Less federal money coming to NC for childhood immunization program
A federal cut to states’ childhood immunization grant programs will mean North Carolina will get $3.3 million less than expected for its data systems. The CDC told public health officials last month that it is reducing funding for childhood vaccine programs, KFF Health News reported. The CDC linked the cut to the debt-ceiling deal between […]
Monday numbers: The lifesaving benefits of disease immunization…
In some ways, it’s not surprising that so many people in modern America – even some prominent public officials and office seekers — have come to express messages of fear and skepticism with respect to public immunization programs while embracing wild conspiracy theories about vaccines. We live in a fraught time of profound environmental crisis, […]
Child vaccination rates, already down because of COVID, fall again
Child vaccination rates dipped into dangerous territory during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools were shuttered, and most doctors were only seeing emergency patients. But instead of recovering after schools reopened in 2021, those historically low rates worsened, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts fear that the skepticism of science and distrust of government that flared up during the pandemic are contributing to the decrease.