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FACT FOCUS: States, not CDC, set school vaccine requirements

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday voted that the agency should update its recommended immunization…

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Panel votes to add COVID shots to recommended vaccinations

NEW YORK — COVID-19 shots should be added to the lists of recommended vaccinations for kids and adults, a panel…

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FDA clears updated COVID boosters for kids as young as 5

The U.S. on Wednesday authorized updated COVID-19 boosters for children as young as 5, seeking to expand protection ahead of…

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Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked

NEW YORK — A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades,…

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Secret vaccinations help Zimbabwe mothers protect children

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Dozens of women holding babies rushed to take their places on wooden benches at a clinic in…

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White House to encourage COVID boosters, flu shot this fall

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration hopes to make getting a COVID-19 booster as routine as going in for the yearly…

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California won’t expand teen vaccines without parental OK

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California won’t allow teens age 15 and up to be vaccinated against the coronavirus without their parents’…

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Pfizer COVID shots appear 73% effective in children under 5

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was 73% effective in protecting children younger than 5 as omicron spread in the spring, the company…

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EXPLAINER: Do I still have to wear a mask? What about kids?

The government’s new guidance on masks for vaccinated people has left some Americans confused and businesses and states scrambling By…

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The Latest: Japan expands emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — Japan is further expanding a coronavirus state of emergency to three additional areas ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.…

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