More than half the states in America have seen declines in the last decade in the percentage of kindergarten, mumps, hepatitis B, and polio vaccines in kindergarten adoption as unfounded vaccination theories spread
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The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which is at the center of much activity from the so-called "p. The anti-waxer movement is particularly vulnerable. It is disturbing that the study found that more than half of the states – 26 in all – have vaccinations that have fallen below the 95% target, which experts say is needed to provide maximum protection against disease.
Three states – Colorado (88.7%), Kansas (89.1%) and Idaho (89.5%) – have rates that have fallen below 90%, which scientists say are particularly vulnerable from the measles epidemic
The study is based on data collected by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The authors analyzed CDC data covering the degree of nursery vaccination for the most common vaccines, including MMR, polio, hepatitis B and chicken pox.
"For diseases with lethal potential, such as measles and polio, vaccination rates have fallen or remain below ideal thresholds," the study concluded.
The geographical concentration of anti-vaccination moods is only one factor to consider when evaluating the efficacy of vaccines in the fight against disease. The CDC noted that lack of access to health care or health insurance in low-income families is also an important reason for not vaccinating children.
The news comes at a time of renewed attention to the activities of anti-vaxxer campaigns that are clearly opposed to the mandatory vaccination of children. Opponents of vaccines often obstruct inaccurate information, such as the debunked theory that MMP causes autism.
Earlier this month, supporters of discredited former British physician Andrew Wakefield released Vaxxed 2, a sequel to a documentary used to spread anti-wax propaganda in the United States. Wakefield, who directs the original Vaxxed and appears in follow-up action, quit his practice in 2010 after a study he published at Lancet called into question the safety of MMR was found to be dishonest.
Vaxxed 2 credits as his executive producer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of the slain Democratic presidential candidate who shared his name. The Kennedy Compulsory Vaccinations group was announced this week as one of the two organizations to fund most of the misleading vaxxer ads bought on Facebook.
The United States also fights local measles outbreaks in California, New York and other states, The importance of local concentrations to counteract vaccinations is underlined by the fact that the state of New York, which has suffered some of the worst outbreaks of measles , overall has one of the highest rates of MMR vaccination in 97.2% of kindergartens.
Most cases of measles in New York have been confined to parts of New York City and Rockland County. The outbreaks caused more than 900 cases of the disease largely among children in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, where vaccination is widely opposed.
Research from the Centers for Health Research emphasizes that trends vary widely across countries. South Carolina and Iowa have seen an 8.5% increase in vaccination rates from 2009 to 2018.
Mississippi is at the forefront of the league table for MMR, with 99.4% of its kindergartens being vaccinated.