Varicella

Task Force on Immunization in Africa

From the Task Force on Immunization (TIF) in Africa website:

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ACIP Approves Recommended Immunization Schedules for 2014, Discusses Other Vaccine Trends

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously to approve updated adult, child/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules for the coming year during its Oct. 23-24 meeting(www.cdc.gov) in Atlanta. Committee members also discussed a number of other vaccine-related issues of interest to family physicians.

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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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One shot good, two better for preventing chicken pox

Kids are less likely to get chicken pox when they receive two doses of the chicken pox vaccine, according to a new study.

When kids are vaccinated twice, infants who are too young to get the shots are better protected as well, researchers found.

In 1995, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended children between 12 and 18 months old get one dose of a new vaccine against the varicella virus, which causes chicken pox.

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New Zealand falling behind in new vaccination use

The Immunisation Advisory Centre announced on Monday that New Zealand, while closing equity gaps in immunization coverage, is falling behind other equivalent countries in new vaccine usage.

The report comes as IMAC begins its 8th New Zealand National Immunization Conference in Auckland on September 10. Natives to New Zealand, Maori, were two-thirds less likely to be immunized in 1996, showing a gap compared to European New Zealanders of around 27 percent. The gap today has closed down to two percent.

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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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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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