Modelling the relative benefits of using the measles vaccine outside cold chain for outbreak response

DISCUSSION: The OCC strategy, therefore, presents improved operational and epidemiological outcomes relative to current practice and the other options considered.PMID:34481696 | DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.08.053
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We present the incidence and vaccination status of pediatric cases (age
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Health officials fear that the drop in vaccinations will spark global outbreaks and deaths from the highly contagious disease.
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A drop in surveillance and missed vaccine schedules due to the pandemic means potential new outbreaks of measles and other infectious diseases.Medscape Medical News
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Transmission and outbreaks are both at an “immediate elevated risk,” according to a joint report from the WHO and the CDC.
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This report describes progress toward World Health Assembly milestones and measles elimination objectives during 2000-2020 and updates a previous report (2). During 2000-2010, estimated MCV first dose (MCV1) coverage increased globally from 72% to 84%, peaked at 86% in 2019, but declined to 84% in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. All countries conducted measles surveillance, although fewer than one third achieved the sensitivity indicator target of ≥2 discarded†† cases per 100,000 population in 2020. Annual reported measles incidence decreased 88% during 2000-2016, from 145 to 18 cases per 1 million popu...
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CONCLUSION: The application of behavioural frameworks and systems thinking revealed vaccine hesitancy mechanisms in Rwandan communities that demonstrate the interrelationship between immunization services and caregivers' vaccination behaviour. Confidence-building social structures and context-dependent challenges that affect vaccine uptake were also identified.PMID:34737471 | PMC:PMC8542260 | DOI:10.2471/BLT.20.285258
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