CDC — School starts soon: Is your child fully vaccinated?
School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. Making sure that children receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your children’s long-term health—as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in your community. CDC has online resources and tools to help parents and doctors make sure all kids are up to date on recommended vaccines and protected from serious diseases. Get your children to the doctor if you discover they need vaccines to protect them against serious diseases.

New York Times — With Congress deadlocked, White House diverts funds to fight Zika
The Obama administration on Thursday said it was shifting $81 million away from biomedical research and antipoverty and health care programs to pay for the development of a Zika vaccine, resorting to extraordinary measures because Congress has failed to approve new funding to combat the virus. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of health and human services, told members of Congress in a letter that without the diverted funds, the National Institutes of Health and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority would run out of money to confront the mosquito-borne illness by the end of the month.

TIME — Nigeria to roll out emergency polio vaccinations
Nigeria has announced an emergency mass polio vaccination campaign after two children have been paralysed by the disease in Borno state, the BBC reports. Polio is a highly infectious disease mainly affecting children under the age of five and can cause fevers, vomiting, headaches, back pain and paralysis.

NJ.com — ‘Heroin babies’ skyrocketing in N.J. as statewide epidemic grips newborns
They scream and writhe. They vomit and sweat. They shake uncontrollably. They are literally born into suffering. The heroin epidemic in New Jersey has taken a staggering toll on its residents over the last decade, but in few places is this more apparent than the Neonatal Intensive Care Units around the state.