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Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - Kaduna Begins Immunisation of 1.5 M Children
[Daily Trust] Kaduna State Government on Thursday began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Earmarks N3.5 Bn for Campaign Against Measles
[This Day] Kaduna -The federal government has earmarked N3.5 billion for the 2017/2018 national vaccination campaign against measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - Nigerian Govt Flags Off Vaccination Campaign Tuesday
[Premium Times] The federal government will on Tuesday flag off the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign, which aims to vaccinate over 33 million Nigerian children against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016
Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Taraba, Unicef Task Media On Measles Vaccination
[Guardian] Jalingo -The dream of halting Measles, polio and other child killer diseases from resurrecting its ugly head in Taraba state, media practitioners, as opined by the leadership of the State Primary Health Care Developed Agency and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) must educate the people on the adverse effects of rejecting the vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - Nigeria Has Highest Unvaccinated Children Worldwide - WHO Report
[Premium Times] Though there has been a substantial decline in global measles death, Nigeria still tops the chart of number of children not vaccinated against measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

CDC recommends booster shot of MMR vaccine during mumps outbreaks
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Wednesday to recommend the use of a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine during outbreaks of the mumps. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak at Syracuse as CDC weighs new vaccine recommendation
An outbreak of mumps has spurred Syracuse University to offer students a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR vaccine side effects do NOT include autism – where the myth came from explained
VACCINES for measles, mumps and rubella do not cause autism in children, and it ’s important to vaccine your kids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Terrorists at Large! NMA panel suggests no American has the right to refuse experimental vaccinations and children must be held down by police while injected
(Natural News) Are you ready for your front door to be kicked in by a CDC swat team and your children to be held down at gunpoint while being injected with the latest experimental vaccines for anthrax, zika, ebola, HPV, measles, chicken pox, swine flu, influenza, and whatever else they think up this year? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories
William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law of parsimony,” better known today as “Occam’s razor.” According to the razor principle, the simplest explanation for an event is almost always the best; shave away any extraneous assumptions, and what you’ve got left is usually the truth. That’s not exactly the way conspiracy theorists think. Either Barack Obama was actually born in Hawaii, or an international plot unfolded over multiple decades to conceal his Kenyan birthplace and in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior beliefs climate change Conspiracy Theories healthytime JFK moon landings Science the brain vaccines Source Type: news

WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 1.3 Million Children to Get Measles, Rubella Vaccine
[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Over 1.3 Million Children to Get Measles, Rubella Vaccine
[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles Cases Are Rising. Here Are the States Where It ’s Becoming More Common
Measles incidence in the United States has been extremely low since the disease was declared eliminated there in 2000. But in recent years, transmission rates have doubled, according to a new research letter published in JAMA, and the researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say it’s likely due to people not being vaccinated. From 2001 to 2015, 2,012 cases of measles were reported in the United States, and 1,789 of them were among U.S. residents. Cases were reported in 46 states, and Ohio, California, New York and Washington all reported at least 100. 70% of the people who got measles wer...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are vaccinations safe are vaccines safe Children's Health healthytime measles measles vaccine measles. vaccination public health vaccination risks Source Type: news

' Susceptibility Pockets' Driving Uptick in US Measles Cases'Susceptibility Pockets' Driving Uptick in US Measles Cases
Pockets of unvaccinated individuals appear to be driving an uptick in the incidence of measles in the United States, not waning vaccine efficacy, an analysis has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says
People who don’t get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday. The findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, add to the body of evidence linking failure to vaccinate with the spread of the highly infectious […]Related:Breast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study saysNobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She’s now partially blind and in ‘excruci...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has measles really been 'eliminated' in the UK?
"Measles eliminated in the UK for the first time," reports The Telegraph. This and other stories in the media are based on a new World Health Organization (WHO) report confirming the UK is now one of 33 countries in Europe to have "eliminated" measles. "Elimination" is the official term used once a country has reduced the number of cases of a disease to a low enough level to stop it spreading through the general population for at least three years. It doesn't mean that measles has been wiped out or eradicated in the UK. In 2016 there were more than 500 cases in England and Wales. However, the ...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike
Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccination target met for the first time
The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR1) by their fifth birthday has met the World Health Organisation target of 95% for the first time in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccine industry celebrates Disneyland measles outbreak operation as a huge success, seeks to model similar outbreaks for more fear propaganda
(Natural News) There’s nothing quite as effective as a good outbreak story to keep the masses in line when it comes to vaccines. While resistance to vaccine mandates and the CDC’s vaccination schedule have been steadily growing in recent years, there is no doubt that the mainstream media can manipulate an outbreak story very effectively... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest fall in English MMR coverage by age two 'of concern'
Coverage of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine by children ’s second birthday has decreased in 2016-17 for the third year in a row in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'
Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 33 Million Children for Measles Vaccination Campaign
[Daily Trust] Health workers are to vaccinate at least 33 million children aged between nine months and five years against measles in a campaign starting this October, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles - Millions of Children At Risk As 33 States Yet to Pay Counterpart Funds
[Daily Trust] States that do not pay their counterpart funds by tomorrow (Friday, September 15) will not participate in the upcoming Measles Vaccination Campaign, the FG has said. So far only four states have released theirs, while eight others have approved but yet to release the money. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India, Indonesia far behind in measles vaccination: WHO
Together they account for 91 per cent of unvaccinated children in the region, with India alone accounting for 67 per cent of the children missing immunisation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Third MMR Dose Can Help Prevent Mumps During Outbreaks (FREE)
By the Editors A third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine helped prevent mumps infection during an outbreak at the University of Iowa in 2015 –16, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk
Giving the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine as the second dose of measles-containing vaccine does not appear to increase the risk of febrile seizures, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Measles immunity gaps and the progress towards elimination: a multi-country modelling analysis
This modelling analysis found that susceptibility to measles was 3% in the UK. Reviewing vaccination history of school leavers and offering vaccination at time of school leaving was suggested as a convenient strategy for filling immunity gaps among adolescents and young adults. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romania fights worst outbreak of measles for decades
New law designed to boost falling vaccination rate expected as more than 30 die (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measles Cases Could Triple Even With Just A Small Decline In Vaccinations
Vaccine hesitancy is a major public health concern that needs to be highlighted. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economic benefits for catch-up measles vaccination in NZ
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps
Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

DRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against Measles
Press releaseDRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against MeaslesJuly 28, 2017As measles sweeps across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more than one million children have been vaccinated against the deadly disease during a nine-month campaign by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Romania to pass vaccination law to deal with immunization gaps
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Slight Drop In Measles Vaccinations Could Triple Infections In U.S. Kids
Measles is a highly contagious virus that can be serious or even fatal. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Vaccine Study Findings a'Wake-up Call'Measles Vaccine Study Findings a'Wake-up Call '
Further declines in measles vaccine coverage could make the disease endemic again in the United States, the authors warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Small Declines in Measles Vaccination Could Triple the Number of Cases (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Even a small decrease in the measles vaccination rate could lead to a threefold increase in cases, according to a modeling study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Small drop in vaccine rates could cause measles outbreak
About 93 percent of children aged two to 11 years old get the measles vaccine. If this dropped to 88 percent, it could cost the US $2.1million more a year, Stanford researchers warn. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All media coverage of "measles outbreaks" is scripted FAKE NEWS to promote vaccine industry interests
(Natural News) We are living under a pharmaceutical dictatorship that spends billions of dollars to systematically bribe medical professionals and influence lawmakers. This industry uses the media and associated press not only to advertise its products but also to influence news stories that scare people into vaccinating for alleged protection against benign illnesses. For example, all media coverage of “measles outbreaks” is really... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many
A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slight drop in measles vaccinations could triple infections in U.S. kids
(Reuters Health) - Just a 5 percent decline in measles vaccination rates could triple the number of young children who get infected with the virus in the U.S., according to a study highlighting the risks of parents refusing to vaccinate their kids. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A few vaccine refusers can endanger larger groups, researchers say
While a small percentage of U.S. parents does not vaccinate their children, a study warns even a few such families can trigger a big jump in measles cases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news