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The number of totally unvaccinated children under age two in the U.S. has quadrupled from 0.3 percent to 1.3 percent since 2001, according to federal health data published Thursday.
More than 1 percent of children born in 2015 “had not received any of the recommended vaccinations” against dangerous diseases like whooping cough and measles, according to a CDC analysis of a national 2017 immunization survey cited by the Washington Post. That represents an uptick from 0.9 percent of 19- to 35-month-olds in 2011 and less than half a percent in 2001.
Doctors - Children - Illnesses - US - Children
Doctors advise vaccinating young children against 14 serious illnesses in total, but roughly 100,000 U.S. children have received no protection against any of them, estimated CDC senior adviser for vaccines Amanda Cohn, according to WaPo.
The trend not only puts children at risk, but it also jeopardizes entire communities.
Example - Immigrant - Community - Minnesota - State
For example, a Somali American immigrant community in Minnesota “suffered the state’s worst measles outbreak...
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