News & Perspective

Oct 12, 2018

Oct 12, 2018
Immunization history form

More young US kids not getting vaccinated

The median vaccine exemption rate in kindergartners climbed for the third year in a row, to 2.2%, and 1.3% of 2-year-olds get no vaccines.

Aug 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018
Vaccine prep

Physician knowledge gaps may limit use of MenB vaccine

A survey of primary care docs reveals significant gaps in their knowledge of serogroup B meningococcal vaccines.

Mar 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018
Baby boy in doctor's office

Parents less likely to vaccinate autistic kids, siblings

Of kids 7 years and older with autism, 82% got recommended vaccines by age 4, compared with 94% in those without autism.

Mar 07, 2018

Mar 07, 2018
Vaccinated baby

Study finds no immune overload for US kids' vaccine schedule

The extensive study adds to an already vast collection of data on vaccine safety.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Oct 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017
Vaccine older patient

ACIP gives nod to new shingles vaccine, 3rd MMR dose for outbreaks

Panel gives a preference to Shingrix and recommends MMR for mumps outbreaks.

Aug 30, 2017

Aug 30, 2017
Hurricane Harvey flood rescue

Experts: Avoid unneeded tetanus shots in wake of Harvey

"It would be a mistake to divert important resources during this time toward tetanus vaccination."

Aug 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017
Teen vaccination

CDC: HPV vaccine rates climb, but disparities exist

Though coverage still isn't optimal, for the first time rates topped 60%, with the boys' level gaining ground on the girls'.

Aug 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017
Somalia measles vaccination

Continued measles spread in Somalia crisis prompts WHO call for donor support

The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.

Jul 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017
Child vaccination

Study: Small drop in vaccine uptake can trigger measles outbreak

The study shows that even a 5% drop in vaccine coverage could trigger a significant outbreak.

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