In Pakistan, one out of every 20 children dies before age five. Now, childhood immunization rates -- already low -- have dropped sharply during the pandemic, raising fears of a looming increase in infant mortality. Special correspondent Fred de Sam…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sarah Clune Hartman
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, top American pediatricians could see another crisis looming ahead: a swarm of mini-epidemics of childhood diseases returning as families withdrew from regular medical care.
By Laura Santhanam
As health care officials around the world struggle to respond to novel coronavirus, another deadly -- and far more contagious -- disease is on the rise, fueled in large part by insufficient immunization. In some countries, military conflict diminishes access…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Courtney Norris
In our news wrap Thursday, a U.S. official said Iran may have killed more than a thousand people in a crackdown on mass protests. Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, cited reports from intelligence analysis and inside the country;…
By Nsikan Akpan, Vanessa Dennis
PBS NewsHour breaks down the U.S. fall and rise of the measles in 3 charts.
By Nsikan Akpan
A new study reminds us of how much vaccine effectiveness hinges on one thing: our personal genetics.
By Michael Hill, Associated Press
Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that have been hit hardest by measles.
By Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press
Unvaccinated or undervaccinated kindergartners in at least 10 states were allowed to enroll provisionally for the last school year, without any formal exemption.
By Nsikan Akpan
If you had measles as a child, do you need another shot? What if you can’t remember if you were vaccinated? Your measles questions answered.
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