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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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Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult population. 2…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

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VIDEO: Limited knowledge about Zika poses challenge in vaccine development

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Nepal makes significant progress toward measles elimination

March 17, 2016
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Dengue vaccine shows full protection in human challenge model

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Hardly harmless: The dangerous tradition of ‘pox parties’

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2016
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Gardasil significantly reduces prevalence of HPV strains among females

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ACIP: Flu vaccine 59% effective to date

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Timely DTaP vaccination could reduce infant pertussis, hospitalizations

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