Niger unveils measles vaccination plan for 4 million children

Niger launched a campaign on Friday to vaccinate more than four million children against measles, one of the biggest causes of child mortality in the country, the health ministry said. The one-week nationwide vaccination programme aims to “eliminate measles by the end of 2020”, Health Minister Illiassou Mainassara said, adding, it “will reach 4.254 million children” aged from 9 months […]

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Flu vaccination linked with lower risk of death in patients with high blood pressure

Influenza vaccination in patients with high blood pressure is associated with an 18% reduced risk of death during flu season, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. “Given these results, it is my belief that all patients with high blood pressure should have an annual flu vaccination,” said first author Daniel […]

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Vaccination programs substantially reduce HPV infections and precancerous cervical lesions

Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programs have substantially reduced the number of infections and precancerous cervical lesions caused by the virus, according to a study published today in The Lancet by researchers from Université Laval and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre. Results are so promising that it has now become possible to envision eliminating cervical cancer as a […]

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Is maternal vaccination safe during breastfeeding?

In light of the continuing anti-vaccination movement, a provocative new article provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women. The article, which determined that only smallpox vaccine and, in some circumstances yellow fever vaccine, are the only vaccines having the potential to cause harm to infants, is published in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the […]

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Cholera vaccination drive starts in Mozambique after cyclone

A cholera vaccination campaign is kicking off to reach nearly 900,000 cyclone survivors in Mozambique as officials rush to contain an outbreak of the disease. Vaccinations are beginning on Wednesday morning in the hard-hit city of Beira, where most of the more than 1,400 cases have been reported since the outbreak was declared a week ago. Mozambican authorities have reported […]

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Adults at high risk for HIV infection have low rates of vaccination against human papillomavirus

Adults who are at high risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, were less likely than the general population to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause anal and cervical cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, held in Atlanta March 29-April 3. HPV infection is common, and […]

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Measles in Germany: What you need to know currently

This article is continuously updated. Since then, schools and day-care centres in lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and several other German States intensified measles cases have become known, the debate around the issue of compulsory vaccination in Germany, for the umpteenth Time travel. He supported mandatory measles vaccinations in schools and day-care centres, was the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), […]

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Philippines to charge Sanofi officials over dengue vaccination deaths

The Philippine government said Friday it would file criminal charges against six officials of the French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur over the deaths of children injected with its Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine. The Philippines in 2016 was the first nation to use Dengvaxia in a mass immunisation programme, but Sanofi disclosed a year later that it could worsen symptoms for people […]

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Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio

Pakistan has launched yet another vaccination drive against polio, trying to eradicate the crippling disease from the country. The three-day, nationwide campaign started on Monday and is aimed at vaccinating millions of children under 5 years of age. Pakistani authorities have provided security to thousands of medical and other workers taking part in the drive by going house to house […]

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Enough German to get vaccinated: For whom the Flu is important

Experts advise on vaccination against influenza. This year, a quadrivalent vaccine is available. FOCUS Online explains for whom the flu is dangerous and who should therefore necessarily vaccinate. A lot of little people in Germany get vaccinated. Especially high-risk groups such as Pregnant women or old people often underestimate the importance of a flu vaccination is for you. In the […]

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