Routine Childhood Vaccination Rates Fell as Misinformation About the COVID-19 Shot Rose
Anti-vaccine sentiments have been simmering in the U.S. since at least 1998, when the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, published—and later retracted—a fraudulent paper falsely linking childhood vaccines to autism. They’ve grown even stronger in the past two years, thanks to disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Though the development of the COVID-19 vaccines happened at an unprecedented pace, they’ve been rigorously tested, and have proven both safe and effective. Nevertheless, falsehoods about them—that the vaccines contained microchips, that they would alter the DNA of recipients...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Three Key Strategies to Improve Maternal Vaccination Rates
(MedPage Today) -- Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant women were at a high risk for negative health outcomes from certain vaccine-preventable infectious diseases such as the flu and whooping cough. The pandemic taught us two valuable lessons... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Don ’t call them anti-vaxxers – that just further erodes people’s trust | Gary Finnegan
There ’s been a worrying decline in diphtheria, polio and measles jabs. We should heed the lessons of Covid-19We forgot about measles. And tetanus and diphtheria. And polio. In the race to vaccinate the world against Covid-19, the global drive to suppress some of the biggest killers in history has fallen back.Almost12n doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in less than 18 months – a stunning achievement, even if the global distribution has been uneven. Yet more than30 million children have missed out on other basic vaccinations during the pandemic, with south-east Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gary Finnegan Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Health Society Science Immunology Source Type: news

Kindergarten Vaccination Rates For Measles, Mumps, Tetanus Fell Due To Pandemic Disruptions, CDC Says
Mandatory vaccine coverage for diseases like whooping cough and chickenpox decreased among kindergarteners last year as kids fell behind on their shots, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Leadership /leadership Education /education Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Your Pertussis Shot Protects Newborns at Holiday Gatherings
As people plan holiday get-togethers again given eased COVID-19 restrictions, physicians urge everyone to take precautions to protect the newest family members - infants - from a different disease: pertussis. Texas Medical Association physicians urge people meeting a newborn family member this holiday season to first get vaccinated against pertussis, or whooping cough. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11, the Biden Administration has signaled that it will rely on a “trusted messenger” to get information to parents and provide access to vaccines once they’re approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: schools. As part of the plan to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the youngest population yet, schools will again take on a role they’ve assumed during health crises throughout American history: promoting vaccination to keep kids and communities safe from infectious disease. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11, the Biden Administration has signaled that it will rely on a “trusted messenger” to get information to parents and provide access to vaccines once they’re approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: schools. As part of the plan to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the youngest population yet, schools will again take on a role they’ve assumed during health crises throughout American history: promoting vaccination to keep kids and communities safe from infectious disease. &ld...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Certiva (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The Big Number: At least 27 vaccines are available in the U.S.
They include ones to prevent polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, tetanus, whooping cough, mumps, measles, the flu and other diseases. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Why You Should Vaccinate Your Kids Against COVID-19
It’s time for my healthy nine-year-old son to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In fact, it’s time for every kid aged five to eleven to get vaccinated. An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the data from clinical trials assessing the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children five to eleven years old. The experts voted unanimously to recommend authorization for this vaccine in children in that age range. As a next step, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will decide whether all kids should have access to the vaccine, or only some. Some ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Vaccination Rates For Whooping Cough, HPV, Meningitis (And More) Plummeted During Covid Lockdown
Routine vaccinations fell across all age groups, according to a new study (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Fewer young children vaccinated against measles, whooping cough during pandemic, study finds
Many parents of younger children in the United States chose not to keep them up to date with routine vaccinations during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Thursday JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults need to take seriously vaccines for other diseases besides covid-19 and flu
Thousands of them get sick annually from illnesses — such as pertussis, shingles, human papillomavirus and pneumonia — that could have been prevented by vaccination. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Can Rusty Nails Cause Tetanus?
Discussion Clostridium tetani is a gram-positive bacillus that is anaerobic and spore forming. Tetanus spores are found universally worldwide in the soil and the stool of animals and people. The spores are hardy and can persist in a variety of environments. Contamination through the skin in wounds (especially deep puncture wounds) and the umbilicus are the primary entry points. It is not unusual for the organism not to grow in cultures. The bacteria grow in low oxygen environments and produces a potential neurotoxin which blocks the myoneural junction. Incubation period is 3-21 days, averaging 10 days. Neonatal tetanus gen...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Widens Routine Immunization Gaps in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020. The nearly 10% rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World health Organization (WHO) show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news