HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Many children are undervaccinated or have delayed vaccinations in their first 2 years of life

Approximately one-third of U.S. children were undervaccinated for more than six months and one-fourth experienced delays in receiving many of the recommended vaccinations during their first 24 months of life, according to a study in the March 9 issue of JAMA.

Remaining appropriately vaccinated at all times decreases a child's risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases and prevents disease outbreaks, according to background information in the article. Yet a previous study found that only 18 percent of children in the U.S. received all vaccinations at the recommended ages or acceptably early (i.e., within minimum age allowances) and only 9 percent at the recommended ages.

Elizabeth T. Luman, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues examined the timeliness of receipt of vaccination among a nationally representative sample of children in the United States for each recommended vaccine and for all vaccines combined. The study consisted of the 2003 National Immunization Survey, conducted by random-digit dialing of households and mailing to vaccination providers to estimate vaccination coverage rates for U.S. children aged 19 to 35 months. Data for this study were limited to 14,810 children aged 24 to 35 months. The researchers wanted to determine the cumulative days children were undervaccinated during the first 24 months of life for each of 6 vaccines (diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis; poliovirus; measles, mumps, and rubella; Haemophilus influenzae type b; hepatitis B; and varicella) and all vaccines combined, number of late vaccines, and risk factors for severe delay of vaccination.

The researchers found that children were undervaccinated an average of 172 days for all vaccines combined during their first 24 months of life. Approximately 34 percent were undervaccinated for less than 1 month and 29 percent for 1 to 6 months, while 37 percent were undervaccinated for more
'"/>

Contact: Curtis Allen
404-639-8487
JAMA and Archives Journals
8-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
2. Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
3. Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
4. Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
5. Pushy parents can be bad for their childrens health
6. Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children
7. Liverpool to lead 20M Department of Health initiative to develop medicines for children
8. Decreased levels of good cholesterol in children with Progeria may cause premature heart disease
9. Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children
10. How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
11. Severe injuries on the rise among children and adolescents riding motorbikes

Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... ... a reputable source of authentic Kid Rock tickets at the DTE Energy Music Theatre ... this summer in what is one of the most affordable summer tours in the world. ... at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, CT on June 24th and the blockbuster tour will ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... ... a reliable source for cheap tickets for Journey at the Stadium of Fire ... venues for years and they are one of the most beloved musical acts in the ... While Journey is known for their all-around great sound, fans of the group will undoubtedly ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) awarded JTB Law Group, ... Firm and Attorney Award respectively. As of July 1, 2015, the firm and Mr. ... in Northern New Jersey. The award is a culmination of the hard work, long ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... According ... Newswise article, early humans who lived three to four hundred thousand years ago ... overall health. By examining the chemical compounds in fossilized, ancient dental plaque, researchers were ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... approved 40-hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course. Clinicians from WCA partnering hospitals across ... medicine curriculum. , Wound care and hyperbaric medicine education and training is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cheap Kid Rock Tickets at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston: Ticket Down Has Slashed Prices On All Kid Rock Tickets at DTE in the Detroit Metro Area 2Health News:Journey Tickets at The Stadium of Fire at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Journey on the 4th of July in Provo 2Health News:JTB Law Group, LLC Recognized as a Top 10 Best Law Firm by AIOPIA 2Health News:Recent Article Detailing Research on 400,000 Year Old Dental Plaque Shows Ancestral Understanding of Healthy Eating and Basic Oral Hygiene, Says Feiz Dental 2Health News:Recent Article Detailing Research on 400,000 Year Old Dental Plaque Shows Ancestral Understanding of Healthy Eating and Basic Oral Hygiene, Says Feiz Dental 3Health News:Wound Care Advantage Hosts Its First UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 2Health News:Wound Care Advantage Hosts Its First UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 3
(Date:6/30/2015)... und KOPENHAGEN, Dänemark, 30. Juni 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Weltmarktführer der klinischen und kommerziellen Produktion von ... heute bekannt, dass das Unternehmen im Rahmen ... der nordamerikanischen Produktionsanlage in Bothell, ... Einweg-Anlage Bioreactor 6Pack™ komplettiert hat. Die Konfiguration ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 30, 2015  EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM ), ... technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal ... offering  of 40,229,886 units. Each unit consists of one ... warrant to purchase one share of common stock, and ... share of common stock, at a purchase price of ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 2015  Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT ... company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing ... from a Category 3 human abuse liability ... oral oxycodone product candidate in late-stage clinical ... enough to require daily, around-the-clock opioid treatment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CMC Biologics baut GMP-Produktionskapazität in den USA aus 2CMC Biologics baut GMP-Produktionskapazität in den USA aus 3EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $35.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $35.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 3Egalet Announces Top-Line Results from Oral Human Abuse Liability Study of Egalet-002 2Egalet Announces Top-Line Results from Oral Human Abuse Liability Study of Egalet-002 3Egalet Announces Top-Line Results from Oral Human Abuse Liability Study of Egalet-002 4Egalet Announces Top-Line Results from Oral Human Abuse Liability Study of Egalet-002 5
Cached News: