Disruption to global immunization system could delay COVID-19 vaccinations

Massive disruptions to global immunisation programmes from the COVID-19 pandemic have health experts fearful that much of the developing world will not be able to get a vaccine for the new coronavirus, even once one is ready.
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Stanislaw P Stawicki, Rebecca Jeanmonod, Andrew C Miller, Lorenzo Paladino, David F Gaieski, Anna Q Yaffee, Annelies De Wulf, Joydeep Grover, Thomas J Papadimos, Christina Bloem, Sagar C Galw.ar, Vivek Chauhan, Michael S Firstenberg, Salvatore Di Somma, Donald Jeanmonod, Sona M Garg, Veronica Tucci, Harry L Anderson, Lateef Fatimah, Tamara J Worlton, Siddharth P Dubhashi, Krystal S Glaze, Sagar Sinha, Ijeoma Nnodim Opara, Vikas Yellapu, Dhanashree Kelkar, Ayman El-Menyar, Vimal Krishnan, S Venkataramanaiah, Yan Leyfman, Hassan Ali Saoud Al Thani, Prabath W B Nanayakkara, Sudip Nanda, Eric Cioè-Peña, Indrani Sarde...
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Abstract On March 13, 2020, the United States declared a national state of emergency to control the pandemic spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (1). Public health response measures to mitigate the pandemic have centered on social distancing and quarantine policies, including shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders. Michigan implemented a stay-at-home order on March 23, 2020, to facilitate social distancing (2). Such strategies might result in decreased accessibility to routine immunization services, leaving children at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases and their co...
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Authors: Marto N, Monteiro EC Abstract The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is the cause of Coronavirus Disease 2019, a new illness with no effective treatment or vaccine that has reached pandemic proportions. In this document, we analyze how health authorities and agencies around the world position themselves regarding the off-label use of repurposed drugs or new investigational drugs to treat Coronavirus Disease 2019. We review the most promising candidate medicines, including available evidence, clinical recommendations and current options for access. Our concluding remar...
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This report describes data analyzed from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry to assess changes in vaccine doses administered to children and the effects of those changes on up-to-date status for vaccinations recommended at milestone ages.
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