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Calendrier des vaccinations : vers une simplification

Les autorités de santé ont décidé de changer le calendrier des vaccinations. Désormais, les bébés auront moins de piqûres.

La France va décider de rejoindre le modèle vaccinal qui existe chez ses voisins suédois, danois ou finlandais. Il prévoit notamment moins de vaccins chez les enfants lors des premières années de la vie mais la vaccination est obligatoire (diphtérie-tétanos-poliomyélite) pour garantir une bonne couverture sanitaire.

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GAVI Alliance board to consider new vaccine support

GAVI Alliance partners gathered in Cambodia this week for a meeting to determine which new vaccines will be added to its portfolio of support, the organization said on Tuesday.

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Low immunization coverage in Pakistan

Low immunization coverage is the cause of persistence of many vaccine preventable diseases in Pakistan. Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) was initiated in Pakistan in 1978 with the collaboration of WHO and UNICEF. 

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Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety

From the WHO Global Vaccine Safety webpage:

"The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) was established in 1999 to respond promptly, efficiently, and with scientific rigour to vaccine safety issues of potential global importance.

The Committee provides independent, authoritative, scientific advice to WHO on vaccine safety issues of global or regional concern with the potential to affect in the short or long term national immunization programmes."

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Task Force on Immunization in Africa

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

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Flesh-eating parasites, polio outbreak emerging across Syria

Polio and the flesh-eating parasite, leishmaniasis, are among diseases that are suspected to be flaring up in Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said this week.

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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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Pentavalent vaccine gets clean chit, set for national scale-up

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) has recommended scale-up of the pentavalent vaccine across the country, along with activities to monitor potential adverse effects.

The recommendation comes within days of the Supreme Court issuing notice to the Centre on a PIL petition filed by Dr. Yogesh Jain alleging that the vaccine had serious adverse effects on children, and in the face of stiff resistance to the vaccine.

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AusAid cuts threaten immunisation programs

Budget cuts and changes to Australia's official aid program to Asia threatens to undermine child vaccination programs in the region, a senior children's health advocate warns.

Helen Evans, deputy chief executive of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), says the recent federal government decisions to restructure the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) raises fears over future support for programs in the region.

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