Routine child vaccination coverage rates fall

MMR coverage falls for fifth year in a row Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Results from children ’s flu jab pilots ‘encouraging’ Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak New plea for MMR vaccination as cases rise Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers
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Authors: Ragusa R, Platania A, Cuccia M, Zappalà G, Giorgianni G, D'Agati P, Bellia MA, Marranzano M Abstract Measles is a highly contagious airborne disease. Unvaccinated pregnant women are not only at risk of infection but also at risk of severe pregnancy complications. As measles causes a dysregulation of the entire immune system, we describe immunological variations and how immune response mechanisms can lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes. We evaluated data during the measles outbreak reported in the province of Catania, Italy, from May 2017 to June 2018. We controlled hospital discharge records for pati...
Source: Journal of Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Pregnancy Source Type: research
ConclusionsCOVID-19 has become an everyday topic of discussion throughout the world, indicating the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries. The lessons learned from past pandemics such as social distancing, wearing masks, avoiding public gatherings and adherence to guidelines, along with personal hygiene, are the key measures that must be taken in order to live with COVID-19. Precautions for the elderly and pregnant women advised by medical authorities are to be strictly adhered to. These will help in reducing COVID-19 cases and in turn will reduce the pressure on hospitals to serve those in need. India...
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
This report summarizes progress toward rubella elimination and CRS prevention in WPR during 2000-2019. Coverage with a first dose of rubella-containing vaccine (RCV1) increased from 11% in 2000 to 96% in 2019. During 1970-2019, approximately 84 million persons were vaccinated through 62 supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) conducted in 27 countries. Reported rubella incidence increased from 35.5 to 71.3 cases per million population among reporting countries during 2000-2008, decreased to 2.1 in 2017, and then increased to 18.4 in 2019 as a result of outbreaks in China and Japan. Strong sustainable immunization prog...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Editorial advocates for routine vaccination of pregnant women and children remaining a priority during the covid-19 pandemic response, highlighting that outbreaks of measles and other vaccine preventable diseases is possible if uptake of routine vaccinations falls.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The rise of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and hepatitis, in the United States and around the globe has been alarming in recent years. For women — especially those hoping to become pregnant, as well as women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby — vaccines can be a worrisome topic. There are many misconceptions about vaccine safety in and around pregnancy that can lead to confusion and unnecessary fear of a lifesaving medical tool. As a practicing ob/gyn, I often discuss vaccines with my patients and help them sort out fears versus facts. Which vaccines should you consider before concepti...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Parenting Pregnancy Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs
As of 7/29/2019, there have been 642 confirmed cases of measles in NYC this year. Pregnant women and their fetuses represent a susceptible population to measles infection. Ideally, proof of vaccination against measles should be documented prenatally. In the absence of such data, measles immunoglobulin G (IgG) titers can be used. Prior studies conducted before the present measles outbreak showed maternal measles IgG titers (MIT) to be in the non-immune range between 3.1-16.5% of the time. The percentage of pregnant women with MIT in the immune range during the current measles outbreak is unknown.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session II Source Type: research
30 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter Related items fromOnMedica Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers Routine child vaccination coverage rates fall World ’s first malaria vaccine piloted in Malawi babies Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak
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UK one of four countries to lose measles elimination status Related items fromOnMedica Debate over mandatory MMR vaccination Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers Results from children ’s flu jab pilots ‘encouraging’ Measles outbreaks confirmed in five areas across UK
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Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized vaccines Source Type: news
As a medical student, the place I dreaded most was the ward at the children’s hospital where they kept the chronic ventilator patients. Unlike the other floors, where there was shouting and laughter and tears, and all the commotion and turbulence of youth, here it was dark and lifeless and eerie, with no sound except the hum of the ventilators, and the rattle of air being forced through plastic tubes. It was a place of failure and defeat, the desolate aftermath of some vast and tragic battle. An unexpected aftermath of measles My patient was a teenager who had been in a coma for years. His limbs had stubbornly twiste...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Infectious diseases Men's Health Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs
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