In lieu of our normal weekly Outbreak Thursday blog post, we submitted this week's article as an op-ed to The Baltimore Sun. An increase in pertussis in Maryland includes at least one child whose immunization status lagged behind the recommended vaccine schedule.  In addition to vaccine refusal, delays can also place children at risk.

You can find the article here: The danger of delaying vaccination

 

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