Childhood Vaccines

Recent News

Jun 15, 2020
Pediatrician consulting with parents

Vaccine-hesitant parents especially leery of flu shots, study finds

About 1 in 15 US parents (6.1%) is hesitant about childhood vaccines, while 1 in 4 (26%) are unsure about flu vaccines.

May 19, 2020

News Scan for May 19, 2020

COVID-19 spread at church
LA County COVID-19 seroprevalence
Coughs and saliva droplets
Childhood vaccination during pandemic
ID consult and antibiotic use
Apr 23, 2020

News Scan for Apr 23, 2020

E coli sproutbreak probe ends
Ebola case connections
Concern over immunizations
WHO malaria warning
Combo treatment for anthrax
Feb 25, 2020

News Scan for Feb 25, 2020

MERS case in Saudi Arabia
Adjuvanted flu vaccine for seniors
Tetanus, diphtheria boosters in adults
Avian flu in 3 countries
Feb 18, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 18, 2020

CARB-X funds for peptides
Airborne antimicrobial resistance
Rising resistance in kids' pneumococci
Jan 23, 2020
Meningococcus bacteria in spinal fluid

Studies: MenB vaccine prevents illness but not carriage rates

The two studies address unanswered questions about the vaccine, experts say.

Jan 15, 2020

News Scan for Jan 15, 2020

E coli lettuce probe over
Americans' mistrust of vaccines
Infectious disease probe in Kentucky
Flu in kids with asthma
Jan 13, 2020

News Scan for Jan 13, 2020

New DRC Ebola cases
More CWD in Minnesota
Mandatory vaccination in Europe
Avian flu in 3 nations
Jan 09, 2020

News Scan for Jan 09, 2020

CWD on Wisconsin deer farms
Minnesota CWD deer ban defier
Autism caregivers' vaccine views
Jan 08, 2020
Boy receiving measles shot

Americans largely say benefits of measles vaccine outweigh risks

A related study highlights the impact of misinformation on HPV immunization.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bramer CA, Kimmins LM, Swanson R, et al. Decline in child vaccination coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic—Michigan Care Improvement Registry, May 2016–May 2020. MMWR 2020 (published online May 18)

Bryan MA, Hofstetter AM, deHart MP, et al. Vaccination status and resource use during hospital visits for respiratory illnesses. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Oct 17)

Clipet-Jensen C, Andersen A, Jensen AK, et al. Out-of-sequence vaccinations with measles vaccine and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine: a re-analysis of demographic surveillance data from rural Bangladesh. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Mar 18)

Costa JC, Weber AM, Darmstadt GL, et al. Religious affiliation and immunization coverage in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Vaccine 2019 (published online Nov 30)

Domek GJ, Contreras-Roldan IL, Bull S, et al. Text message reminders to improve infant immunization in Guatemala: a randomized clinical trial. Vaccine 2019 Sep 30;37(42):6192-200

Elkin LE, Pullon SRH, Stubbe MH. 'Should I vaccinate my child?' comparing the displayed stances of vaccine information retrieved from Google, Facebook and YouTube. Vaccine 2020 Mar 17;38(13):2771-8

Feldstein LR, Fox G, Shefer A, et al. School-based delivery of routinely recommended vaccines and opportunities to check vaccination status at school, a global summary, 2008-2017. Vaccine 2019 (published online Nov 1)

Fombonne E, Goin-Kochel RP, O'Raok BJ. Beliefs in vaccine as causes of autism among SPARK cohort caregivers. Vaccine 2020 (published online Jan 8)

Gidengil C, Chen C, Parker AM, et al. Beliefs around childhood vaccines in the United States: a systematic review. Vaccine 2019 (published online Sep 24)

Gortz M, Brewer NT, Hansen PR, et al. The contagious nature of a vaccine scare: how the introduction of HPV vaccination lifted and eroded MMR vaccination in Denmark. Vaccine 2020 (published online May 15)

Hill HA, Singleton JA, Yankey D, et al. Vaccination coverage by age 24 months among children born in 2015 and 2016 — National Immunization Survey-Child, United States, 2016-2018. MMWR 2019 Oct 18;68(41):913-8

Hofstetter AM, Jacobson EN, deHart MP, et al. Early childhood vaccination status of preterm infants. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Aug 7)

Johnson NF, Velasquez N, Restrepo NJ, et al. The online competition between pro- and anti-vaccination views. Nature 2020 (published online May 13)

Kempe A, Saville AW, Albertin C, et al. Parental hesitancy about routine childhood and influenza vaccination: a national survey. Pediatrics 2020 Jul;146(1):e20193852

Lewnard JA, Lo NC, Arinaminpathy N, et al. Childhood vaccines and antibiotic use in low- and middle-income countries. Nature 2020 (published online Apr 29)

Madlon-Kay DJ, Smith ER. Interpreters' knowledge and perceptions of childhood vaccines: effect of an educational session. Vaccine 2019 (published online Nov 19)

Modanloo S, Stacey D, Dunn S, et al. Parent resources for early childhood vaccination: an online environmental scan. Vaccine 2019 (published online Oct 4)

Mohanty S, Joyce CM, Delamater PL, et al. Homeschooling parents in California: attitudes, beliefs and behaviors associated with child's vaccination status. Vaccine 2020 (published online Jan 22)


Morrison M, Castro LA, Meyers LA. Conscientious vaccination exemptions in kindergarten to eighth-grade children across Texas schools from 2012 to 2018: a regression analysis. PLoS Med 2020 Mar 10;17(3):e1003049

Ng Y, Chua LAV, Cui L, et al. Seroprevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases among children and adolescents in Singapore: results from the National Paediatric Seroprevalence Survey 2018. Int J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Dec 13)

Nyathi S, Karpel HC, Sainani KL, et al. The 2016 California policy to eliminate nonmedical vaccine exemptions and changes in vaccine coverage: an empirical policy analysis. PLOS Med 2019 Dec 23;16(12):e1002994

Opel DJ, Henrikson N, Lepere K, et al. Previsit screening for parental vaccine hesitancy: a cluster randomized trial. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Oct 9)

Pingali SC, Delamater PL, Buttenheim AM, et al. Associations of statewide legislative and administrative interventions with vaccination status among kindergartners in California. JAMA 2019 Jul 2;322(1):49-56

Public Health England. Ebola virus disease: information for workers in at risk countries. Oct 9, 2019


Sangha P, McCullough JM. Trends in school-level vaccination coverage from 2015 to 2018: increases in exemption rates and declines in herd immunity in Arizona. Vaccine 2020 (published online Apr 30)

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