Yet another study has debunked the link between autism and measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations. The findings, published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, further refute vaccine skepticism fueled by a small, decades-old study now expunged from medical…

Vaccination, writes Masha Gessen, is a basic political issue because its success hinges on community agreement—and vaccine refusal is a political act.  

Anti-vax backlash is building across the US—and across the globe—as measles cases climb, The Washington Post reported.  

Measles infections are projected to double this year compared to 2018, hitting rich and poor countries alike, the WHO reported yesterday. The UN is calling on member states to close vaccination gaps as far-flung measles outbreaks spread. 

Measles is making its mark with several simultaneous outbreaks in disparate hotspots. Madagascar is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 50,000 cases since October 2018 and 300+ deaths—most of them children, CNN reports. There, most families want…

The Taliban has said it will not target a door-to-door polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan—but the program still faces another obstacle: communities who don’t trust the drugs. Tony Birtley's interviews with rural residents illustrate the challenges for polio workers…

At least one good news story came out of the World Economic Forum, which wrapped up in Davos, Switzerland, last week. Gavi, which launched in Davos in 2000 to get subsidized vaccines to those most in need, estimates it has helped immunize ~700 million from diseases…

Trust in vaccines is eroding to the point that they could become useless, warned an important editorial in The New York Times this past weekend.   Online, “anti-vaccine propaganda has outpaced pro-vaccine public health information”—and defense against the onslaught is too…

Finland’s Education Minister Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is proposing to withhold state and family benefits for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

n 2011, journalist Lise Barnéoud and her 2-month-old contracted measles during the Die, France epidemic linked to “anti-vaxxers.” After both survived, Barnéoud (among the hapless patients not fully vaccinated as children) dug into the outbreak’s impacts in her book…