Tag: vaccinations


Measles vaccinations given in ’70s and ’80s may have worn off by now, doctor warns

March 1, 2024

Via: Fox News

If you were vaccinated for measles in the 1970s or ’80s, there’s a chance the protection has worn off by now, some doctors are warning. Amid the current measles outbreak in Florida, USF College of Public Health associate professor Jill […]


Childhood vaccinations are at an all-time low, the CDC reveals

November 10, 2023

Via: Fox News

Children’s rates of vaccination in this country are at a record low, according to a Thursday report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report disclosed the number of American kindergarten students who started the 2022-2023 school […]


Doctors urge vaccinations ahead of this year’s flu season, which could be ‘fairly bad,’ experts say

August 22, 2023

Via: Fox News

After last year’s “tripledemic” of RSV, flu and COVID reportedly overwhelmed health systems, experts are looking ahead to the 2023-2024 winter season and offering predictions. During the 2022-2023 flu season, the CDC estimates there were some 26 million cases of […]


California Says It Can No Longer Afford Aid for Covid Testing, Vaccinations for Migrants

February 22, 2023

Via: Kaiser Health News

All day and sometimes into the night, buses and vans pull up to three state-funded medical screening centers near California’s southern border with Mexico. Federal immigration officers unload migrants predominantly from Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, and Peru, most of whom await […]


COVID-19 drops out of top telehealth diagnoses in September even as virtual care use rises

December 7, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

COVID-19 spurred unprecedented telehealth use last year, but it’s still unclear how much consumer demand and access will remain after the national public health emergency ends. Use of virtual care as tracked by groups like New York-based Fair Health steadily […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Improving COVID-19 vaccinations through contact-tracing apps

October 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

What inspired your latest research into COVID-19? By training, I’m a mathematical physicist and before the pandemic my research focused on the applications of topology to quantum field theory. During our first lockdown, I began talking with some colleagues at […]


Public favors masks in classrooms but balks at mandating vaccinations for students

August 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

As the spread of the delta variant threatens the safety of classrooms, a poll released Wednesday found nearly two-thirds of parents support schools’ requiring unvaccinated students age 5 or older and teachers to wear masks. A majority of parents, however, […]


U.S. ramps up pace of vaccinations as Michigan, other states see outbreaks

April 5, 2021


The U.S. administered an average of 3.1 million Covid-19 shots per day over the last seven days and hit a new record over the weekend with more than 4 million shots administered in a single day as vaccine manufacturing picks […]


U.S. Covid cases rising again as restrictions ease despite benefits from increased vaccinations

March 29, 2021


As coronavirus cases rise once again in the United States, the country is also administering vaccinations at a faster pace than ever. U.S. Covid-19 cases More than 63,000 daily new Covid-19 cases are being reported in the U.S., based on […]


Biden will reach goal of having 100 million Covid vaccine ‘shots in arms’ in his first 100 days as early as Thursday

March 18, 2021


President Joe Biden is poised to meet his goal of delivering 100 million Covid-19 vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office as early as Thursday, a senior administration official told NBC News. The president reached the goal ahead […]


Op-ed: Hackers are targeting Covid-19 vaccinations. Here’s how to stop them

February 17, 2021


The Covid-19 vaccine has been a constant target for cybercriminals from creation to deployment. In December 2020, it was reported that vital vaccine data was accessed by hackers through a European regulator’s systems. More recently, it was revealed that documents […]

Innovation, Research

Survey finds US adults see vaccines as less important than they did in 2001

January 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

2015 measles outbreak damages support for vaccines While medical professionals conclusively agree that vaccines are essential for preventing serious diseases, a new survey has uncovered that parents do not share this perspective, particularly parents of younger children. A survey conducted […]


Why Will We See More Measles? Public Health Can Answer

August 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

As mentioned in my accompanying post, measles is on the rise in the U.S. and Europe. Many people don’t understand why is it on the rise in the U.S. One misconception is that refugees are a common source of measles. […]


Are Vaccinations Safe for Children with Allergies?

January 18, 2017

Via: Health Impact News

It is estimated that up to 15 million U.S. citizens are currently suffering from food allergies. In 2013, a paper published on the CDC website stated that between 1997 and 2011, the prevalence of food and skin allergies increased in […]


Why It’s Critical to Maintain a Record of Your Child’s Vaccines and Reactions

August 16, 2016

Via: Health Impact News

In 1953, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) recommended 16 doses of four vaccines for children. By 1983, those numbers had increased to 23 doses of seven vaccines. Today, states mandate as many as 69 doses of 16 vaccines for […]