Vaccine Refusal and Measles Outbreaks in the US

October 6, 2020, Vol 324, No. 13, Pages 1261-1362


Clinical Update
Vaccine Refusal and Measles Outbreaks in the US
Varun K. Phadke, MD; Robert A. Bednarczyk, MS, PhD; Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD
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JAMA. 2020;324(13):1344-1345. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.14828
This JAMA Insights feature provides a narrative update of a 2016 systematic review documenting an association between vaccine refusal and measles epidemiology in the US, and reaffirms based on the new evidence that vaccine refusal remains a significant contributor to measles resurgence in the postelimination era.