Vaccination

Thousands of US children get NO vaccines at all - and the number is growing, CDC report reveals

5 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

An estimated 100,000 young children have not had a vaccination against any of the 14 diseases for which shots are recommended, the CDC said.
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Kindergarteners maintain high vaccination rates despite increasing exemptions

Kindergarteners maintain high vaccination rates despite increasing exemptions

5 monthes ago   |   By Healio

Although kindergarteners enrolled in the 2017-2018 school year were able to maintain high rates of vaccination coverage - specifically with the measles, mumps and rubella; DTaP; and varicella vaccines - researchers observed a slight increase in vaccine exemptions.
In an MMWR, Jenelle L. Mellerson, MPH, an epidemiologist at Certified Technical Experts Inc. and the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, and colleagues examined nationwide coverage rates with state-required vaccinations of DTaP, MMR and varicella using data reported to the CDC for the
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Vaccine Exemptions Up for Third Year in a Row, CDC Reports

5 monthes ago   |   By Medscape

Although overall vaccination coverage is high, coverage could be improved in several states, including Oregon and the District of Columbia, the agency said.
Medscape Medical News
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