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Impact of Measles Vaccine Hesitancy

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Impact of Measles Vaccine Hesitancy .

By Nathan C. Lo and Peter J. Hotez

This article, published by JAMA Pediatrics, examines how vaccine hesitancy may impact the number of annual measles cases in the U.S., finding that a 5 percent reduction in MMR vaccinations could cause a three-fold increase in measles cases and lead to a $2.1 million increase in public health costs: