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By Roby Chavez
At least seven states announced this week they will lift mask mandates for schools, but some public health experts and parents are concerned those decisions are being made too quickly without clear metrics for doing so. Dr. Mercedes Carnethon, a…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris
Pfizer asked the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday to authorize two low-dose shots for children between six months and 5 years old. Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, a professor of pediatric infectious disease at Stanford University who has helped conduct trials for…
Feb 1 is the first day all of a new two-phase plan requiring children in New Orleans are required to be fully vaccinated to enter public places or attend public K-12 public schools. It’s the first major city to implement…
As the omicron variant continues to spread, children under the age of five are still ineligible for vaccinations — leaving many families in limbo and wondering how best to navigate everyday life. We hear from some parents across the country…
By Stephanie Sy, Courtney Norris
By Stephanie Sy, Claire Mufson
Most of the nation’s nearly 100,000 public schools are open. But as the omicron surge continues, some districts are struggling to keep in-person learning going. Boston Public Schools have been operating in person since last spring, though a high number…
By Lindsey Tanner, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 have soared to unprecedented levels, a worrisome trend in youngsters too young to be vaccinated.
After seven and a half hours of testimony, a Louisiana House panel overwhelmingly rejects the contentious COVID vaccine proposal for Louisiana schools. The governor vows to move the proposal forward.
By Jason Kane and Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News
The number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 has surpassed 775,000. But left behind are tens of thousands of children — some orphaned entirely — after their parents or a grandparent who cared for them died. In this report co-produced with…
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson
Since the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, more than two million children have been vaccinated. Public health officials are highlighting the importance of providing vaccines to low…
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