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mass vaccination

The use of vaccines during an outbreak of a communicable disease in an attempt to prevent an epidemic. In the U.S. mass vaccinations are sometimes carried out in schools and hospitals during meningitis or hepatitis epidemics.
See also: vaccination
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However, implementing mass vaccination for even a single district in West Africa could require >100,000 doses.
This mass vaccination campaign is a real and great example of collaboration between UN agencies, local and international NGOs and the social community inside of the camp under the umbrella of Ministry of Health," said Dr.
Summary: Gordon Brown is insisting the UK has been "ahead of the world" in tackling swine flu as the mass vaccination process got under way.
Mass vaccination plans for the whole population have been drawn up in the United Kingdom, which fears its infection rate could escalate to 100,000 a day by the end of next month.
There are plans for mass vaccination from autumn to tackle the spread of swine flu.
But the Government and vaccine makers GlaxoSmithKline said the number of reactions is in line with any mass vaccination programme.
But the Scottish government and vaccine manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline said the number of adverse reactions is in line with any mass vaccination programme.
Repeated mass vaccination campaigns are needed to reduce measles deaths and illness in Africa, but barriers are making it difficult to carry out such campaigns, according to a February study in the Lancet.
Scientists hope the research will lead to the mass vaccination of whole endangered populations.
An Emergency Preparedness Agency located in the Southeast region of the USA has designated seven local high schools to operate as a mass vaccination clinics (MVC) in the event of an emergency such as the outbreak of avian flu.
In particular, there is significant opportunity to increase the number of commercial licensing arrangements - such as in the field of influenza and mass vaccination campaigns, where the possible emergence of pandemic strains of flu and the threat of bio-terrorism are major concerns at the present time.
The FAO wants mass vaccination campaigns in east Asian countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam, where the disease is most entrenched and from where a global epidemic is most likely to spring.