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Indonesia introduces pentavalent vaccine for children

Indonesia recently announced an ambitious plan to vaccinate children against five major diseases throughout the country’s 6,000 inhabited islands by the end of 2014, thanks to the help of the GAVI Alliance.

GAVI will support Indonesia’s plan to buy the pentavalent vaccine from Bio Farma, a national vaccine supplier based in Bandung, Indonesia. The vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B.

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The sad story of a good vaccine

Lax monitoring, poor public engagement and inadequate training to vaccinators have dealt a serious blow to the crucial pentavalent immunisation programme.

The Pentavalent vaccine, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s latest addition to the immunisation programme, has run into a storm. The Supreme Court has sent a notice to the Ministry asking why the vaccine should not be banned in the country.

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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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