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Casi 250 millones de niños de países pobres serán inmunizados entre 2011 y 2015

Alrededor de 243 millones de niños de países en desarrollo serán inmunizados en el quinquenio 2011-2015 gracias a la Alianza Mundial para la Inmunización y la Vacunación (GAVI Alliance, según su denominación en inglés), de la que forman parte los Estados donantes y receptores, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS),

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Ongoing Measles Outbreak in Orthodox Jewish Community, London, UK

To the Editor: Measles outbreaks have been reported in Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities across Europe and Israel (15).

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Second Meeting of the European Regional Verification Commission (RVC) for Measles and Rubella Elimination

Hosted by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO EURO)

Learn more about the Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) at the WHO EURO website.

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GAVI Alliance helps launch measles-rubella campaign in Ghana

The GAVI Alliance announced on Wednesday that it helped Ghana launch its measles-rubella vaccination campaign.

The campaign is aiming to target over 11 million children in the country of Ghana. Children between the ages of 9 months and 14 years will be able to received a combined measles-rubella vaccination. The campaign is set to run until September 20.

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Cape babies at risk as vaccines run low

Thousands of babies and young children in the Western Cape are at risk of contracting serious contagious diseases as the provincial Department of Health ran out of some vaccines as far back as five months ago.

Department spokesperson Faiza Steyn confirmed there was a shortage of oral polio vaccine, measles and hepatitis B vaccines across clinics in the province, a shortage that stemmed from the national immunisation programme.

There were also reports of a shortage of the BCG vaccine, which protects against TB.

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Outbreaks Make a Case for Vaccinations

A measles outbreak in a North Texas megachurch, where vaccinations were discouraged, and soaring rates of whooping cough across the state are drawing renewed calls for immunization legislation, which some lawmakers and medical professionals argue would help the state prevent and respond to public health crises.

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Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE)

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in 1999 to provide guidance on the work of the WHO Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals Department. SAGE is the principal advisory group to WHO for vaccines and immunization. It is charged with advising WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from vaccines and technology, research and development, to delivery of immunization and its linkages with other health interventions. SAGE is concerned not just with childhood vaccines and immunization, but all vaccine-preventable diseases.
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New iPhone App Helps Parents Get the Right Vaccine Information

When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2007/2008, the anti-vaccine movement was strong and hadn’t been fully debunked. My daily – hourly – thoughts revolved around the fear of a C-section. I was also consumed with doubts as to what we would do once I gave birth and my husband and I were responsible for meeting the baby’s daily needs.

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Philippines DOH begins high school vaccination program

Philippines DOH begins high school vaccination program

 

August 27, 2013 -- The Philippines Department of Health is bringing a school-based adolescent vaccination program for public high school students in some cities to eliminate the emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases, the DOH said on Wednesday.

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