CDC: Measles cases rise to 971; disease elimination status threatened
May 30, 2019 -- CDC officials are stressing that MMR vaccine is safe and efective and vaccination
is key to stoppping the outbreaks.
CDC updates measles vaccination guidance for infants traveling to U.S. outbreak areas
May 22, 2019 -- Infants ages 6-11 months traveling to areas in the U.S. with measles outbreaks
should follow the vaccination recommendations of the health department in their destination.
Measles associated with numerous complications, death
May 17, 2019 -- Common complications associated with measles infection are diarrhea, otitis media
What are the indications, precautions, contraindications for MMR vaccination?
May 14, 2019 -- Contraindications for MMR vaccination include a history of severe reaction to a
previous dose or any component of the vaccine, pregnancy and immunosuppression.
Measles outbreak occurs despite stricter immunization requirements
May 9, 2019 -- To maintain herd protection against measles within a population, 95% of people
must be vaccinated.
CDC develops measles toolkit for health care providers
May 6, 2019 -- The toolkit includes resources to help pediatricians talk to families about MMR
Measles cases reach 25-year high
April 29, 2019 -- The case count of 704 is the highest since 1994 despite the virus having been eliminated
in the U.S. in 2000.
Measles cases hit new high; AAP urges vaccination
April 24, 2019 -- As measles cases climb to 695 the AAP urges families to vaccinate and lawmakers
to make it harder to opt out of vaccine requirements for school entry.
When should measles vaccine be given? What is interval between doses?
April 19, 2019 -- The first dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine should be given at 12-15
months followed by a second dose at 4-6 years.
Study: MMR vaccine not linked to increased autism risk
March 5, 2019 -- Data on more than 657,000 children in Denmark showed no increased risk of autism
after receiving the MMR vaccine.
How to address vaccine hesitancy: New AAP report says dismissal a last resort
August 29, 2016 -- The report offers tools to help pediatricians discussion vaccination with families
that are hesitant including online resources to educate them.
Eliminate nonmedical immunization exemptions for school entry, says AAP
August 29, 2016 -- The Academy supports medically indicated exemptions but says nonmedical exemptions
are inappropriate for individual, public health and ethical reasons.
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