The number of zero-dose children (14.3 million) decreased 21%, from 18.1 million in 2021, but was still 11% higher than the 12.9 million in 2019.
A cross-sectional analysis showed that for the first time since 2013, HPV vaccination initiation did not increase among adolescents aged 13 to 17 years.
In the small phase 1 study, children received a single dose of the live attenuated nasal vaccine.
DTaP, PCV, and Hib coverage lagged behind the other childhood vaccines, as did overall coverage in some racial and income groups.
Increases in countries that already had good momentum overshadowed struggles other countries had with regaining lost ground.
HIV was the only cause of disease that rose over time, especially among females and older children and adolescents.
The biggest declines in the belief "Vaccines are important for children" occurred in the DR Congo (20% decline), followed by Uganda (14%) and Nigeria (10.5%).
Study brings light to the complicated relationship between COVID-19 vaccines, parental choice, and public health.
Data reveal a decline in vaccine uptake, a higher newborn death rate, less consumption of solid or semisolid foods, and lower rates of physical growth.
Experts from the Annenberg Public Policy Center prefer "Vaccination Safety Monitor" or "Vaccination Safety Watch" over VAERS.