The omicron-fueled surge that is sending COVID-19 cases rocketing in the U.S. is putting children in the hospital in close to record numbers.
By Martha Bellisle, Associated Press
Millions of children over five across America have been vaccinated against the coronavirus – advancing the fight against the pandemic. Still, parents have concerns about potential side effects and possible booster shots. Dr. Sallie Permar, pediatrician-in-chief at New York Presbyterian…
By PBS NewsHour
The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to kids and information to parents on the benefits of the shots.
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
Schoolchildren take the spotlight this week as the U.S. enters a new phase in COVID-19 vaccination aimed at curbing deaths, hospitalizations and more than a year of disrupted education.
By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
By Lauran Neergaard, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel will have a discussion and vote Tuesday on the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of five to 11.
By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Next week, advisers to the CDC will discuss which youngsters should get vaccinated. In the meantime, Pfizer plans to begin shipping millions of vials of the new doses to vaccination sites.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
U.S. health officials are changing their definition of lead poisoning in young children. The more stringent standard was announced Thursday.
By Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat are offering only "tweaks and minor changes" in their operations to ensure young users' safety amid rising concern over the platforms' potential harm to children, the head of a Senate panel told the companies' executives.
By Marcy Gordon, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they’re doing to ensure young users’ safety on their platforms.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.