- Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox Updated: Sep-01-15 7:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central leaders may have been exposed.
- Health officials cancel 2 community meetings on HPV vaccine Updated: Sep-01-15 12:51 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Department of Health has canceled two community meetings to discuss a new requirement that all middle school students in the state get the HPV vaccine, saying a video posted online contained threatening remarks.
- Minnesota health officials tout stronger flu vaccine Updated: Aug-31-15 4:01 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Health officials in Minnesota say this season's flu vaccine will be stronger than last year.
- Man pleads not guilty to anti-vaccination vandalism Updated: Aug-28-15 5:26 pm
LOS ANGELES - A Southern California man charged with spray-painting anti-vaccination graffiti on public buildings and freeway onramps has pleaded not guilty to vandalism.
- NY to require full vaccine series before kids start school Updated: Aug-28-15 4:48 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state is changing school immunization requirements to ensure children receive their final doses of three standard vaccines before entering school.
- Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates Updated: Aug-28-15 11:50 am
CLEVELAND - The percentage of children receiving the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time has increased in Ohio, and a state official said a measles outbreak might have helped raise awareness.
- About 67 percent of Washington toddlers vaccinated on time Updated: Aug-27-15 8:55 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State health officials say just 67 percent of Washington toddlers get all their vaccinations on time.
- Health official: States should post local vaccination info Updated: Aug-27-15 4:34 pm
NEW YORK - How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
- Officials: Missing forms needed for students to attend class Updated: Aug-26-15 5:22 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools say they are still waiting on immunization forms from about 1,200 of its youngest students.
- Vaccination rules won't immediately affect Illinois students Updated: Aug-23-15 10:19 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois families who don't want their children to be vaccinated will have to get a doctor's note before claiming a religious exemption, but the new state law won't affect students heading back to school in the coming weeks.
- Department of Health says vaccinations not just for children Updated: Aug-19-15 2:47 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The Department of Health is reminding South Dakotans that vaccination is important to protect adults from diseases that can cause serious health problems.
- Reno County monitoring continued cases of whooping cough Updated: Aug-18-15 3:16 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - The Reno County Health Department's director said he's cautiously optimistic that a whooping cough outbreak in the county is beginning to wane.
- South Dakota nurse embeds in colony life to transform care Updated: Aug-18-15 8:11 am
OLIVET, South Dakota - A spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens.
- Health officials say they won't change HPV vaccine mandate Updated: Aug-17-15 4:22 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - State health officials say there are no plans to change a new requirement that middle school students in Rhode Island get the HPV vaccine even though some parents, and now some lawmakers, have expressed concerns.
- Database helps Indiana nurses keep track of vaccinations Updated: Aug-16-15 9:52 am
FRANKLIN, Indiana - A statewide database is helping nurses keep track of students who need vaccinations before the new school year begins in Indiana.
- Health Department urges HPV vaccine for girls and boys Updated: Aug-16-15 8:34 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Health says not enough Vermont teens are fully vaccinated against human papilloma virus - a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cancer later.
- Maine court: State can vaccinate child over mother's wishes Updated: Aug-14-15 1:46 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's highest court says that the state can have a child in its custody vaccinated over the parent's objections.
- WVU Medicine, Mon Health System to require flu vaccination Updated: Aug-14-15 6:10 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - WVU Medicine and Mon Health System are requiring employees and volunteers to be vaccinated against the flu as a condition of employment.
- Blue Cross van connects families with vaccination services Updated: Aug-11-15 12:22 pm
HELENA, Montana - Public school students are required to be vaccinated against chickenpox and whooping cough by Oct. 1, and a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana Care Van is touring the state to connect families with free or reduced shots.
- Scientists say fetal tissue essential for medical research Updated: Aug-11-15 10:45 am
BOSTON - The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS.
- Health Department: expecting mothers should get vaccinated Updated: Aug-11-15 2:43 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Department of Health is reminding expecting mothers to get vaccinated during pregnancy in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month.
- Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV Updated: Aug-10-15 6:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.
- Strep's evolution may provide clues for developing a vaccine Updated: Aug-10-15 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.
- Health department reminds of vaccines before school start Updated: Aug-10-15 1:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - State health officials say it's time for students to get all their recommended vaccines before they return to school.
- Utah HPV vaccination rates up, but most teens not protected Updated: Aug-09-15 3:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's low rates of vaccination against cancer-causing sexually transmitted HPV are edging upward, but public health officials say that there's still work to be done.