Immunization Program Management

Polio vaccine campaign goes nationwide

Polio vaccine campaign goes nationwide

 

August 9, 2013 -- The Health Ministry decided over the weekend to offer oral polio vaccine to children up to the age of nine-and-a-halfyears starting on August 18 – and not to confine the current vaccination campaign to residents of the South.

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Novartis announces age indication expansion for meningococcal vaccine

Novartis announces age indication expansion for meningococcal vaccine

 

August 6, 2013 -- Novartis, a Basel, Switzerland-based healthcare solutions company, announced on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the company’s quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine for children as young as two months of age.

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Immunization key says Lanka

Immunization key says Lanka

 

August 5, 2013 -- The government says it is exploring an alternative financing mechanism for immunization at the provincial level and it will not stop until it has a sustainable financing mechanism in place for national routine immunization services.

The government said this while commenting on Sri Lanka’s participation at the global conference on country-led efforts to fund immunization programs held in Dakar today.

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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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Sudan: Introduction of Life-Saving Pneumococcal Vaccine Targets 1.3 Million Infants in Sudan

Sudan: Introduction of Life-Saving Pneumococcal Vaccine Targets 1.3 Million Infants in Sudan

 

August 2, 2013 -- Sudanese children have begun receiving pneumococcal vaccine that will protect them from a leading cause of pneumonia, the biggest killer of children under five in low income countries.

Some 1.3 million infants in Sudan are being targeted in a nationwide pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) vaccination programme, which commenced yesterday, 1 August 2013.

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