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1 month ago

MIS-C cases in 2023 mostly among unvaccinated children: CDC report

The report found that 82.1% of children who contracted MIS-C were unvaccinated.
1 month ago
MIS-C cases in 2023 mostly among unvaccinated children: CDC report
2 months ago

7th measles case confirmed in outbreak linked to Florida elementary school

The seventh case of measles linked to an outbreak at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Florida was confirmed by officials on Tuesday.
2 months ago
7th measles case confirmed in outbreak linked to elementary school in this state
2 months ago

Children's MMR vaccine rate drops 2%, 250,000 kindergarteners vulnerable to measles: CDC

National MMR coverage has dropped 2% from the 2019-2021 school year to the 2022-2023 school year,
2 months ago
Children's MMR vaccine rate drops 2%, 250,000 kindergarteners vulnerable to measles
3 months ago

Doctors' group offers free measles vaccines in Philadelphia to fight outbreak

A doctors' group is offering free measles vaccines for unvaccinated residents in Philadelphia to fight an outbreak that has infected eight people so far.
3 months ago
Doctors' group offers free measles vaccines in Philadelphia to fight outbreak
3 months ago

Downward trend in measles vaccination rates has health experts concerned

The national vaccination rate for kindergarten-aged children dropped from 95% in 2019-2020 to 93% in the 2022-23 school year.
3 months ago
Downward trend in measles vaccination rates has health experts concerned
4 months ago

Critics say a fumbled rollout of the brand-new RSV shot for babies has pediatricians worried and frustrated

What factors led up to the fumbled rollout of the brand-new RSV shot for babies that has pediatricians worried and frustrated.
4 months ago
Critics say a fumbled rollout of new RSV shot for babies has pediatricians worried
5 months ago

Why this state is lagging behind the rest of the US in routine childhood vaccinations

A recent CDC report found Idaho is lagging behind the rest of the U.S. when it comes to routine childhood vaccinations. Experts reveal why that may be the case.
5 months ago
Why one state is lagging behind rest of the US in childhood vaccinations
5 months ago

Global measles cases rose 18% in 2022 amid low vaccination rates: Report

Domestic measles cases surged in 2019, with an estimated 1,274 people sick in at least 31 states -- the greatest number of cases reported since 1992, the CDC says.
5 months ago
Global measles cases rose 18% in 2022 amid low vaccination rates: Report
5 months ago

Exemptions for routine childhood vaccination at highest level ever: CDC report

A new CDC report published Thursday found 93% of kindergartners met school requirements for childhood vaccinations, lower than the 95% seen pre-pandemic.
5 months ago
Exemptions for routine childhood vaccination at highest level ever: CDC report
7 months ago

What to know about updating your vaccine status for the upcoming viral season

ABC News medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton shares what you should know about getting your COVID-19, flu and RSV vaccines.
7 months ago
What to know about updating your vaccine status for the upcoming viral season
9 months ago

New study on non-completion of vaccination series in children

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton explains a new study that found one in every six toddlers initiated but did not complete a multi-dose vaccine series.
9 months ago
New study on non-completion of vaccination series in children
10 months ago

CDC says infants should get extra measles vaccine prior to traveling abroad as cases rise

The CDC issued a Health Alert this week, warning Americans about rising measles cases linked to international travel.
10 months ago
CDC says infants traveling abroad should get extra measles vaccine
1 year ago

3 ways you may be able to boost your vaccine response

The most important thing is to get vaccinated no matter the circumstances, doctors say.
1 year ago
3 tips that may help make your vaccines go the extra mile
2 years ago

Pfizer's RSV vaccine candidate over 85% effective in older adults, data shows

Pfizer announced Thursday that its vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus was 85.7% effective in preventing lower respiratory tract illness in older adults.
2 years ago
Pfizer's RSV vaccine candidate over 85% effective in older adults, data shows
2 years ago

What to know about the polio vaccine and why most people aren't at risk of infection

Public health experts tell ABC News which vaccine is used to protect against polio and why most Americans are unlikely to be infected with the disease.
2 years ago
Why most Americans are unlikely to be infected with polio
2 years ago

Polio vaccine boosters offered to kids in London as virus linked to New York case detected

Children in London are being offered polio vaccine boosters after sewage samples with the virus were found in multiple areas across the city.
2 years ago
London rolls out polio vaccine boosters to kids as US-linked virus found
2 years ago

What to know about vaccine-derived polio after rare case found in New York

New York health officials said a patient was infected with vaccine-derived polio. Here's what that means.
2 years ago
A US patient was diagnosed with vaccine-derived polio. Here's what that means
2 years ago

CDC recommends monkeypox vaccine to healthcare workers

The vaccine will mainly be available to healthcare workers and lab personnel.
2 years ago
CDC recommends monkeypox vaccine to healthcare workers
2 years ago

CDC panel to weigh in on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids

An independent CDC advisory panel will vote Tuesday on whether to recommend Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 in the U.S.
2 years ago
CDC panel to weigh in on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids
3 years ago

COVID-19 vaccination rates plummet to lowest level in months

The vaccination rate nationwide is down to the lowest level since January.
3 years ago
COVID-19 vaccination rates plummet to lowest level in months
3 years ago

HPV vaccine leads to more than 80% drop in infections: What parents need to know

The CDC found a more than 80% decline in HPV infections nationally.
3 years ago
What parents need to know about a new study on HPV vaccine
3 years ago

Pfizer and Moderna are safe and effective in pregnant women, provide antibodies to newborns

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe and effective in pregnant and lactating women and those women are able to pass protective antibodies to their newborns.
3 years ago
Pregnant women -- and their babies -- could benefit from Pfizer and Moderna: Study
3 years ago

FDA advisory panel votes to recommend Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Clinical studies showed that the one-shot vaccine provides strong protection against COVID-19, including 85% effectiveness against severe illness and preventing 100% of hospitalizations and death.
3 years ago
FDA advisory panel votes to recommend Johnson & Johnson vaccine
3 years ago

UK announces ‘mix and match’ vaccination study

The British government will begin a new trial to test mixing different types of COVID-19 vaccines, in which participants will receive one dose followed by a second booster shot of a different vaccine.
3 years ago
UK announces ‘mix and match’ vaccination study
4 years ago

One-third of parents are delaying giving vaccines to their children: Study

One-third of parents are delaying immunization
4 years ago
One-third of parents are delaying giving vaccines to their children: Study
4 years ago

Illinois pediatrician who killed himself may have forged patients' vaccination records, authorities say

An Illinois pediatrician who died by suicide last year may have forged patient's vaccination medical records, according to investigators.
4 years ago
Pediatrician who killed himself may have forged vaccination records, authorities say