Summary of Research: A new study shows that numerous states and large metropolitan centers have seen an uptick in the number of nonmedical exemptions (NMEs) from childhood vaccinations granted. The study, published in PLOS Medicine,(journals.plos.org) found that in the past decade, the number of philosophical exemptions to vaccination has increased in two-thirds of the states that allow such exemptions.
Feb. 17, 2019: A video by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the path of a vaccine for children from development through monitoring. It also shows the three phases of clinical trials, vaccine licensing and manufacturing, how a vaccine is added and how vaccine safety is monitored. Follow this link to see the video.