Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks across England
Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had two doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- Public health vaccine opposition has been growing in recent years in the United States, and has resulted in measles outbreaks, according to a policy forum article published online June 12 in PLOS Medicine. Jacqueline K.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Proof of Children ’ s Vaccinations? Italy Will Now Take Parents ’ Word for It
A move that Italy ’ s government says is aimed at simplifying school enrollment has raised fear an increase in nonvaccinated children in Europe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GAIA PIANIGIANI Tags: Italy Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Five Star Movement (Italy) League (Italian Political Party) Children and Childhood Measles Source Type: news

Health Basics QUIZ: Which has killed more people, measles or the measles vaccine?
(Natural News) Surely you are paranoid about infectious diseases. You’ve seen horrific pictures of children with poliomyelitis, mumps, and even smallpox. You’ve heard that the science is “settled” as far as vaccines go, and that they are one hundred percent safe and effective. You’ve also never seen any media coverage of vaccine side effects or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young adults urged to check they've had MMR vaccine before summer travel
Public Health England today issued another warning for young people to make sure they have had their MMR vaccine as measles continues to spread across the UK and Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young adults urged to check they've had the MMR vaccine before summer travel
Public Health England today issued another warning for young people to make sure they have had their MMR vaccine as measles continues to spread across the UK and Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Kids Create Risk of U.S. 'Hot Spots'
The researchers found that among children enrolling in kindergarten, the number of those with nonmedical exemptions has increased since 2009 in 12 states, resulting in lower rates of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skipped vaccines for personal belief reasons 'have caused a lot of damage' in U.S. measles outbreaks, MD says
Since 2009, the number of 'philosophical-belief' vaccine nonmedical exemptions has risen in 12 of 18 U.S. states that currently allow this policy, researchers find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New studies demonstrate infection control strategies for measles and mumps outbreaks
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) The decline in vaccination rates across communities has led to the resurgence of diseases like measles and mumps, and recent outbreaks have demonstrated the importance of an integrated infection prevention response, according to new research presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks across England
Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public health warning as almost 600 cases of measles have been confirmed in England this year
Public Health England is warning people to make sure they and their children are vaccinated against measles as the infection continues to spread across the country, affecting 587 people so far. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles vaccine recommended for those attending World Cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is kicking off in Russia in only a week. Soccer fans may be eager to catch a glimpse of Cristiano Ronaldo and other world-renowned players, but there's one thing they definitely don't want to catch: measles. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials urge World Cup fans in Russia to have the MMR jab
PHE claims travel between European countries experiencing measles epidemics is behind England's outbreak, as well as people failing to take up the recommended MMR vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles epidemic warning: Health officials urge World Cup fans heading to Russia to have the MMR jab
PHE claims travel between European countries experiencing measles epidemics is behind England's outbreak, as well as people failing to take up the recommended MMR vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient reminder and recall interventions to improve immunization rates
Immunization rates for children and adults are rising, but coverage levels have not reached optimal goals. As a result, vaccine-preventable diseases still occur. In an era of increasing complexity of immunization schedules, rising expectations about the performance of primary care, and large demands on primary care providers, it is important to understand and promote interventions that work in primary care settings to increase immunization coverage. One common theme across immunization programs in many nations involves the challenge of implementing a population-based approach and identifying all eligible recipients, for ex...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gates Foundation looks to develop simple, single-use injection device for global use
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this week announced it is taking requests for proposals to develop a dual-chamber, prefilled, single-dose injection device for use in remote in-home settings by low skilled healthcare workers and through self-administration. The injection device will be used for the administration of the measles-rubella vaccine in house-to-house campaigns, and for the self-administration of long-acting, injectable contraceptives, according to a posting from the group. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business   The post Gates Foundation looks to develop simple, single-use inj...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Source Type: news

WHO launches business case for immunization in Africa at the World Health Assembly
Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2018 – Today at the 71st World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the business case for WHO immunization activities on the African Continent 2018-2030,which outlines how WHO will support African Member States achieve universal immunization coverage.  While Africa has made tremendous progress in improving access to immunization, most countries are off track to achieve the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90% national immunization coverage by 2020.Every year, more than 30 million children under-five fall sick due to vaccine-preventable diseases (VP...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 24, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Vaccination Campaign Reachs Almost 100 Per Cent of Target
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Health Ministry vaccinated almost seven million children against measles and rubeola (also known as German measles) in April, according to a report in Monday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks across England
Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had two doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Measles cases in England linked to European outbreak
Health agency issues MMR reminder after 440 laboratory-confirmed cases this yearOutbreaks of measles have been confirmed across England, health officials have said.More than 400 cases have been identified this year, linked to “ongoing large outbreaks in Europe”, according to Public Health England (PHE).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Health Vaccines and immunisation MMR Infectious diseases Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Syria: MSF vaccinates tens of thousands of displaced children in west Aleppo
More than 51,000 children were vaccinated  measles, rubella, and pneumococcal disease and its complications.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Kenya:Measles Jab Leaves Trail of Pain
[Nation] As responsible parents who wanted their children to enjoy good health, Mr Simon Kirui and his wife, Caroline, had their twin daughters vaccinated against measles at Mogogosiek Heath Centre on January 15. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Do I need the MMR jab before travelling? How safe is the MMR vaccine?
IF YOU are jetting off on holiday in a few months it might be worth thinking about whether you need a measles, mumps and rubella jab before you go. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterinary Group: Dogs Can ’t Get Autism, So Please Keep Vaccinating Them
Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the surreal message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners. It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their dogs due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals. “There’s currently ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Autism healthytime onetime Source Type: news

