Two-thirds of kids are behind on regular vaccines, herd immunity at risk

Those who’ve missed inoculations face incredible risks, far beyond COVID-19, which has by and large spared kids, says Dr. Uzma Hasan

Some public health experts are worried we could be on the verge of another health crisis after the coronavirus pandemic, with the potential resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough.

Pediatric vaccination rates declined since the start of the pandemic. Doctors say social distancing and mask wearing have helped avoid outbreaks of those diseases so far, but they have growing concerns as restrictions ease.

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