FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 file photo, a patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)
(AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 19, 2020 - 1:11 pm
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Pharmacists in all 50 states are now allowed to give childhood vaccinations under a new directive aimed at preventing future outbreaks of measles and other preventable diseases. Alex Azar, the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 15, 2019 - 1:06 pm
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Health officials on Monday said 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago. While 20 states have reported...
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