Rotavirus

Georgia achieves first-year target of rotavirus vaccination

Georgia has vaccinated 60% of eligible infants with 2 doses of rotavirus vaccine, thus achieving the target level of coverage for the first year after introduction. According to an evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Labour, Health, and Social Affairs at the end of March 2014, the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in Georgia’s national immunization programme has gone smoothly.
 
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GAVI Alliance to present plans to expand impact of vaccines by 2020

As five African countries prepare to celebrate World Immunization Week (24-30 April) with the impending introduction of new vaccines, the GAVI Alliance is finalising plans to build on its successes with a major drive to increase access to vaccines and the impact of immunisation programmes by 2020.
 
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Immunize Canada announces the new ImmunizeCA App

Visit Immunize Canada about the ImmunizeCA appFrom Immunize Canada's website:

ImmunizeCA App

What it does

Provide Canadians with the ability to:

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La vaccination contre la gastro est désormais recommandée pour les nourrissons

Les nourrissons de moins de trois mois devraient être vaccinés contre les gastroentérites à rotavirus, cause majeure des diarrhées sévères chez les très jeunes enfants.

Les nourrissons de moins de trois mois devraient être vaccinés contre les gastroentérites à rotavirus, cause majeure des diarrhées sévères chez les très jeunes enfants.

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THREE NEW VACCINES TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN UZBEKISTAN

This year, the doctors are going to provide coverage of at least 97% of a contingent with preventive vaccinations, according to the national immunization schedule. This will ensure the country's epidemiological wellbeing on infections, the spread of which can be successfully controlled through vaccination.

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No more needles: Startups design better vaccines

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reports that immunization has led to the eradication of smallpox, a 74 percent reduction in childhood deaths from measles over the past decade, and the near-eradication of polio. But children in developing countries are still in dire need of vaccines, which are not only expensive but require refrigeration, making them difficult to preserve in the poorest parts of the world.
 
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Reducing Diarrheal Disease With Rotavirus Vaccine

December, I gave my wish list as to how we can end the carnage caused by diarrheal disease -- which kills approximately 2,000 children every day and three quarters of a million every year. Our friends at DefeatDD reminded me of a crucial element of what it will take to end diarrheal deaths -- the rotavirus vaccine.

Rotavirus causes about one-third of diarrheal deaths in children; vaccinating children against it could save hundreds of thousands of lives and make life easier for so many parents.

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Philippines on watch for infectious disease outbreaks

Health officials are on alert to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in areas stricken by Typhoon Haiyan.

“During this time of year, we can expect heavy rains and stagnant water from floods to become a cause for a possible increase in dengue cases,” said Julie Hall, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) representative in the Philippines.

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