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Reports confirm pandemic-related drop in basic childhood vaccination

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As pandemic disruptions kept families in their homes and shuttered clinics, and as health workers focused their attention on battling COVID-19, officials worried that the world would lose ground on immunizing kids against regular childhood disease.Two new reports confirmed the gaps, with one group estimating 23 million children missed their basic vaccines in 2020 and another finding a 7% drop in diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP) and measles-containing (MCV) immunization.In other developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 emergency committee weighed in on the latest developments, some global leaders pushed for China to allow more research into the source of SARS-CoV-2, and hot spot countries continue to report record

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