Immunocompromised People Produce Fewer Antibodies When Vaccinated, May Need Boosters

ST. LOUIS — As new coronavirus infections continue to climb and fast-spreading variants sweep the U.S., millions of Americans with autoimmune diseases are at risk. Patients with these chronic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, often take medications that tamp down on their immune response — rendering some vaccinations less effective. New research from […]

Drop In Childhood Immunizations Worries Pediatricians

COLUMBIA, Mo. — In the decades he’s spent as a pediatrician, Dr. Christopher Wilhelm has never had to treat a child with rubella. “People have just been so used to getting shots and getting their vaccines, and that’s keeping disease down of many things that were very traumatic to children,” Wilhelm said. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2021/09/hwshowchildhoodimmunizations-sfx-mixdown.mp3 Listen to […]