than the previous one in the northwest and more complicated for health officials with insecurity from rebel groups. As of Friday, Sept. 28 there were 124 confirmed Ebola cases including 71 deaths. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, file)
September 29, 2018 - 6:43 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now "very high" after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in northeastern Congo is now larger than the previous one in the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, doctor Roberto Ieraci vaccinates a child in Rome. Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof their children kids received 10 mandatory vaccinations. Earlier in the week, the Senate passed legislation extending till March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or kindergarten. The certification requirement was supposed to have kicked in before the September start of school. But the populist government wanted to extend the deadline. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
September 22, 2018 - 1:29 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or...
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