Childhood vaccinations beginning to rebound, but still below normal levels as school resumes

ABC News

By: Olivia Rubin

Childhood vaccination rates are still down in at least 20 states, public health officials in those areas told ABC News, a worrying trend that has continued in the days and weeks before children are set to head back to school in parts of the country. … Joan Alker, the executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, said that recent outbreaks of preventable diseases make the trend especially worrisome. “We already had some problems, some measles outbreaks in the past few years because vaccination rates weren’t where they needed to be, so any decline from where we were is not good news.”

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