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Pentavalent vaccine now available in 73 countries

The GAVI Alliance announced on Wednesday that the five-in-one pentavalent vaccine is now available in 73 countries.
 
South Sudan became the latest GAVI-supported country to introduce the vaccine on July 16, according to a GAVI Alliance press release.
 
The South Sudanese government said that 450,000 children will receive the vaccine over the next year. The GAVI Alliance estimates that more than 230 million children globally will receive the vaccine by the end of 2015.
 
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Vacciner en situation humanitaire - des moyens encore loin des ambitions affichées

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mène actuellement une campagne de vaccination anti pneumococcique (PCV) et anti Haemophilus (Hib) pour protéger environ 10 000 enfants réfugiés contre les infections respiratoires, dans la région d'Adjumani, au nord de l'Ouganda.
 
Ce type de vaccination recommandée par l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) en situation d'urgence humanitaire reste cependant difficile à mettre en œuvre.
 
Depuis l'année dernière, l'OMS préconise d'augmenter le nombre de vaccins offerts dans ces situations d'urgence.
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USA: une étude confirme l'innocuité des vaccins

Les vaccins utilisés de façon routinière aux Etats-Unis chez les enfants contre différentes infections sont sûrs et ne sont pas liés à l'autisme ou à la leucémie, ne provoquant que très rarement des réactions graves, selon une étude publiée mardi.
En 2011, l'Institut de Médecine aux Etats-Unis (IOM) avait publié un rapport qui faisait l'unanimité du corps médical et concluait déjà à l'innocuité des vaccinations. 
 
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The economic and social benefits of childhood vaccinations in BRICS

The international community has successfully promoted childhood vaccination as an essential public health intervention.

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GAVI Alliance wants Indian government to bolster immunisation programme

With a view to ensure that childhood vaccination becomes a key priority for the new Indian government, GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership committed to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries, has called for renewed efforts in India to bolster routine immunisation coverage and protect more children from vaccine preventable disease.
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Environ 130.000 enfants centrafricains âgés de 0 à 23 mois et les femmes enceintes sont visés par une campagne de vaccination qui démarre le 28 mars

Une semaine d’intensification des activités de vaccination visant 128.930 enfants centrafricains âgés de 0 à 23 mois et les femmes enceintes et en âge de procréer a été lancé à Bangui, le 28 mars 2014, par les autorités du pays en présence des chefs des missions diplomatiques accrédités en Centrafrique et des agences du Système des Nations Unies.

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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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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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Millions of Nigeria children in danger as country runs out of vaccines

An estimated six to seven million Nigerian children of immunizable age are in danger of dying from vaccine-preventable diseases this year, if the Federal Government fails to intervene in the current stock out of vaccines in the country, a body of scientists is warning.
The impact may not be fully felt yet as some states still rely on reserves. Lagos State, for instance, says it still has a three-month supply of BCG (given at birth against tuberculosis) OPV (oral polio virus), Pentavalent combination, measles, yellow fever and tetanus toxoid vaccines).
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