Pediatrics

How to help kids return to the classroom

The COVID-19 pandemic not only kept kids home from school, but many skipped annual visits to their pediatricians as well. Orders for childhood vaccines dropped by 14% in 2020-2021 compared to 2019, and orders for the measles ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 lockdowns cause polio spike in Pakistan

A spike in the number of polio cases in Pakistan—the last refuge of the virus in the world along with neighboring Afghanistan—is being attributed by health experts to disruption in vaccination services caused by lockdowns ...

Vaccination

Judge waits to rule on letting unvaccinated go to school

A judge declined to immediately rule on whether to let unvaccinated children go back to school in New York after a hearing Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging a new state law eliminating religious exemptions to vaccines.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers

States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are ...

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