Kenya: Kisumu Receives 171,000 Measles, Rubella Vaccine Doses

[Capital FM] Kisumu -- Kisumu County has received 171,000 doses o support an ongoing vaccination campaign against measles and rubella.
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Oct 15;70(41):1435-1440. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7041a1.ABSTRACTImmunization is a safe and cost-effective means of preventing illness in young children and interrupting disease transmission within the community.* The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends vaccination of children against 14 diseases during the first 24 months of life (1). CDC uses National Immunization Survey-Child (NIS-Child) data to monitor routine coverage with ACIP-recommended vaccines in the United States at the national, regional, state, territorial, and selected local levels.† CDC assessed v...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Diarrhoea Interventions:   Drug: altSonflex Placebo;   Biological: altSonflex1-2-3 Dose C;   Biological: altSonflex1-2-3 Dose B;   Biological: altSonflex1-2-3 Dose A;   Biological: GSK's Meningococcal A, C, Y and W-135 conjugate vaccine;   Combination Product: GSK's Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoi d and acellular pertussis vaccine;   Combination Product: GSK's Poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine;   Combination Product: Sanofi Pasteur's Typhoid Vi polysaccharide vaccine;   Biolo...
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionAdherence to STIKO recommendations was poor. However, patients are willing to follow a physician ’s recommendation for vaccination.
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This article shares lessons learned through implementing nine measles and rubella household serosurveys in five districts in India-the challenges faced, the potential impact on results, and recommendations to facilitate the conduct of serosurveys. Specific lessons learned arose from challenges related to community mobilization owing to lack of cooperation in certain settings and populations, limitations of outdated census information, nonresponse due to refusal or unavailability during survey enumeration and enrollment, data collection issues, and specimen collection and handling issues. Although some experiences are speci...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractChronic immune diseases are often reported to be on the rise and are speculated to share early life risk factors. Here, we investigated year of birth as a common denominator for time trends using the consistent data source of the Danish National Patient Registry with 35  years nationwide coverage. Observational nationwide birth cohort registry study, where persons born in Denmark since 1953 were investigated for chronic immune diseases per person years at risk. Outcomes were defined by inpatient hospitalizations in pre-chosen age bins by year of birth in 5 year b ins. A population of 3.8 million persons b...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study indicates that the broader group of immigrants, and in particular refugees and asylum seekers, do not represent a homogenous group in terms of immunisation coverage, and that each cohort should be carefully considered during immunisation interventions and strategies. This will be particularly important during targeted health promotions and future immunisation programs in this cohort.PMID:34556368 | DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.09.026
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Vaccine. 2021 Sep 13:S0264-410X(21)01196-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.09.017. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTGlobally, measles remains a major cause of child mortality, and rubella is the leading cause of birth defects among all infectious diseases. In 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan that set a target to eliminate Measles-Rubella (MR) in five of the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions by 2020. This was cross-sectional study employed both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The sample size was calculated to provide overall, age- and sex-specific coverage estimates ...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
This study includes a retrospective cohort of pregnancies in women aged 12-55 years resulting in live birth, spontaneous abortion, or stillbirth identified in the IBM® MarketScan® Commercial, Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) Commercial, and IBM MarketScan Multi-State Medicaid Databases from August 1, 2016, to December 31, 2018. Gestational age at vaccination was determined using a validated algorithm. We examined vaccines (1) recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis [Tdap]; inactivated infl...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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