Why you should stop vaccinating your children
Vaccination can be an important part of public health.
But it can also be harmful, and the latest data shows the opposite.
In the past year, vaccination rates have fallen to historic lows in many states.
But the trend may be reversing.
A study published in The Lancet medical journal on Thursday found that among people age 6 to 19, vaccine uptake is up for the first time in more than 20 years.
But in states where the rate of vaccination was high in the early 1990s, the rate fell to a near-record low in 2017.
That’s because the vaccines have become more widely available and fewer states have continued to vaccinate young children.
This study, which looked at a large number of studies, found that the rate had declined slightly in states with the highest vaccination rates.
The number of people aged 6 to 14 who had received a shot in 2017 fell by more than 6,000, or 1.6%.
The number who had a shot fell by about 5,000.
The report also found that about a third of children under the age of 12 in the United States had received at least one dose of the vaccine in 2017, compared with about two-thirds in the past.
It’s unclear whether the decline reflects a slowdown in the vaccine schedule or the widespread availability of the vaccines in those states.
It also isn’t clear how many of the children who had been vaccinated may have fallen ill.
The researchers found that more than 1,300 people who were eligible for the vaccine, including infants, had been hospitalized for adverse reactions to the vaccine.
The findings are similar to ones released last week by the CDC.
They found that in 2017 the number of children aged 6 and younger who received a vaccine had fallen by 1.5%, or about one in four.
The CDC says the rate is still much higher than the national average.
The vaccine is now recommended for 6- to 9-year-olds, but not for children aged 2 to 6, the age group most likely to get the shot.
The decrease was driven by a rise in the rate among younger children.
The authors of the new study said it was a positive sign that the vaccination rate was falling.
But, they said, it was not yet clear if this was because more people were vaccinated or because fewer children had been diagnosed with complications from vaccines.
It was not clear how long the drop in the vaccination rates would last.
And they noted that more studies needed to be done to determine whether the drop was permanent.
“We don’t know yet whether the increase in the number and timing of vaccinations is driving this decline,” Dr. John O’Brien, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University who was not involved in the study, said in a statement.
“This study is a good start, but it’s too soon to know whether the trend is permanent.”
The study authors noted that there are some countries that are increasing the number or timing of vaccines.
But for the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, vaccination remains the only method for younger children to get a vaccine.