Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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Timely vaccinations, improved recordkeeping may reduce mortality rates in India

September 26, 2016

Timely and accurately recorded vaccination may help to reduce morbidity and mortality of Indian children from vaccine-preventable diseases, according to published study findings.

“Protection against [vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs)] requires timely receipt of the recommended number of doses of a given vaccine to develop adequate immunity and minimize susceptibility to disease,” Nijika Shrivastwa, PhD, MHSA, MPH, from the department of epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, and colleagues wrote. “Delays in vaccine receipt beyond the recommended time frame (ie, untimely vaccination) may unnecessarily expose a child to prolonged risk of disease and contribute to the ongoing transmission of VPDs.”

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

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Maternal influenza vaccination linked to reduced respiratory illness among infants

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