Vaccine News Roundup – February 8, 2019

Measles outbreak sends vaccine demand soaring, even among the hesitant” (NBC News)

How Kansas Hopes To Boost Low Vaccine Rates To Protect Kids Against Meningitis And More” (KCUR, Kansas City)

Hundreds of Michigan schools vulnerable to disease outbreak because of vaccine waiver rates” (, Michigan)

Senator calls for Acosta’s resignation over vaccination ‘scaremongering‘” (ABS-CBN, The Philippines)

More Wisconsin kids skip vaccines, citing ‘personal conviction.’ It’s raising immunity concerns” (Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wisconsin)

Tens of thousands infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar” (CNN News)

Effectiveness of Live Attenuated vs Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Children” (Infectious Disease Advisor)

Venezuela is ‘disease threat to America’ as measles and diphtheria cases soar in crisis” (Daily Express, UK)

CDC: flu activity hits highest level this season” (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy)

Author: René F. Najera, DrPH

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