Sierra Leone: Over 6,500 Children to Receive Polio Vaccine
[Concord] The Ministry of Health and Sanitation, in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO), will on Friday, 2 October commence a four-day polio vaccination of over 6,500 children across the country, according to Dr. Denis Marke, Pogramme Manager of Child Health and Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).
[Ghanaian Times] Navrongo -Some Staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have toured some health centres in the Upper East Region to assess the second round of the polio vaccination exercise.
[The Conversation Africa] The theme for World Health Day in 1995 was "Target 2000 -- A World Without Polio". I delivered a lecture titled "Polio Eradication Race: Will Nigeria Finish Last?" to mark the occasion. Finishing last seemed likely because in the 1990s Nigeria's routine immunisation rates were in the 30%-40% range for all vaccine preventable diseases. Countries in Southern and East Africa that had eradicated polio had coverage in the 80%-90% range.
[Daily News] AUTHORITIES in Kagera are working on initiatives to conduct measles-rubella and polio vaccinations targeting over 800,000 children under five years.
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[WHO] Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles and rubella, which amounts to 43% of the country's population. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than 9 months, or 20.5% of the population, will also receive the oral polio vaccine.
(Natural News) For the first time in almost two decades, the Philippines is experiencing a major polio outbreak, and authorities admit that polio vaccines are to blame. But Big Tech continues to de-platform or otherwise silence users who try to share this pertinent information online, which is endangering public health all around the globe. Natural...
In conclusion, European countries now have more comprehensive national vaccination programs for HCP, however there are still gaps. Given the recent large outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in Europe and the occupational risk for HCP, vaccination policies need to be expanded and strengthened in several European countries. Overall, vaccination policies for HCP in Europe should be periodically re-evaluated in order to provide optimal protection against vaccine-preventable diseases and infection control within healthcare facilities for HCP and patients. PMID: 31623916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(Natural News) After nearly two decades of having been declared “polio free” by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Philippines is now experiencing its first polio outbreak in 19 years – and authorities are actually admitting that the cause was the polio vaccine itself! Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced at a recent press conference...
CONCLUSIONS: The co-administration of OPV with RV3-BB rotavirus vaccine in a birth dose strategy did not reduce the immunogenicity of either vaccine. These findings support the use of a neonatal RV3-BB vaccine where either OPV or IPV is used in the routine vaccination schedule. PMID: 31607604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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