Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine reluctance in Eastern Europe brings high COVID cost

Truck driver Andriy Melnik never took the coronavirus seriously. With a friend, he bought a fake vaccination certificate so his travel documents would appear in order when he hauled cargo to other parts of Europe.

Pediatrics

Polio leaves Ukraine toddler paralysed: ministry

An 18-month-old child has been left paralysed after contracting polio in Ukraine in a new case linked to low vaccination rates in the country, the health ministry said Wednesday.

Vaccination

California to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for health workers

California will require all of its roughly 2.2 million health care workers and long term care workers to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 30 as the nation's most populous state is losing ground in the battle against new infections ...

Vaccination

Amish put faith in God's will and herd immunity over vaccine

When health care leaders in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country began laying out a strategy to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, they knew it would be a tough sell with the Amish, who tend to be wary of preventive shots and ...

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