Researchers have documented a drop in child vaccination rates in Michigan since restrictions were imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, raising concern about outbreaks of other diseases such as measles, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report.
Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) stated that all immunization campaigns will be suspended for the next six months to prevent further transmission COVID-19 and make available resources to fight the pandemic.
People infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) lose immunity to smallpox even after much of their immune system is restored with drug therapy, according to a study which may lead to new interventions against opportunistic infections in HIV patients.
A health economic model suggested that extending the US human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program to include women and men through age 45 would produce relatively small health benefits compared with the current immunization program. Findings from a modeling study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Data released by the Australian government for the first quarter this year revealed that 94.78 percent of all Australian five-year-olds have been immunized, up from 94.67 percent in the last quarter of 2018.
Information provided to new parents in hospital about how to alleviate pain for their babies during vaccination resulted in more frequent use of pain interventions at future infant vaccinations, reports a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as Congo Monday began a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, the country's health minister said.