Montana Considers New Wave of Legislation to Loosen Vaccination Rules

When Deb Horning’s youngest daughter was 5, she got her measles, mumps, and rubella shot like many other kindergartners. But unlike many other moms, Horning had to stay away from her daughter for a week after the shot. Horning, 51, was diagnosed in 2014 with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive cancer — the five-year survival … Read more

Se acaba la era de las vacunas y las pruebas gratuitas contra covid. ¿Quién va a pagar?

Se está acabando el tiempo para las vacunas contra covid, los kits de prueba caseros, e incluso algunos tratamientos, gratuitos. La Casa Blanca anunció este mes que la emergencia nacional de salud pública, declarada a principios de 2020 en respuesta a la pandemia, expirará el 11 de mayo. Cuando termine, también lo harán muchas de … Read more

Era of ‘Free’ Covid Vaccines, Test Kits, and Treatments Is Ending. Who Will Pay the Tab Now?

Time is running out for free-to-consumer covid vaccines, at-home test kits, and even some treatments. The White House announced this month that the national public health emergency, first declared in early 2020 in response to the pandemic, is set to expire May 11. When it ends, so will many of the policies designed to combat … Read more

Public Health Agencies Turn to Locals to Extend Reach Into Immigrant Communities

When covid-19 vaccines became available, Colorado public health officials initially relied on mass vaccination events publicized through Facebook, email, and texts, and required Coloradans to book appointments online. But when that go-big strategy drove large disparities in who was getting vaccinated, public health departments in the Denver area decided to go small instead. They provided … Read more