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January 27, 2021

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Immunization Campaigns and Programs: A Systematic Review

A systematic review of 17 studies examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on existing global vaccination programs found a reduction in vaccination coverage and a decline in the total number of vaccines administered. Polio cases increased by about fourfold in polio endemic countries. Factors contributing to low vaccine coverage included fear of being exposed…

January 22, 2021

Allergic Reactions Including Anaphylaxis After Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC identified 21 case reports of anaphylaxis during the administration of a reported 1,893,360 first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine between December 14 and 23, 2020. Of these 21 cases, four people (19%) were hospitalized and 17 (81%) were treated in emergency departments. No deaths from anaphylaxis were reported. Seventeen (81%) of 21 patients with…

Allergic Reactions Including Anaphylaxis After Receipt of the First Dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, December 21, 2020–January 10, 2021

Between December 21, 2020 and January 10, 2021, monitoring by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System detected ten cases of anaphylaxis after administration of a reported 4,041,396 first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the US. In nine cases, onset occurred within 15 minutes of vaccination. Nine of the ten cases of anaphylaxis occurred…

December 8, 2020

Number of Childhood and Adolescent Vaccinations Administered Before and After the COVID-19 Outbreak in Colorado

Immunization rates for children and adolescents in Colorado declined following the issuing of social distance guidance on March 15th, 2020. Comparing the time periods January 5 – March 15 and March 15 – April 25, mean immunization rates dropped by 31%, 78% and 82% for individuals aged 0-2 years, 3-9 years, and 10-17 years, respectively….