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