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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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If the mass vaccination and other supporting program are continued in 2011 we will see a continued decline in human deaths," said Janice Girardi, director of BAWA.
Compare that, he said, to the five weeks that the University of California, Santa Barbara, had to organize its mass vaccination clinics, which had about a 51 percent turnout.
The existing cold chain system has sufficient capacity to store measles vaccines for the next mass vaccination campaign.
MIT USA), which specializes in the development, production, marketing and sale of needle-free injectors both for humans and animals, for individual and mass vaccinations.
A MASS vaccination campaign against bird flu might result from the ongoing outbreak in Asia, with the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) moving away from a pure pro-culling policy.
In the US, rates of serious pneumococcal disease have fallen by nearly 50% in the 20-39 age group since mass vaccination began in 2000.
While [widespread immunity] would certainly reduce the number of deaths, it would still not tip me from recommending post-attack mass vaccination," Kaplan says.
Only if there were numerous outbreaks would the government think of a mass vaccination programme as a last resort.
Only if there were numerous outbreaks would the Government consider a mass vaccination programme as a last resort.
The 100-page manual being sent to all 50 US states gives details on how to operate mass vaccination clinics.
And in another crucial move yesterday, the Premier decided to put on hold plans for mass vaccination of animals after hearing a forecast that the disease's spread could shortly be in check.