EU Wants Coordinated Vaccine Push Against Measles, Other Diseases EU Wants Coordinated Vaccine Push Against Measles, Other Diseases
The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Dogs Can ’ t Have Autism, U.K. Officials Say After Vaccine Scare
The “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for outbreaks of measles in the U.S. and Europe has now turned to pets, leading officials to rebut claims about side effects from vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Animal Behavior Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Autism Veterinary Medicine Great Britain British Veterinary Association ITV (British television network - was offered iTV, which is either a case error in the tag name or another network...) Source Type: news

No, Your Dog Can ’ t Get Autism From a Vaccine
British officials were spurred to rebut claims about the possible side effects of vaccines because the “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for measles outbreaks has turned to pets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Animal Behavior Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Autism Veterinary Medicine Great Britain British Veterinary Association ITV (British television network - was offered iTV, which is either a case error in the tag name or another network...) Source Type: news

EU member states urged to develop co-ordinated vaccine plans for measles, flu and other diseases
The European Commission has urged EU member states to co-operate more closely in fighting diseases, such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Portable Test Helps Identify Refugees at Risk of Outbreaks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections and who's not. The goal is to find groups of people at risk of outbreaks, especially in impoverished and remote parts of the world, in time to save lives. Wednesday, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya. "We're very excited about the potential for this technology," said epidemiologist Aimee Summers of the...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Portable Test Helps Identify Refugees at Risk of Outbreaks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections and who's not. The goal is to find groups of people at risk of outbreaks, especially in impoverished and remote parts of the world, in time to save lives. Wednesday, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya. "We're very excited about the potential for this technology," said epidemiologist Aimee Summers of the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Portable Test Helps Identify Refugees at Risk of Outbreaks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections and who's not. The goal is to find groups of people at risk of outbreaks, especially in impoverished and remote parts of the world, in time to save lives. Wednesday, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya. "We're very excited about the potential for this technology," said epidemiologist Aimee Summers of the...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

EU wants coordinated vaccine push against measles, other diseases
(Reuters) - The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Immunization: A National Health Emergency
[allAfrica] As we mark Africa Vaccination Week and World Immunization Week, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) and partners can point to significant progress. Thanks to vaccination efforts, there was for example an 84% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2016 worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Measles vaccination gaps in teenagers and young adults highlighted in ECDC's report
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) ECDC data show that up to 80 percent of teenagers and young adults who contracted measles in 2017 had not been vaccinated. ECDC analysis of sub-national data indicates that even countries with high overall levels of vaccine coverage may have groups that are unvaccinated. In recent and ongoing measles outbreaks, ECDC's recent rapid risk assessment identifies healthcare workers as among those affected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

USA Today admits student with measles had already been vaccinated
(Natural News) You might have noticed that the mainstream media generally likes to pretend that getting a vaccine means there is no way you’ll ever contract the disease in question. Any time there is an outbreak, most outlets will go out of their way to point out how many unvaccinated people were involved while conveniently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Vaccination Drive to Target 13 Million Children
[ANGOP] Luanda -Thirteen million children are being vaccinated against measles, rubella and poliomyelitis across the country, during a campaign started Monday, Angop has learnt from official sources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Minister Calls for Joining Polio Immunisation Campaign
[ANGOP] Gabela -Parents and guardians have been urged to take their children to the vaccination posts to ensure that they get polio, measles and rubella immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique:Vaccination Campaign Against Measles and Rubella
[AIM] Maputo -A national campaign of vaccination against measles and rubella (also known as German measles) begins in Mozambique on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Are you due the MMR vaccine? Adults should check their measles immunity is up to date
Measles is one of the world ’s most infectious diseases. Adults who are travelling to Europe, where there has been a large measles outbreak, are advised to check their immunity is up to date. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids with Autism —And Their Siblings—Are Less Likely To Be Vaccinated
Doctors say that there is no scientific evidence suggesting a link between vaccines that infants and young children receive in the first few years of life and the risk of autism, but that has not stopped parents from questioning the connection — and in some cases, forgoing vaccinations for their kids. In the latest study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers led by Ousseny Zerbo, from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, found that children diagnosed with autism are less likely to receive additional vaccines, and that their younger siblings are less likely to receive the full schedule of childhood vaccinat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime vaccines Source Type: news

Kids with Autism Are Less Likely to Be Vaccinated
Doctors say that there is no scientific evidence suggesting a link between vaccines that infants and young children receive in the first few years of life and the risk of autism, but that has not stopped parents from questioning the connection — and in some cases, forgoing vaccinations for their kids. In the latest study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers led by Ousseny Zerbo, from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, found that children diagnosed with autism are less likely to receive additional vaccines, and that their younger siblings are less likely to receive the full schedule of childhood vaccinat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime vaccines Source Type: news

Mumps outbreaks linked to waning vaccine protection, study says
The MMR vaccine, given in two doses to children, protects against the measles, mumps and rubella. Yet the United States and Europe have seen more than a few outbreaks of mumps, a contagious viral disease, in the past couple of years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news