'This is alarming': Vaccination contributions in formative
years fall as outbreaks of measles
Vaccination rates against measles, polio and other diseases fell again among kindergartners
who had 12 months left in school
a trend public health officials warn puts children at risk of diseases
that they can be prevented with vaccines.
Approximately 93% of kindergarten children during the 2021-22 school
year completed immunizations against measles
and rubella; diphtheria, tetanus
and pertussis; polio; and chickenpox.
Coverage fell nearly 1% from 2020-21 and about 2% from the 12 months
before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
according to a test from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention released Thursday.
Public fitness officials said the file showed college-age vaccination
costs worsened at some point in the pandemic
as families neglected doctor visits and
school workouts were disrupted.
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