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Vaccination Exemption Rates Increased Among U.S. Kindergarteners in 40 States

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A new report published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) states that during the 2022–2023 school year, vaccination coverage remained at 93 percent for all reported vaccines. However, the vaccine exemption rate increased 0.4 percentage points to three percent. Exemptions increased in 41 states, and […]

15-Month-Old Girl Dies Two Days After ‘Well-Baby Visit’ Vaccinations

Melody Rain

A 15-month-old girl died in Warwick, New York on Oct. 19, 2023, two days after receiving three shots of five vaccines during a routine well-baby visit with a pediatrician at the Herbert Kania Pediatric Group. Melody Rain Palombi-Malmgren was a “perfectly healthy child,” according to her mother, Katherine Palombi. She was administered the varicella (chickenpox), […]

Study Shows Declining Childhood Vaccination Rates in U.S.

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A study published recently in the journal Pediatrics showed that in 2019 more than one in six children in the United States aged 19 to 35 months old did not receive all of the doses of vaccines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 The study examined the vaccination uptake rates […]

Childhood Vaccination Programs Face Major Cuts in Federal Funding

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State vaccination programs for children will face a reduction in funding from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grants. The federal immunization grant program, which funds the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, totaled approximately $680 million last year.1 The reduction in funding is alleged to be due to the debt ceiling deal reached […]

Flu Vaccination Associated With Increased Viral Shedding

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Opinion | When your body is infected with a disease-causing virus such as influenza, the virus is “shed” into the environment, via your saliva and other bodily fluids and skin lesions. If someone comes in contact with that shed virus, it’s possible that they, too, will become infected with the virus. There’s still a lot of […]

Ticks, Mammal Vaccine Ingredients and Alpha-gal Allergy

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Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS), the delayed, potentially fatal red meat allergy acquired through tick bites, has increased dramatically in the United States, and cases have also been reported in Sweden, Germany and Australia.1 As of 2013, more than 5,000 people in the Southwest U.S. have been diagnosed with the condition.2 In 2007, Scott Commins, MD, an […]

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