Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Should Adults Get a Measles Booster Shot? Advertisement Supported by Measles outbreaks have occurred in 22 states. Now adults are wondering if they are immune and whether they should get a shot of the vaccine. Here’s what you need to know. ByDonald G. McNeil Jr. April 30, 2019 Because of this year’s sharp increase in measles cases — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has blamed a deliberate misinformation campaign by anti-vaccine activists for — many Americans are wondering whether they need to be vaccinated. The C.D.C. emphasizes that children are the most important group to reach. Outbreaks spread rapidly in preschools and kindergartens, and young children often have infant siblings too young to get the vaccine. But some adults, too, should consult with … [Read more...] about Should Adults Get a Measles Booster Shot?
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World Health Anti-Vaxxers Anti-vaxxers in America continue to question the validity of vaccines, sometimes with devastating results: In the first two months of 2019, 159 cases of measles were diagnosed—more than was reported in all of 2017. But the U.S. is not alone in facing anti-vaxxers: Despite the widespread availability of a vaccine, measles caused 110,000 deaths worldwide in 2017, mostly in children under 5. Around the globe, populist right-wing parties promote anti-vaxxer propaganda, with religious groups and inadequate health care systems compounding the problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) has named vaccine hesitancy one of the biggest global health threats in 2019. Below are seven countries battling anti-vaxxer myths and misinformation—and facing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. France People hold placards during a protest against mandatory vaccination policies in front of the Health Ministry in Paris in 2017. JACQUES … [Read more...] about 7 Countries Where Anti-Vaxxer Myths Are Fueling Outbreaks