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Reset vaccination drive

The Centre must shed its rigid policies and allow people of all age groups to get inoculated through hassle-free procedures

MMR vaccine may protect against worst symptoms of Covid-19

Vaccination with MMR in immunocompetent individuals has no contraindications and may be especially effective for health care workers who can easily be exposed to Covid-19, says study

Measles, polio cases set to surge as vaccinations suspended due to Covid-19

Measles and polio are two diseases now forecast to rise, as countries are being urged to postpone vaccination programmes that could be ‘essential to saving lives.’ The top priority for most of the governments around the world is to fight Covid-19.

COVID-19: Millions of children at risk with immunisation services disrupted

UNICEF estimates that 182 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2018, or 20.3 million children a year on average.

Unicef warns over lack of life-saving vaccines for kids

Most countries had suspended mass polio immunization campaigns and 25 countries had postponed mass measles immunization campaigns, the Unicef said in a statement on Friday, adding that even before the COVID-19 pandemic

Lockdown over herd immunity for experts

Senior health specialists point out herd immunity route comes with greater challenges and risks, cite UK's botched up strategy

Measles outbreak in Philippines kills 70

The deaths occurred since the beginning of the year but the Health Department in a statement on Monday.

‘KCR Kits’ boosts child immunisation

Scheme’s impact to reflect in NFH Survey 2018-19

Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles: UN

Given the direct impact on wellbeing, learning capacity and productivity, the loss and waste of micronutrients is of particular concern. Globally, agriculture produces 22 per cent more vitamin A than we require.

Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia’s Papua

Lange said 36 victims died in Pulau Tiga sub-district and 22 died in Agats, the main town and capital of Asmat district.

Telangana plans to eradicate Tuberculosis by 2023

Under the daily regimen, drugs will now be supplied free of cost to TB positive patients on a daily basis

India averted nearly one million child deaths since 2005, study says

India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles.

164 schools not participating in MR vaccination campaign in GHMC limits

Of these schools which have stayed away from the vaccination campaign, 85 schools are in Hyderabad, 35 in Ranga Reddy and nine in Sanga Reddy. Most of these happened to be corporate and private schools.

MR vaccine drive launched across Telangana

This is for the first time that the State and Central governments are getting involved in administration of MR vaccine to children.

MR vaccination drive from August

Measles and Rubella vaccine will be given to children from 9 months to 15 years of age.

Need to create awareness on measles stressed

Mass vaccination programme covering schoolchildren aged upto five years in August.

1.4 million children malnourished in Somalia

Geneva: Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year,...

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