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W Bengal vaccine drive goes wrong, 114 kids fall ill

At least 114 children were hospitalised in Hooghly district after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccine orally instead of pulse polio drops.

Six persons were suspended for the the lapse that triggered protests with angry villagers locking up health workers.

Sunday was pulse polio day, so parents had taken their children to the polio booth at the Khatul village under Arambagh sub-division, official sources said.

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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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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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Indonesia Launches Pentavalent Vaccine

Indonesia Launches Pentavalent Vaccine

 

August 24, 2013 -- In an attempt to reduce the children-under-five mortality rate and expand the coverage of the national vaccination program, the government has launched the pentavalent vaccine, a vaccine that combines five antigens -- Diphtheria (DPT), Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B (HB), and Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) -- in one single shot for newborn babies.

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GAVI Alliance bridges China-Africa immunization cooperation

GAVI Alliance bridges China-Africa immunization cooperation

 

GAVI Alliance, formerly the "Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization", held an event to share the Chinese experience of immunization to African health ministers at the China-Africa health forum on Saturday.

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WHO advisory group says universal immunization efforts must continue

WHO advisory group says universal immunization efforts must continue

 

WHO member states in the Western Pacific region must keep up efforts to achieve universal immunization coverage to prevent diseases like polio, a WHO advisory group said during a recent meeting.

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CDC recommends immunizations for adults

CDC recommends immunizations for adults

 

August 13. 2013 -- Thousands of adults in the U.S. suffer serious health problems or even die from vaccine-preventable diseases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

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Gambia: August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Gambia: August Is National Immunization Awareness Month
 

August 6, 2013 -- Gambia recognised internationally as one the of most successful countries worldwide in immunising infants and young children.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.This awareness month highlights the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.

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Getting hepatitis on the policy agenda in Asia

Getting hepatitis on the policy agenda in Asia

 

July 28, 2013 -- For health ministries trying to tackle hepatitis, the advice is: know your epidemic, get government on board to find a solution, educate the population and have the right policy in place

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