Vaccination was associated with lower risks of infection, COVID-19-related illnesses, and hospitalizations due to COVID-19-related illnesses in children.
These tips from a family physician on managing misinformation in the exam room can help reduce the spread of false and misleading narratives.
The COVID-19 pandemic derailed routine immunizations and triggered a flood of vaccine misinformation beyond the COVID shot. Here, 3 ways to move forward.
AAFP president Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, urges gentle but persistent efforts among all clinicians to get school-aged children back on vaccination track.
The Kaiser Family Foundation survey found a 10% drop in the proportion of adults who say MMR vaccination should be required for school attendance, and other "halo" effects.
Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, converts the 93% immunization rate for US kindergarteners into raw numbers of children now vulnerable to vaccine-preventable disease.
AAFP president Dr Iroku-Malize discusses the proposed reasons for the 2-year decrease in immunization rates which include extended vaccine exemptions for some students.
If approved, nirsevimab would be the first single-dose RSV preventative option for the broad newborn and infant population in the US.
A new study points to the Pfizer shot's initially limited protection against the COVID-19 Omicron variant in those aged 5-11 years and also the the value of vaccine boosters.
The FDA amended Pfizer and Moderna EUAs for updated COVID-19 vaccines to include children as young as age 6 months as holidays and winter weather approach.