- Health officials in Lake County encourage flu shots Updated: Oct-03-15 4:01 am
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - The health department in Lake County is urging residents to get their annual flu shots.
- Planes, helicopters to drop rabies vaccine in NE Alabama Updated: Oct-02-15 5:31 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Health officials plane to use airplanes and helicopters to distribute rabies vaccine for raccoons across 10 counties in north Alabama.
- School districts lenient on new vaccine law Updated: Oct-01-15 1:41 pm
HELENA, Montana - School districts across Montana are giving students a bit more time to meet the state's new vaccine requirements.
- Group submits signatures to repeal California vaccine law Updated: Sep-28-15 8:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Supporters of an effort to repeal California's new law requiring mandatory vaccines for schoolchildren faced a Monday deadline to turn in enough signatures to qualify a ballot initiative asking voters to repeal the law.
- Some Vermonters may get religion as vaccine outs narrow Updated: Sep-27-15 2:23 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Parents in America's least devout state may be forced to find religion if they want to exempt their kids from getting vaccinated.
- USDA to distribute bait to vaccinate raccoons for rabies Updated: Sep-25-15 4:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Raccoons in parts of East and Middle Tennessee will be vaccinated for rabies under a U.S. Agriculture Department program.
- Purdue prof gets $1.6M grant to aid bird flu vaccine work Updated: Sep-24-15 3:50 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University scientist who's working on a vaccine that would protect humans against numerous bird flu viruses has won $1.6 million to boost his effort.
- Pfizer says it could be leader in cancer with many new drugs Updated: Sep-22-15 4:51 pm
Drug giant Pfizer is starting 20 clinical trials this year and more soon after on treatments to conquer cancer as it also seeks to gain leadership in one of the hottest, and most lucrative, areas of medicine.
- Iowa company gets first USDA license for bird flu vaccine Updated: Sep-21-15 4:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The first license to develop a bird flu vaccine has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a crucial step toward preventing another devastating outbreak like the one that led to the destruction of 48 million chickens and turkeys this spring.
- Southern Nevada Health District opening flu vaccine clinics Updated: Sep-20-15 7:51 am
LAS VEGAS - The regional health district in southern Nevada will begin offering annual flu vaccines beginning Monday at clinics in Las Vegas, Henderson and Mesquite.
- Doctors hopeful for better flu vaccine this winter Updated: Sep-19-15 1:32 pm
ST. LOUIS - Doctors in the St. Louis area are hopeful that a change to the flu vaccine will minimize outbreaks this winter.
- Things to know about the flu shot: Lots of options this year Updated: Sep-17-15 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.
- New Hampshire health department says 3 adults have influenza Updated: Sep-17-15 12:55 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire health officials say three adults in three different counties have tested positive for the influenza virus.
- Time for flu vaccine, updated after misery of last winter Updated: Sep-17-15 11:03 am
WASHINGTON - It's time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a repeat of the misery last winter, when immunizations weren't a good match for a nasty surprise strain.
- FACT CHECK: Republican debate features a few inflated claims Updated: Sep-17-15 4:27 am
WASHINGTON - Viewers of the second Republican presidential debate heard inflated claims about Planned Parenthood abortion practices and the risks of vaccines, as well as a dubious assertion by Donald Trump that he wasn't interested in establishing casinos in Florida back in Jeb Bush's days as a candidate for governor.
- Australia to penalize parents who don't vaccinate children Updated: Sep-16-15 2:23 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The Australian government said on Wednesday that it will pass a law that would withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children.
- CDC: State's vaccination rates for kids some of best in US Updated: Sep-15-15 9:54 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's childhood immunization rates are among the highest in the nation, according to federal health officials.
- GOP lawmakers ask schools to oppose HPV vaccine mandate Updated: Sep-14-15 12:15 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Two Republican lawmakers are asking school districts to oppose a requirement that all middle school students in Rhode Island get the HPV vaccine.
- World Health Organization: Polio detected in Mali Updated: Sep-08-15 9:33 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says a child has been paralyzed by polio which was detected in Mali.
- New Mexico vaccination rates reach record high Updated: Sep-04-15 5:05 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico health officials say vaccination rates among toddlers reached an all-time high last year.
- Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak Updated: Sep-03-15 10:35 am
KIEV, Ukraine - One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country's health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak.