Opting In: The Value of Vaccines
A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Over the last 30 years huge progress has been made against polio and it is now only endemic in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with only 33 cases confirmed cases last year. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 1 2019 (IPS) Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world’s progress on immunisation is now being threatened. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 85 percent of the world’s children received basic va...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations diptheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) human papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Vaccines World Health Organ Source Type: news

Two British people DIE after receiving yellow fever vaccines
The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said two people died of viscerotropic disease after having the vaccine to protect against mosquito-borne yellow fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading cancer expert dies suddenly following routine yellow fever vaccination
A leading cancer expert, who was described as a "pioneer" in his field by Prince William, has died suddenly after receiving a routine yellow fever vaccination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Targets 26 Million People in Yellow Fever Campaign
[VOA] A vaccination center in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, is swarming with people, a sign that Nigeria's campaign to vaccinate more people against yellow fever appears to be making headway. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow Fever – Kingdom of the Netherlands
On 22 November 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed by Dutch authorities of a laboratory-confirmed case of yellow fever. The case-patient is a 26 year-old male who visited Gambia from 3 through 17 November 2018, with a three day trip to Senegal from 12 through 14 November. He had no history of vaccination for yellow fever prior to the trip. On 18 November 2018, the case-patient developed symptoms including fever, nausea and vomiting. On19 November 2018 he was hospitalized with symptoms of acute liver failure and he is still in hospital as of 10 December. The International Health Regulations National Focal...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Residents Attribute Success of Yellow Fever Vaccination to Sensitisation
[Guardian] Abuja -Residents of six local councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have attributed the success of the yellow fever vaccination exercise to massive enlightenment, mobilisation and sensitisation campaigns embarked upon by the FCT Primary Health Care Board, FCT Administration, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCA), the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as other stakeholders in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Large Turnout for Yellow Fever Vaccination in Abuja
[Premium Times] "I have never received any vaccine before but my neighbour this morning informed me of the yellow fever vaccination, so I came here for it," Mary Ben, a 32-year-old woman told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Edo Govt Adopts Multi-Agency Response, Urges Residents to Embrace Vaccination, Sanitation
[This Day] The Edo State Government has urged residents in the state to take advantage of the state's vaccination drive against Yellow Fever disease, assuring of a multi-agency response, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Second Phase of Nigeria's Biggest-Ever Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway
[WHO] The Government of Nigeria - with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF aims to vaccinate 26.2 million people this year through preventive campaigns. The second phase of its biggest-ever yellow fever campaign seeks to establish high population immunity nationwide and began today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Vaccinate 26 Million People in 2nd Phase of Biggest-Ever Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign
[WHO] The Government of Nigeria - with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF aims to vaccinate 26.2 million people during the second phase of its biggest-ever yellow fever campaign as it seeks to establish high population immunity nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever kills 10 in Ethiopia, WHO ships 1.45 million vaccines
The World Health Organization is releasing more than a million doses of yellow fever vaccine from its emergency stockpile after the deadly mosquito-borne disease killed 10 people in southwestern Ethiopia, a WHO report said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Reduced-Dose Yellow Fever Vax Proves Mettle in Congo
(MedPage Today) -- Attempt to stretch vaccine in shortage paid off, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Congo Republic Says to Launch Vaccination Drive After Yellow Fever Outbreak Congo Republic Says to Launch Vaccination Drive After Yellow Fever Outbreak
Congo Republic will launch a country-wide vaccination campaign to control an outbreak of yellow fever near the border with the Angolan enclave of Cabinda, the health ministry said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Congo Republic says to launch vaccination drive after yellow fever outbreak
Congo Republic will launch a country-wide vaccination campaign to control an outbreak of yellow fever near the border with the Angolan enclave of Cabinda, the health ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yellow fever vaccine: How long does the vaccination last and when do you need to get it?
YELLOW fever vaccine may be the last thing on many holidaymakers ’ minds before they vacate to their exotic destination, but the jab can stop you getting the disease particularly if you’re travelling to an area where the infection is found. How long does the vaccination last and when do you need to get it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow fever vaccine: How long does the vaccination last and when should you get it?
YELLOW fever vaccine may be the last thing on many holidaymakers ’ minds before they vacate to their exotic destination, but the jab can stop you getting the disease particularly if you’re travelling to an area where the infection is found. How long does the vaccination last and when do you need to get it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Yellow fever: A new method for testing vaccine safety
(Institut Pasteur) Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and Sanofi Pasteur have recently developed a novel alternative method to animal testing that can be used to verify the safety of vaccines such as the yellow fever vaccine. This original approach is based on the development of an in cellulo device using a 3D culture model, the 'BBB-Minibrain'. A patent application has been filed by the Institut Pasteur and Inserm. The results of this research were published in the journal Biologicals in May 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:Nearly One Billion People in Africa to be Protected Against Yellow Fever by 2026
[WHO] Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi -- the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal
Brazil's Health Ministry says its yellow fever vaccination campaign is significantly short of its goal and that 10 million people still need to be immunized (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018 Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018
A recent outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil underscores the need for travelers to obtain timely vaccination and for clinicians to be alert to symptoms in returning travelers.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Africa:Yellow Fever - UN Aims to Eradicate Disease From Africa By 2026
[Deutsche Welle] The UN and partners have launched a plan to vaccinate 1 billion people against yellow fever in Africa. A mass vaccination campaign in West Africa is a model to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:21 Million Nigerians to Be Protected Against Yellow Fever in 2018 - Govt
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government has said no fewer than 21 million people will be vaccinated against yellow fever across the country by the end of 2018 with support from World Health Organisation (WHO), Gavi - the Vaccine Aliliance, UNICEF and other health partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria ’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday (10 April). (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: yellow fever [subject], African Region [region], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Kenya:How Nairobians Are Being Duped With Fake Yellow Fever Vaccine at City Hall
[Nairobi News] Members of the public have been warned about the operations of rogue health officers at Nairobi City Hall who have been injecting travellers with water instead of the recommended yellow fever vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends those traveling to Brazil get a yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel. "Currently, there are concerns regarding quite a large outbreak in Brazil that has been linked to yellow fever," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Yellow [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Update: Thinking of Going to Brazil? You Will Need a Yellow Fever Vaccination
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that an outbreak of the virus means that travelers should get the vaccine before a trip. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Travel and Vacations Yellow Fever Brazil Source Type: news

Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign
Amid rumors that a yellow fever vaccine is weak or dangerous, Brazil is struggling to vaccinate millions of people, raising concerns the outbreak could grow (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Yellow Fever Circles Brazil ’ s Huge Cities
With an outbreak in its second year, officials are trying to vaccinate 23 million people against the virus. The government was slow to act, critics say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHASTA DARLINGTON and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Sao Paulo (Brazil) Monkeys and Apes Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Vaccine
CBER Approved Product For active immunization of persons 9 months of age and older who: •Are living in or traveling to endemic areas; •Travelling internationally to countries that require evidence of vaccination from entering travelers or; •Laboratory Personnel who might be expose to virulent yellow fever virus or to concentrated preparations of the yellow fever vaccine strain b y direct or indirect contact or by aerosols should by vaccinated. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Uganda:NSSF Offers Free Yellow Fever Vaccination During Customer Week
[Observer] National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has today kicked off its annual Customer Connect week with various activities including a medical camp that will see Ugandans get free Hepatitis B, diabetes and blood pressure screening and Yellow fever vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign struggling to meet goal
Brazil's Health Ministry says a massive yellow fever vaccination campaign has reached less than 20 percent of the targeted population since it began three weeks ago (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil confirms 353 yellow fever cases, including 98 deaths
Brazil's Health Ministry has confirmed more than 350 cases of yellow fever as the infection rate picks up steam in the nation at the centre of the last outbreak. There's currently a shortage of yellow fever vaccine in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Largest Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Nigeria's History Under Way - UN Health Agency
[UN News] The Nigerian Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, aiming to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt/WHO Begins Yellow Fever Vaccination in Three States
[Premium Times] The federal government on Thursday began a mass vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of yellow fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Set to Vaccinate 25 Million People Against Yellow Fever, Says WHO
[Guardian] The Nigerian government with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners will today launch a mass vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of yellow fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Largest yellow fever vaccination campaign in Nigeria ’ s history under way – UN health agency
The Nigerian Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, aiming to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Largest yellow fever vaccination campaign in Nigeria ’s history under way – UN health agency
The Nigerian Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, aiming to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Errors in Administration of an Excess Dosage of Yellow Fever Vaccine — United States, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Pledges 20 Million Doses of Vaccines to Eradicate Yellow Fever
[Guardian] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pledged a yearly donation of 20 million doses of vaccines to eradicate yellow fever in Nigeria.The WHO Representative, Dr. Fiona Braka, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja.She said the global body would assist the country in achieving the total vaccination of the populace, in line with the global Elimination of Yellow Epidemics (EYE) by 2026. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Donates 20 Million Doses of Yellow Fever Vaccine
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organization (WHO) has promised to donate 20 million doses of vaccines annually towards eradicating yellow fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil's yellow fever death toll triples
The World Health Organization said the number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil tripled, with 20 deaths since July. US travelers urged to get the yellow fever vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Inside Story of Free Yellow Fever Drugs
[Monitor] Kampala -The yellow fever vaccination card has become the second most important document after the passport for travellers in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Amid Shortage, UR Nursing's Passport Health One of Select Clinics Offering Yellow Fever Vaccination
The Passport Health clinic at the University of Rochester School of Nursing is among a limited number of sites chosen to administer yellow fever immunizations during a period of anticipated shortages of the vaccine nationwide. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

1.4 million vaccines from global stockpile support yellow fever control in Nigeria
The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever has provided 1.4 million vaccine doses for an immunization campaign that starts on Saturday (2 December) to help control an ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria. (Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters)
Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, yellow fever [subject], yellow fever [subject], African Region [region], Nigeria [country], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Uganda:50,000 to Get Free Yellow Fever Vaccination
[Monitor] More than 50,000 people will be protected against yellow fever virus in an ongoing 10-day vaccination campaign organised by the National Medical Stores (NMS) at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil Ramps Up Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign After Dead Monkey Discovered
Officials confirmed that the monkey had been infected with the virus. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil Ramps Up Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign After Dead Monkey Discovered
Officials confirmed that the monkey had been infected with the virus. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dead monkey prompts Sao Paulo to step up yellow fever vaccination
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Health authorities launched a yellow fever vaccination campaign on the north side of Brazil's largest city over the weekend after a dead monkey was found infected with the disease, state and city officials said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news