April 22, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said fewer U.S. children received vaccinations required to enter kindergarten during the 2020-21 school year, with rates around 94 percent for measles, whooping cough, and chickenpox. That figure was down 1 percent from the prior year, as 35,000 children entered their first year of school without evidence of having the proper vaccinations. Researchers also noted that 400,000 fewer children than projected started kindergarten, all of whom also have uncertain vaccination statuses. (Articles here, here, here, here, and here)