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Measles - “nobody told me, nodoby reminded me”

Posted by Tarik Derrough on April 25, 2012 at 15:30 0 Comments

Yes we can get rid of measles and we must. Key for solving the problem is to ensure that at least 95% of the population is immunised (so called herd-immunity). The remaining part of the population that may not be protected may be clustered…

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HPV vaccination in EU countries: review of new evidence

Posted by ECDC on April 24, 2014 at 11:22 0 Comments

HPV (Human papilloma virus) vaccination is variably implemented in the EU. At present, 23 EU/EEA Member States recommend the vaccination (for the…

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Vaccination: divine providence, trust and responsibility. Brochure on religious arguments for and against vaccination in The Netherlands

Posted by Helma Ruijs on April 24, 2014 at 10:54 0 Comments

Despite a high MMR-vaccination coverage on national level, The Netherlands experienced a large measles epidemic with more than 2600 registered cases, more than 180 hospitalizations and 1 death in 2013. (…

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Measles is not only a childhood disease

Posted by Sabrina Bacci on April 23, 2014 at 15:46 0 Comments

By Dr Sabrina Bacci

I am a vaccine-preventable disease expert working for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The views expressed here are all mine and do not reflect ECDC's positions or…

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Measles - “nobody told me, nodoby reminded me”

Yes we can get rid of measles and we must. Key for solving the problem is to ensure that at least 95% of the population is immunised (so called herd-immunity). The remaining part of the population that may not be protected may be clustered (specific population group, religious beliefs, etc) and despite high overall population coverage, outbreaks may still occur. Achieving a high coverage is needed but not always sufficient. In Europe, the herd immunity threshhold is not reached! So only one…See More
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"herd immunity not always effective so to reach community immunity we must reach 100% coverage of vaccination "
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Journalists and celebrities honored in Georgia

In recognition of active support for immunization advocacy, journalists and celebrities were awarded special certificates from Dr Mariam Jashi, Deputy Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. The 4 celebrities - basketball players Anatoli Boisa and Kote Tugushi and actors David Katsarava and Keta Lortkipanidze – joined 19 journalists from different media outlets alongside popular paediatricians and heads of children’s hospitalsThe event marked the beginning of EIW in Georgia…See More
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Journalists and celebrities honored in Georgia

Started by WHO/Europe in Sample Title 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

In recognition of active support for immunization advocacy, journalists and celebrities were awarded special certificates from Dr Mariam Jashi, Deputy Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. The 4 celebrities - basketball players…Continue

The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme in Ireland

Started by WHO/Europe in Sample Title. Last reply by Top Geert 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

This article was written by Dr Brenda Corcoran, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, National Immunization Office of Ireland.The national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme has been very succesful in Ireland since it began in 2010.…Continue

Надежные источники по иммунизации на русском?

Started by Svetlana Balagul in Sample Title Apr 8. 0 Replies

Кто-то может подсказать надежные источники по иммунизации на русском языке? Хотелось бы иметь возможность узнать больше по теме, а сеть полнится критическими и неверно отражающими действительное положение дел сайтами. Continue

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Anti-vaccination sentiments: what is the most appropriate response?

Started by Catharina Reynen in Sample Title. Last reply by Gary Finnegan Apr 7. 1 Reply

The recent meeting of immunization programme managers from 46 countries in the European Region included a lively panel discussion on responding to anti-vaccination groups, chaired by Gary Finnegan of VaccinesToday.Panel experts were divided between…Continue

Tags: advocacy, immunization, hesitancy, vaccine, anti-vaccination

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